Friday, October 31, 2008

When you're hot...

In which our Diva ponders her sudden apparent popularity, but certainly isn't complaining

Overall, I'd estimate I get asked to audition for about 10% of the projects I submit for.

In the last three days, I've submitted on a dozen or so, and have now been asked to audition for four of them.

I suspect this is because we're getting about a dozen replacement windows installed next week, and need to find time to move a bunch of furniture around, including large bookcases. And people think the Universe doesn't have a sense of humor!

Meanwhile, don't forget the final weekend of Dracula at GreenMan Theatre! Special Halloween curtain time tonight at 9 pm...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Multitasking, Diva-style

In which our Diva does double duty as vampire and opera singer, and hopes the traffic gods will smile upon her

Heads-up to anyone planning to come to Dracula today: I'll be ducking out before curtain call to change like the wind and book it back to Elgin in time to sing at Elgin OPERA's annual benefit dinner.

Count this as my "Thanks for coming!" and a raincheck for hanging out another day...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Vamping it up in Elmhurst - don't miss it!

In which our Diva is opening TOMORROW!

GreenMan Theatre Troupe is set to open “Dracula” at First United Methodist Church in Elmhurst. The production opens Oct 17 and runs for three weekends. Tickets are still available, but seating is limited for this popular show, so make your reservations now. “Dracula” is the first show of GreenMan’s 2008-2009 season. Performances start at 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday, 3 pm on Sunday. There is a special ‘late night’ start time of 9 pm on Fri, Oct 31. The First United Methodist Church is located at 232 S. York Rd. Parking is free. Tickets for “Dracula” are available by calling GreenMan at 630-464-2646 or visiting the theatre’s website at There will be post-show discussion with the actors after the Sunday Oct 26th performance.

“Dracula” is the classic Bram Stoker tale, pitting the lead vampire against Van Helsing, Harker and Dr. Seward, as they attempt to prevent Lucy and Mina from falling prey to the Count. Steven Dietz’s script also includes the lunatic Renfield, a patient of Dr. Seward’s, who finds a way to help the vampire. Fans of the book will be sure to recognize many key scenes from the novel. GreenMan’s production team has transformed the intimate space at the Methodist Church into a flexible stage to take the audience on an exciting journey to London and Transylvania. Due to the nature of the story, the production is not recommended for anyone under 12. For more information about “Dracula” call the theatre box office at 630-464-2646.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Drac's Angels

It started with "What did you bring us from England, Daddy?" and got sillier from there...

Three days to opening -- don't miss it!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

"...adequately serpentine but not altogether gorgeous"

In which our Diva is giggling like a giggly thing

Over on LiveJournal, the ever-resourceful angevin2 has posted some notes given by Sir John Gielgud to the cast of his 1964 production of Hamlet.

They make way more sense than many notes I have been given in my time, and are altogether hilarious.