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.)