I have been cast in The Lutz Radio Hour at the Long Beach Playhouse! Last night I had the privilege of auditioning for Andrew Vonderschmitt, the artistic director of the LBPH. This show marks the beginning of a Christmas tradition he hopes to activate, bringin a holiday show to LBPH audiences every year. Not only will I be a part of this new, exciting tradition, but I will also appear in back to back mainstage productions. I start rehearsals during my run as "Wanda" in Enter Laughing. We have a very short time to rehearse this sketch-like comedy Christmas show of 1947. I am eager to begin the process.
This weekend we added the final element to our show: the audience. Previews went rather well on Thursday and Friday night. Saturday's opening night champagne reception proved thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable. Enter Laughing continues to improve with every performance. I would like to take my hat off to Murray Rubin, Jerome Loeb, Sam Dawson and Skip Blas, who seemed to be the audience favorites of the night. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the show this weekend, especially my fabulous family adn friends!
When I got to the playhouse last night I put on my cherry dress with my cream pigskin heels. The hair designer was waiting with a little brown curly wig. He placed it on my head, softening hte hair line and placing pin curls. When he stepped back Wanda stared back at me in the dressing room mirror. I am so thankful to be at this point of the process with such a fabulous crew to support us. We are one rehearsal away from our invited dress, and two days away from previews. I know our opening on Saturday night, which is almost sold out, will be wonderful and exciting. I am eager to have an audience in the empty red seats we have been playing to for the past 5 weeks.