Okay first off, I want to thank each and every one of you who read my blog. It means a lot that you guys would even think about clicking on my blog. Anyways, I have been trying to write my musical. So far I have prose of what I want from the play. It’s not finished yet but I’ll show you what I have. I decided to kind of talk about what I wanted, line by line. I would dissect and analyse every little idea I had for the musical. Some of the stuff has changed since I last thought of it. I wrote out the first few lines of the musical, including what I wanted as the opening number. Enjoy.
What I want from this play is:
Billy has to kind of know that Stephanie is pregnant. He saw her a week prior. But Henry doesn’t know this of course. Henry is a very oblivious man who only really sees what he wants to see. He doesn’t like change. Stephanie knows this and is afraid to say anything just yet. She is also afraid because she was just offered a job in Tokyo to learn about sales overseas. I am not sure what I want her job to be, but it has got to be compelling enough for her to want to move to Tokyo.
On the side, Henry is dealing with some shit as well. He got a promotion for his job, but he would be away from home a lot. Henry fears that he will somehow lose his freedom if he marries Stephanie. They have been together for six years and everyone is pressuring them to get married. I really want the element of their long term relationship to really be the main conflict. I would love for them to maybe get engaged within the time frame of the musical, but then later realize that maybe it just wasn’t for them. Maybe the moral of the story is that you shouldn’t do something just because you are pressured to do it.
How do I envision this story to start out? (Talk it out first before you write dialogue.)
I want Henry and Stephanie to be at the bar, waiting for the house to open. They are discussing something funny Henry heard at the office. Maybe the bartender would ask them if they are married, and when that happens, Stephanie will make some remark about it. But Henry won’t even get the hint. Stephanie will look towards the audience and maybe start off singing about how much she wishes Henry would notice, but then gets interrupted by some random ensemble member. They then would get into a piece about something super random… that would then lead into kind of an opening number for the show. It would be hilarious as well if some usher came by to scoot them off the stage saying, “we don’t have time for this! The show is about to start!” Then lights up on Stephanie. She would do some kind of tappy thing….cause she’s the kind of girl who likes the last word. Resume show. Henry would start talking about how lucky they were to get orchestra seats. I want the audience to see that they are still madly in love, but that there is something off about their relationship. So maybe one or two times where they finish each other’s… SANDWITCHES! XD. Then I want Billy to come by and notice Henry and Stephanie. Would love a little jig about how he knows a secret. “I know a secret. A very special secret. That might just bring my honey to MEEEEEEEEEE!!!” A cane suddenly would appear and he would stop singing. He struts on over to Henry and Stephanie.
That is what I have so far. I just wanted to share that because I’m really quite proud.
I feel like I don’t have that many good pictures of me. So I have decided to go on my day off on Monday to places I find scenic in Pacifica. I will take photos of myself … very artsy like. XD. I’ve been checking out fellow book lovers and came across this beautiful lady who takes brilliant photos. She’s really pretty. Here’s a photo of her… just so you know how I would love my photos to turn out.
Her name is Sasha Alsberg. Her Instagram is @sashaalsberg. Definitely check it out. Looking at her photos makes me wish I was that photogenic.
Here’s a random thought that I was talking to my coworker about. Why is it that when a sports team starts winning, like the Giants, we say “we.” But when they do horribly, we refer to them as “they?” We should stick with them, through the good and the bad. And I don’t even really care that much about sports.
So today was the last night show of High Spirits. So sad. I had a fun time performing in this show. I’m always so nervous at the end when the audience comes to greet the cast in the gallery. Even if we are friends, I still never know what to say after the “you were so great!” I tend to look anywhere else but at the person and then it becomes awkward. I guess I always feel like I only have a certain amount of time to talk to one person and if it goes over I tend to be awkward. I’m sure I weirded out the 12 year old kid I was talking to!
I’ve been working all week, with little time for breaks. I’m super exhausted. So after work when I got changed to go to the musical, I put on the first thing I found. Leggings. And guess what? I own a North Face jacket! I totally looked like a typical white girl… except for the boots. They aren’t Uggs. I don’t even own a pair since they are pretty expensive and I don’t really care about them too much to even want a pair. But here’s a photo of my “white girl” outfit. And yes I know it sounds sort of racist… but is it really? Hating on white people is all the rage. XD. JK.
I think the next post I want to talk more on the power of words and how I evolved in my writing style. Thanks again for reading my posts! Don’t hesitate to comment or like!