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NightBlue has an unerring talent for doing their "Fireside Theater" open reading nights when I, say, have performances or need to pick up brainiacfive from the airport. The latter is the case this week, but is happening early enough that I might go anyway. I thought it was Hamlet from glancing at the email they sent me, but now that I look at the page it's I Hate Hamlet. In which I already played Deirdre about five seven (whoa!) years back, but it's a fun play, and I keep meaning to go to these things as much for networking as anything else. Wonder why they've moved it out to the burbs? I know the company is based in Lemont, but if they want off-Loop types to show up, where they were having it before is pretty much ideal. Most Chicago actors I know don't believe there's life west of Ashland.

Saturday night will likely find me singing at Magdalena sooner than expected -- we'll be back there for the regular "Magdalena Music Festival" gigs in December, but this week we're doing afterglow for Elgin Symphony at 10 pm. I'm not sure if that's a private event or what; I'll ask at Elisir rehearsal tomorrow night, in case anyone is interested.

Speaking of which, I really need to cram on that music -- I missed five chorus rehearsals during HA, and my schedule didn't have any real room for learning it on my own either. Lots of notes, in Italian, and we're short on mezzos so I'm one of several sopranos Solange has asked to switch for this one. The notes aren't physically difficult or anything, but fitting myself into chords somewhere other than where my brain is accustomed to takes some serious concentration.

Meanwhile, wanna go to havocthecat's belly dance performance tonight, and figure out a plan for meeting up with shadowmaat while she's in town...

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maiac
Nov. 14th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
I have a real problem with your posts.

I find out about all these fun things that are happening ... 300 miles away.
wiliqueen
Nov. 14th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
*chuckle* Well, I know it doesn't apply this time, what with little notice and your having just been here last weekend and all. But we do have a guest room...
phantomminuet
Nov. 14th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC)
I wish I could come and hear you sing sometime. :-)
wiliqueen
Nov. 14th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
Mayhaps if we wind up at a con together. :-) I'm still mulling the temptation to go to MegaCon, made more tempting by Tanya mentioning in her panel last weekend that there's a possibility she'll get down there...
phantomminuet
Nov. 14th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
OMG...I have to go to this con!

And it would be incredible fun if we could meet each other there. :-)
shadowmaat
Nov. 14th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
Best news is, I should be healthy by the time we meet! Well, maybe not mentally... ;)
wiliqueen
Nov. 15th, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)
Don't want to have unreasonable expectations, after all.

I, OTOH, am chock full o' mucus today. :-P
swirling_poetry
Nov. 15th, 2007 05:44 am (UTC)
There's life west of Ashland?

Nah.

It's funny. I was at the NAMP Conference and the marketing guy from Writer's Theatre was making a case about how Chicago people think the North Shore is B.F.E., and I agreed. It's funny how down here I will drive 60 miles to see a play, but in Chicago, I didn't see theatre North of the Neo-Futurists. (Except for Lifeline. And only twice.)
wiliqueen
Nov. 15th, 2007 02:18 pm (UTC)
There's life west of Ashland?

Gorilla Tango wants people to think so... ;-)

We were talking about this a fair amount during HA -- one girl mentioned something about how she didn't audition for something because it registered on her as "way on the South Side," and she later realized it wasn't actually any farther or more inconvenient than some places she thinks nothing of going to.

The psychology of Chicago geography is a curious thing. I'm sure that's true for more than just theatre people; that just happens to be the aspect of it I'm familiar with.

Edited at 2007-11-15 02:20 pm (UTC)
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