Two Shows That Were Meant to Play Together?
Is it reasonable to assume that the first one will lead to the second?
Anyway, "Caged Dames" is still drawing nice, big crowds who are still loving it. David's submitted it to the New York International Fringe Festival (where Handbag took "Poseidon" a few years back), so keep your fingers crossed.
Last night was also a bittersweet milestone for the "Dames" crew. Our musical director, Andra Velis Simon, is leaving us to go to work on her new project, "The Juniper Tree," playing at the City Lit Theatre (1020 W. Bryn Mawr, near Sheridan). I'm planning on catching it in the next two weeks. Last night, the cast gave her a signed poster of the show and afterwards, we went out for (a whole buncha) drinks at Joey's across the street. I snapped this portrait of Andra in the bar (which was quite dimly lit, making poor Andra look like a disembodied head):
Johnny Stax will be assuming the musical director duties for the last two weekends of the show, beginning next Friday. I don't have a picture of him. I'll probably get one during the closing party (I'll bring a flashlight, too, so the light in the bar is better).
In the meantime, there are still two more weekends to catch "Dames." Get your tickets now!
In other news, Big Girls is working on arrangements for the new songs in preparation for recording next month. Terry took the MP3 of last week's rehearsal and added some synthesizer layering to the tracks to get an idea of what they sound like. He played it for us yesterday, and I loved the way it sounded. "Very Jimmy Destri," I told him.
Our next club date is March 31 at Gallery. We'll be recording at that point, but we have several new songs to add to our live rep now, so we're happy about that.