Thursday, May 28, 2009

Took a break
from costumes for the evening and went out to dinner with some old booster club friends, including Michael's widow. We're making it a weekly get-together support group for her.
And this morning, I am baby-sitting for Sissy, so she can de-clutter and stage the house because their landlord want to start showing it to prospective renters.

But after that it is steady "don't interrupt me" work, since almost all the prep has been done. I feel very slightly guilty about doing the musical when she has so much going on in her life, but I am available all the other 47 weeks of the year, I can't help when they schedule the show, they didn't really have anyone else to do it and I love it so very much.

It looks like we can borrow some things from the LHS (Local High School)- I'll know exactly what by next week.

Starting with Fagin- he rehearses Friday, with his gang. I need to get the vest and coat ready to try on for pocket placement. If I put two in the coat, two in the vest and he has four in his trousers (Goodwilled), that should be plenty for picking pockets. His hat is ready to try on- I went a little overboard with the brim, I think. Otherwise, it is genius.
But as Ro and V. pointed out, I'm only 5'3", so the proportions will be different on a six foot tall man. This is one of the drawbacks of trying costumes on oneself. The top hat looked decidedly Suessical on me, but will be fine on a chorus guy.


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QP said...

An old Galveston friend who was widowed a few years ago, moved to West Texas where she made friends with other widows. She has recently moved back to Galveston and has published a book, "No Odes to Widows". I'm going to her book signing in Austin June 13th.

School year ends tomorrow, I'd come up and help with babysitting, but Cowboy is having cataract surgery Tuesday morning. I'll be in nursing mode for a while. While he's momentarily helpless, think I'll clean out his closet. There are items in there you and Goodwill would reject.

I love all of your Costuming tales. Do you have a dress form? If not, I have one in the garage with your name on it.

mushroom said...

Looks like you'll have to do the word veri thing.

I see I was wrong about "Oliver". Musical theater is just not something I keep up on. After you reminded me, I remembered that down at Silver Dollar City, they do a version of "Scrooge" for Christmas. That is, of course, where I heard the song -- one of my favorites.

Sal said...

Yes, I'll look into that.
Probably something I wrote.

Hope the surgery goes well. If I didn't live here, she'd have to do it all on her own, anyway. So I just tell them "I'm not here".
Thanks so much for the offer, but I don't really have room for one.