March 1st was the last time I worked in the theater. And I’m going to get a little serious here, for a minute.
I miss the music. I miss my friend(s). No need to ask me. What I prefer. I choose the music.
Any Curtains fans reading? Anyone? For those not in the know…Curtains a musical. I made a musical reference in my serious post.
Anybut, I wish there was something that can be done. I wish there was some magic spell all the artists who are out of work could cast…pun intended.
Cause I guarantee, every artist is doing what needs to be done…but a small majority seems unable to put aside politics and their own egos to buck up, do what needs to be done, so we can ALL get back to work.
But that’s just my opinion…
>vomitting at the cliche line I typed<
And to add to this serious post:
Perhaps when we all get back to work, we can accept the truth that there is no reason casting has to be so…lacking in diversity. Historical accuracy be damned. If someone fits the role, they FIT THE ROLE! If we can suspend belief to accept people randomly breaking out into song and dance, I think we’re ready (and long overdue) to suspend our belief in other things as well.