Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hello, I'm Mr. Pinky!

Just checking in . . . the past week has been insanely busy.

And joyful.

I didn't get cast as Corny Collins in "Hairspray." I didn't get cast at all, at first. But then a few days later, I received an email asking if I would be willing to fill in for the Male Authority Figure role.


The role of the Male Authority Figure in "Hairspray" switches from playing the school principal, to the president of the Spritzer Hairspray company, as well as to Mr. Pinky, the shop owner of the Hefty Hideaway (as portrayed by Alan J. Wendl, pictured above, in John Waters' original film in the late eighties). I think I even get to be the Flasher in the opening number! As my Bestest Gurlfren', Eddie, said, "That's an honor since it's the cameo that John Waters played in the film version of the musical!"

I had already said yes to being in the singing ensemble again for "Geeks! The Musical!" since I didn't think I would be doing "Hairspray." I am now rehearsing two shows, and there are only two rehearsal dates during the next month where I need to be in two different places at the same time.

Only two rehearsal conflicts! I feel lucky.

Dance rehearsals for "Geeks!" have been fun. I have missed performing. I have missed working on full stage productions. Even though the hours are insane this month and next, with the day job and night time rehearsals, I am feeling happy and fulfilled.

I have been getting about five hours sleep a night. And I haven't been drowsy at my desk during the day.

I feel lucky.

I'm downing vitamin B12 twice a day. I think that's what has been keeping my energy consistent and level.

"Welcome to the 60's" - WOO HOO!


Cheryl said...

Somehow I think it's your consistent optimism and physical fitness more than the B12. :-) Congrats on the two shows!

Peter Varvel said...

Cheryl, maybe all of the above?