Friday, March 31, 2006
Musical theater can be punishing! I woke up this morning with a knot on my forehead from pressing it, ram-like, into my co-star's forehead last night during blocking for "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better." I hate to think how the actor whose head I kicked by accident--with my clog, no less--must be feeling right now. It was our first time working with the song, and it's a lot of fun, even though it's beating us up. I get to be petulant and aggressive and all the things that I tend to shy away from in my normal life. Annie Oakley is like my shadow self, my id. It's cool to tap into that energy, to let myself be a little raw and wild.