but you just can't take the drama queen out of the girl.
We had a fun time at the first cast meeting for Beauty and the Beast this afternoon. This show promises to be a lot of fun to put together, with some awesome people cast in the lead roles. There was a lot of comedic moments, as each cast member introduced themselves and had a picture taken for posterity. What amazed me was the fact that the moment I stepped on stage, I automatically searched out the hot spot in the lights - like a sunflower turning to the sun. It's like the last 20 years just didn't take place because I was right back in drama geek mode.
The director gave us a few hints as to the direction he is hoping to take the show. There are going to be a few twists because, to quote Director Robert, "This won't be the Disney version. This will be the Chaska Valley Family Theater version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast." The ideas that were floating around were all fantastic and funny as all get out. All I can say is, if you're in the Twin Cities February 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 or 24, come see the show. You won't be disappointed. I've added the link to my list of links and will keep everyone posted on more details as opening night gets closer.
On the missing mojo front . . . it's still missing. But not for a lack of sincere searching on my part. I've started yet another hat for myself, started swatching with the Knit Picks Shimmer yarn that I've had marinating in my stash for the past year and I've bought 3 new knitting magazines this week. All to no avail. I just don't feel like knitting right now. I sat through the Beauty and the Beast DVD and 2 musicals on TCM yesterday without knitting a stitch. I'm just in a holding pattern at the moment. And I've decided (with some sage counsel from some of you) that this is okay - even if the holiday knitting season is upon us. This year may be the Year of the Purchased Gifts. So be it.
Maybe I'll go do some vocal exercises. Mah, mah, maaaaaaah!