suenix: (raywise)
I haven't posted in a while , but I have been reading of everyone's adventures with great interest.

R and I made a fast trip home to see the new and existing great nephews. There is quite a variety now.
We have a 4 year old, a 1 year old and a 5 month old . My step great niece is 9 years old and having
a grand time being "mommy" to them all.
It is fun to swan in, see everyone and go home.

I've done and closed another show. It was my last of the season. The cast was nice and low key.
So I was able to leave with a good one.

There have been lots of shake ups at work. The economy has affected us too. Our kick ass
end of the season musical was cancelled. It was to be one of those debuts that goes on to New York.
Well , the producers couldn't get the backing to do it . So we were left with a massive last minute hole in our season.
We ended up reviving a small musical from last season. No one knows how that will go.

The upshot of all this is that all year round staff will be taking pay cuts. And six people were let go 2 weeks ago.
There will be fewer shows next year as well . So we seasonal employees will also be making less.
In my case , not so much less. But still it does hurt us all.

But I am spending the extra off weeks doing some free lance work. I have finally decided to pimp myself out as a
seamstress for hire. So far I have some sci- fi related costume projects on the way.
And this week I got a call to work on a Lifetime Network TV series. ( for some very nice cash)
The lesson here is to get off my rear and be proactive. I'm glad I did!

The other fun thing I have going is my new technology. I have maintained my status in the cult of Steve
by getting an iphone. It is so addictive that it scares me a little. I spent my backstage downtime during the
last show reading fan fiction on my phone. It is faster to check the weather by iphone app than by computer!
I look forward to teach it and myself lots of new tricks.

Cheers!
suenix: (Default)
The work week is nearly over. It's Saturday, so this is like Thursday night
in the real world.

We have not had a normal work week since this show began. Last weekend we had
one of our guys out . This weekend one of the girls was out. So in both cases we had to
call a special "put in" rehearsal. Also , both times the one missing person was replaced by two actors.
This was to feature the stronger singing understudies in the featured songs and the stronger dancers
in the dances. Yeah, it doesn't make any sense to me either.

As you might imagine, the wardrobe crew had to shuffle our whole process
around to do this . So we had zero fun and lots of angst. And we still have two shows left this week.

At least I have the husband back. He arrived this evening. Two weeks away from home has
worn the poor guy out. But he and the pup can hang out and doze all day tomorrow.
While we, at the theater, take bets as to how many people show up Sunday night.
Two years ago, when we last played against the Super Bowl the cast challenged each other
to see how many referee signals the each could work into the show. I wonder what this
cast will come up with.

I want my day off now.

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