We had our opening performance tonight and got some great feedback from the audience. A couple of hiccups here and there, but I was really happy with the energy and the response we received. Now that the first performance is under my belt, a little more detail about this particular show.
One of the many perks of the intimacy of summerstock -- sexual tension and castcest notwithstanding (incast? I swear there's a pun there. Damn it. People in the cast start hooking up. Whatever.) -- is that there's always something to do backstage during performance, especially the vaudeville show. So here is the complete, descriptive (ish. If you want more detail, then come see the show. JEEZ.) set list according to my performance duties in The Blundering Herd.
THE BLUNDERING HERD
The Long Horn Ranch is in trouble, and to save it, Peggy Houston is going to have to open it up to tourists as a corny, over-the-top dude ranch. But all her prideful cowboys have up and quit and headed to Hollywood for the Gold Rush! GASP! What, oh what, will she do?! I play, Ruth Bell, her cheeky, man-crazy, pistol-happy friend next door. Cuz duh.
THE VAUDEVILLE SHOW
Heigh Ho (I push the Go button on the light board for this one! THRICE!)
16 Tons (And this one!)
Mr. Sandman (I wear onesie jammies and do teddy bear choreography in this one!)
If You Only Have a Moustache (I have a quick change during this one!)
And the Great Big Saw Came Nearer and Nearer (I... I don't do anything in this one.)
Moonlight Becomes You (I pin the tail on the serenadee -- word? yes. -- in this one!)
Don't Take Advantage of My Good Nature (I SING THIS ONE!!!)
The Possible Song (Another quick change! Yay!)
Never Never Land (I giggle backstage in this one!)
Parting Glass (I sing bass and try to make people cry in this one!)
Tico Tico (More giggling!)
Confucius Say (I wait side stage for the next one!)
Shy (I hit on various audience members in this one!)
Ragtime Cowboy Joe (One more quick change to the beat of some cowboy tap dancing!)
Let's All Go Down to the Strand (I get a craving for a banana in this one! Shush your dirty mind, you.)
More to come, my pretties. More to come.
About this blog...
19th century melodrama,
haunted costume shops,
my discovery that "sump" is a word...
Box and Cox, a satire about two English gents unwittingly renting the same flat.
Season complete. Bags packed.