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Strike

According to the syllabus, I am supposed to have accrued crew hours before the opening of the show.  I did not do this.  But, I did stay at strike until 10:30pm which is much later than a lot of the cast.  I’ll count this extra time as my crew hours.  I understand it might not […]

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Stanford White and Willie Conklin

I begin the show as Stanford White who is part of the New Rochelle contingent for the opening act.  As a famous architect White is brimming with pomp and pride.  The world is going his way and he likes it.  He knows that he is the ‘cream’ of the crop.  White also has a weakness […]

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Ragtime and Occupy

These first six weeks with Ragtime have helped me familiarize myself with the structure and content of the musical and its social, political and historical context.  I have found some interesting parallels between this and my participation with in the Occupy Movement.  Specifically, in the Occupy Congress protests which took place on January 17th which […]

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Ready to Roll

I am thrilled to be part of this production.  I have never sung consistently in a group setting before.  So, this will be a big experience for me. I look forward learning about the American Musical genre through my participation in this class and I hope to understand more clearly why it has taken such […]