Thanks to my fabulous roommate, Johanna, the entire series of SATC is on DVD in our apartment. So in between classes and auditions in this unemployed actresses’ life, knowing that if I left my apartment I’d only spend the money I’m try to save, I decided on plowing through Sex and the city season by season!
There’s nothing more fabulous than watching Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha in their fabulous outfits gallivanting all around New York City. As I watch them, all I want to do is have Sunday brunch, buy fabulous shoes from Barney’s, and check my non existent answering machine when I get home. Wouldn’t it be just amazing to have Carrie’s closet? Miranda and Steve have always been one of my favorite fictional relationships. Charlotte is the reason that I’ve always wanted a King Charles Spaniel. And Samantha… well I think every woman has a little part of themselves that wants to be as outspoken as her and have her I-don’t-give-a-crap attitude.
And then there’s always the debate of which one I’m most like. At first, I always go with Charlotte. She and I share that optimistic girliness. It’s that 50’s housewife attitude (and wardrobe)… we’re both conservative and traditional and love the same romantic ordeals. Sometimes though, I think I’m a Miranda. I now have the red hear to prove it. Like her, I can be a work-a-holic. And in absolute contrast to my “Charlotte self,” I have a slightly cynical side. It only shows up late at night and to my close friends, but Miranda’s negative attitude defiantly lives in me at times. I’m not even going to try to compare myself to Samantha. However, everyone wants to be Carrie. Her taste in clothes and words are sometimes a little off, but never without flare. The biggest similarity that I share with Carrie is that she always is led by her emotions, even if it leads her astray. What do you think? Was she better with Big or Aidan? I’ll spare you my thoughts and comparisons on my own dating life, but I daresay, it’s awfully fun to compare!
I just find myself constantly nodding my head over the wise words of these ladies discussing men, love, careers, life…
My fabulous roommate, Johanna Schlitt, is currently starring as Peggy Sawyer in a production of 42nd Street in Atlantic City. I cannot wait to go see her in it next week. I couldn’t be more proud!
The production opened to rave reviews with the highest of praises for Jo. This particular review is though very complimentary of Johanna’s performance, it’s quite the head tilter. Observe…
“In any staging of ’42nd Street,’ at least half of the pressure rests on the usually slim shoulders of whoever plays Peggy. In this case, it’s Joanna Schlitt, who defines both “spunky” and “cockeyed optimist” as she essays the role. The triple-threat Schlitt sings as well as she acts and dances as well as she sings. If there is any problem at all, it’s that the blond, sharp-featured Schlitt’s resemblance to Lady Gaga is a mild distraction.”
Well I must say, never did I ever see it before, but in her blonde show wig… well… you be the judge!
My dear friend, Johanna, who I’ve featured here on the blog before, has created a blog herself and I think its just absolutely clever! Inspired by “Julie & Julia”, her mission for her blog is to sing her way through Barbra Streisand repertoire. Usually I say leave Barbra alone, but if anyone can tackle the challenge, Johanna can! Johanna is so freaking talented and Broadway better be ready for her. She’s going to be a STAR! Join me in following her blog as she is “Somewhere” “Before the Parade Passes By”. You don’t want to rain on her parade!
Last night was our Invited Dress Rehearsal where we could invite family and friends to come see the show so that we could adjust to having an audience. It was so thrilling to look out and see an audience. I kept thinking to myself, “I can’t believe this is real.”
I was so lucky to have Annie, Jason, Johanna, Eric, and Jennifer there supporting me. I love them so much!
One more final dress rehearsal tonight and then our first show is tomorrow!!!!
(To go along with the theme of this blog entry, I decided to put up one of my favorite songs from the band, Fun. Listen as you read!)
So the show is practically staged and we have one more week of rehearsals till we get in the theatre. VERY exciting and VERY nerve wracking. I’m trying to keep my head clear and not get stressed. Tonight I spent time with my friend Johanna and had some easy FUN! It was nice to go shopping, run errands, eat some good food. Sometimes you need to just relax.