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Peep Show (Or Fake Boobies, Coincidence, and Chocolate) – PG 13 September 23, 2014

Filed under: Hi-Ho the Glamorous Life — meganorussell @ 8:30 pm
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When I was on the National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof, we had a stopover in Las Vegas. I know what you’re thinking. They let a bunch of actors just run around Vegas? And the answer is, yes. It was one short day in the neon city.

Naturally, I wanted to do the Bellagio Fountain Show and the Aquarium. We went to see Cirque du Soleil Zoomanity and ate Serendipity’s frozen hot chocolate more times than I am proud to be capable of in a twenty-four hour period. What can I say? There was a walkup, outdoor counter, and I am weak.

We were having a grand old time and headed over to meet with some cast members for a friend’s birthday dinner. After people had started to disperse, one of the girls got a call. Her boyfriend was Ice T’s makeup artist on Law and Order, and he had asked Ice T to ask his wife Coco if she could get our friend tickets to see her in Peep Show. Our friend now had four tickets! It was one of those situations of being in the right place at the right time. She had four tickets. There were four of us left. We were going to see Coco’s boobies! (more…)


Tipping and Tap Shoes September 20, 2014

Filed under: Hi-Ho the Glamorous Life — meganorussell @ 10:00 am
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For the past year, I’ve been saying I wanted to do a show with sequins and tap shoes, and by George have I found one. After seven days of rehearsal, we are about to leap into tech week for Crazy for You, a wonderful show with mistaken identities, Gershwin music, and above all, showgirls.

I’ve done a few shows before where I’ve been a “showgirl.” The Producers is a great example. But I’ve never done a show like this. I have head dresses and a backpack. And no, I don’t mean a school bag. I mean a giant costume piece so large it has to be attached to me by shoulder straps. It’s all very… Vegas.

I’ve always been moderately tempted to go to Vegas and try to be a showgirl. It is, after all, on my bucket list to do a show with pasties. (more…)