Girls vs. Boys- Northwestern
Sunday July 26- I went to see Girls vs. Boys at Northwestern with Kat today. What a great time. Had a little trouble getting there since google maps doesn’t do the best when it comes to campus’s. Michelle Bombe and Kurt were there as well- what an awesome thing that was. It was a great added bonus to see Michelle. Kurt is a very wise man as well. Following the show Michelle invited Kat and I to join Sarah Watkins and them for a drink. It was great to have some serious professorial role models to talk to again. At Hope, if I ever had a concern I could always go and talk with them… and I guess I still can. I have everyone at the House and Daina, Michelle etc. at my disposal- all i have to do is e-mail. Kurt gave some wise advice about not worrying about things- three to four years out of undergraduate is when he suggested people go to Graduate school- that lowers the pressure a bit. He also said not to worry about it and just keep on auditioning at every audition possible. Even if I suck it. Also- find a job that doesn’t drain you so that you can be sharp and ready for the things you want. As of now I haven’t decided if Stratex is doing that to me. Back and forth I guess- but there is no harm in looking.
Girls vs. Boys was not as Loud of a musical as I hoped it would be- in fact it was pretty much a pretty normal musical- though there was some great diversity in the music throughout. The girls were sexy. It did the trick- lots of sex and love and the show got me into it. I will be very interested to see what Nate, Jake and Chris think about this product. They made it very clear in the curtain speech that this was a work in progress and the debut would be at the House. The story was not very flushed out, hard to grasp and more abstract than I’m sure they’re going to allow it to be at the Chopin, however, it was entertaining, and the end product was quite a gift. It was fun to see the direct influence of Tommy and the whole House crew. The dancing was intense throughout and the story was told through movement very well. This makes me get more excited for possibly working in Lofty Deeds… but we’ll see.