Thursday, March 22, 2007

Goodbye to Sandra D

Well, I have to say that this has been one of my favorite experiences. Second only to Six Flags, Grease is me favorite endevor I've taken part in. I'll be extremely sad to see it go.

I want to say thanks to all of the amazing people who made this show happen. I have learned so much through this experience, from some of the most talented people I've ever had the joy of working with. I have to say I was extremely suprized and honored when Scott called me and told me I had been cast in Grease, and that feeling still hasn't changed.

To everyone who saw and supported the show, thank you too. If theatre goers didn't go to the theatre then is wouldn'y happen. We have had extremely supportive crowds, and have been very well recieved, and I more then anybody am extremely happy.

Lastly, thank you to Scott and everyone who taught me so much throughout the rehearsal process and the shows run. I walk out of this much more mature then I was coming into it.

I intend to come see Urinetown, and I'm sure it will be just as great, and hopefully just as successful as Grease has been.


Closing my Grease blog, and signing off!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee

I'm not sure how many people can read it, but I found a really interesting article about Sandra Dee and her films and the effect they has on teenage females and their sexual habbits in the 1950's. It's a PDF but I'll try to find a way to copy it.

Click here :)

Thursday, February 15, 2007


Well, it's almost time forme to begin character research on my next show. Make's me sad, but I think I've learned more then enough about Patty Simcox to carry her through Grease. We will be running through the entire show from now until the time we open, which is amazing. I've never had so much time to work ON the set before. I'm really excited.

So since I have no Grease pictures or anything today, I bring you... Shoes:


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Gimme a High Five!

So in class we watched this french movie that came out in the 50's we believe. IMDB says it was released in 1960. But anyway, these two gangster guys high fived. It was extremely awkward, but anyway. High fiving didn't come to the U.S. untill the like 70's or 80's. Boy are we ever behind on the lame hand genstures. Just a thought!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

No Witty Headline from Grease Today

So I found something really cool just a few minutes ago.

You can type in dates, or years and get all kinds of information on what happened and what was popular then. I'm not sure how accurate for the inner city kids of Grease it would be, but I think it's really cool. I've been typing in every day between the first day of school and graduation since I found it, hehe.

It's also looking like we're all going to go out swing dancing as a cast on friday night, which will be amazing. I could use some practice! Plus, it's an excuse for me to buy an awesome swing dancing dress! Sweet!

The original Broadway Patty Simcox and her Rizzo

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Can't You Hand Jive Yet!?!?!

Well, I haven't written in a very long time!

Nick and I watched something... Planet, CLoud... Nine... Ten Vampire Lady or something last night. It was interesting. I'm starting to realise that these movies they showed at drive-ins back in '58 are the movies I make now. Aweful. Lol, but some of them aren't bad. My personal favorites: "High School Hell Cats" and "I Was A Teenage Werewolf."

Anyway, we watched it along with a RiffTracks recording, which made it even better. It was a lot more interesting listening to some guy making fun of it. At first I was really mad Nick wanted to make fun of my research, but then when we were watching it, the track brought up a lot of things that we've been talking about in rehearsal and things that Scott wrote about in the chapter, and it made me pay more attention to the differances in the movies then and now. He would point of the bad quality, or make some remark about how conservative things were then.

Any way, I'm off to do my Video Production assignment. See everyone tonight!

Friday, February 2, 2007

On a Side Note

Just letting everyone know, Red Ink's two years allowance to be entered into film festivals is almost up, so we're about to say goodbye to a very impressive run. Thanks so much to the director Mike Witman! Hope LA is awesome!