Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Into the Woods

As I have mentioned before, I am currently assistant musically directing at Sacramento Music Circus! Our fourth show of the summer, Into the Woods opens tonight!

For information on tickets and show times please click here.

For more information on the cast and creative team available on the Playbill Website.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Legos with TJ

I hate these things:

Not only are they UGLY, but those people look crazy! As a person driving behind you, do I honestly need to know that you are a heterosexual couple with two identical, crazy-eyed daughter children and a dog?

Not that I have anything against children, dogs or heterosexuality (apart from my allergy--to dogs, that is), but I don't see why I someone feels the need to have it hieroglyphicized all over the back window of their Ford Windstar/Chevy Venture/whatever scary soccer mom gas-guzzler he or she is driving.

Maybe it's like those signs you see in people's windows that are meant for firefighters: "We love our (2) cats, (3) dogs and (4) GERBILS ." Perhaps the intention of these icons upon the ass of a minivan are a mobile parallel for these signs. Say the car flips over and the ambulance comes and the EMTs have to pull everyone out from the depths of the "safest car on the road." Can you imagine that conversation?

EMT 1: Well, John, it looks like we got everyone out safe and alive.
EMT 2: OMG! Like, look, there's a puppy on the back window! You have to go back in there and get him Mike! If you don't he'll die! DO YOU WANT THE PUPPY TO DIE?!?

The worst version of these tiny stick figure role calls are the ones that actually have the family member's names underneath the icons. This version is not only obnoxious and tasteless, but dangerous. A child abductor could be lurking around the grocery store parking lot and do his research on your family quickly and effortlessly. When he walks up your daughter he will be prepared:

Abductor: "Hello little 'Cindy,' I'm your Uncle Barney. Your mommy 'Cynthia' and your father 'Chuck' told me to come get you from this produce section so we can go walk your puppy 'Sassy' and play Legos with your brother 'TJ.' "

Poor little Cindy will be so dazzled with familiar names that she won't think twice about trusting Uncle Barney. We all know how that story ends, and it ain't with TJ and Legos.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Iniquitous Gumballs

My dear friend Liz Cox came to Sacramento for a visit!

Today we went to the mall and saw some apparently Toxic Gumballs.

Then we went to the capitol!

We had a wine night last night, just like we often did in college. I regret to inform the world that I had my first hangover this morning. How could this happen?! Countless nights have been spent slaying my poor little liver-who-could. Not one month out of college, I have a hang over. Granted, we drank a lot of wine. A LOT. I was complaining to Liz about the tragedy of it all and she simply said: "I guess this means we're adults now." Cheers.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Current and Upcoming!

As I have mentioned before, I am working this summer as the Music Assistant at Sacramento Music Circus. Please come check out our shows, they are top notch!

Altar Boyz opened this past Tuesday and is receiving great reviews!

Guys & Dolls is opening this coming Tuesday, July 21st.
More information here: Music Circus - Guys and Dolls

Stop to Smell the Flowers

...or at least snap a photo.

These are the flowers across the street from my summer apartment in Sacramento.

This picture is pretty good quality considering I took it with my cell phone.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sacramento Music Circus

I'm currently working as the Music Assistant at Sacramento Music Circus. Our first show of the season, Thoroughly Modern Millie, opened this past Tuesday.

The Last Five Years

Just the other day I found that there are some videos on youtube from the production of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years that I musically directed and accompanied this past March.

The sound quality isn't incredible (and there is some weird beeping sound), but it's still worth looking at. Plus, Ashley and Ian are wonderful singers!