Tuesday, June 9, 2009

July 4th Shameless Plug

I'm involved in the Sheboygan Theatre Company's production of the musical "Huh?", a political satire that offends no one and has "no political message whatsoever!" It's been fun sofar (and I'm not cast as the slut of the show like I've been typecasted here before, of which I'm thankful for the change) and what's more exciting is the writers are coming from Pennsylvania to see our production on July 4.

I've always wanted to be a part of a "world premiere" show - this sets the precedence for future productions, just like "original broadway casts" set the tone for the characters and how they're portrayed in later productions, so I will set the precedence for this character as well. I'm not saying this is going to be the next Wicked, but the notion that I'm setting the bar is pretty cool.

Now, you may be wondering how a political satire can offend no one - I assure you, it doesn't. It's really very well written; sarcastic little cuts at each other, small referrences to politician's indiscretions, and definately gets a good jab at the media and how they cover election campaigns. I really think that people will enjoy this, and since it's "family friendly," I know that it was the perfect choice for the annual July 4 free show at Fountain Park.

I hope some of you can come to enjoy the performance, I know we have a lot of work to do before anyone sees it, but there's certain to be some surprises and a lot of fun!