Friday, July 04, 2008

Still Kickin'

Hello folks. Been a while. Sheesh. I've got a few minutes here so I thought I drop in and let everyone know that we are still at it. Despite all of our apartment shenanigans, (will the Pandora's box of apartment torture ever end for the Wards?) we are having a good time. Amber is just kicking serious butt as Dorothy in Wizard of Oz and as Darlene in Honky Tonk Angels. And, as of yesterday, it looks like she will be playing Morales in Chorus Line as well. The girl who plays Morales (Jennifer, an incredible dancer) injured her knee in the big Jitterbug number in Wizard. Amber was her understudy. The whole scene backstage was just like that scene in the Chorus Line with Danny hurts his knee. It was horribly sad and scary. We are praying for a quick recovery, but sadly, she might just be out for the season. I was very worried about something like that because it is such a huge part, (dancing is I.N.T.E.N.S.E...) but once again... my amazing wife rose to the challenge and dove in off-book. For me, that moment was worth every bit of the sewage and piss-carpet that we had to endure for the past month in our apartment. (More on that later. A big thanks to the incredible Francis family for rescuing us from Poo-motel!!!!)

The cast here is so incredibly talented and nice. They just welcomed Amber into the fold of Chorus Line and were so helpful with the the bazillion steps.

Sooooo, Ward-friends, if you were planning to come, now you have THREE reasons to come. Amber gets to sing a great tune in the middle, dance a bunch and then sing that awesome song at the end, "What I Did for Love..." Do I sound proud? I don't know... maybe just a tad. Plus the rest of the cast is just awesome too. They will all have great careers, no doubt about it.

I have butt-loads to tell. Mucho buttloads. Good lord. Next week the shows will all be open and I'll have a little time to do a little blogging and more writing.

It feels good to write a little. My Lord do I miss writing. There are a couple of Editors at the humongo publishing houses right now reading my Novel write now so keep your fingers crossed for me, would ya?

Peace out little chillin'. Happy Fourth of July, and eat lots of Freedom Fries.

(The first pic is just one of Prestonsburg. The second is one I snapped of a Chorus Line rehearsal.)


Vitamin Z said...

Good to see you back in the blog saddle. Happy 4th.


Amy said...

sounds like you guys are busy, but enjoying it.

and oh my, can't wait to read your book...after the humongo publishing houses get through with their bidding war. ;)

Kristin said...

I was just thinking the other day of what you guys were up to! Sounds like you are busy, but having a good time.

Susanne said...

After we played the "parting song" on Sunday, I heard this beautiful voice through the speakers, and I realized it was Amber singing "That's Where Dreams Are Made." And I really missed you guys!! I had to come home and listen to your CD. :) Glad to hear that you're doing well. I'm still praying for your book deal! Too cool.

MeR said...

I MISS YOU!!...sniffle.

Rob said...

So, exactly how long is it now 'til you move back home where y'all belong? We got some real nice apartments down here. Houses too.

Anonymous said...

yay! I'm glad you wrote!! I've been missing your blogs!!

Kelly said...

So glad you are all doing great! Missed your postings as well, but do take care!!

Seth Ward said...

Hey guys!

Yes, we are having a great time. Right now we are extremely tired and we've just been sleeping for the past two days. As a matter of fact, I will be returning to the bed as soon as I'm done doing a little business over the internet.

I'll definitely be picking blogging back up in a few weeks when the season winds down, but until then, I'll try to post as much as I can.

Joanna Martens said...

you're depriving the world (me) of your delectable writ. come back good man! cometh back!!!