The promotional performance at Sidetrack on Monday night for Under A Rainbow Flag went very well. People were quite receptive to the music and we handed out a ton of flyers after we sang our two songs. Hopefully that will translate into a few more butts in the seats for the remaining shows. Additionally we have been getting some buzz, good and bad, with some of the reviews that have come out.
Paul Thompson from Broadwayworld.com wrote us a wonderful review, and I had the good fortune of meeting him on Monday night after our preview. We also got favorably reviewed in Chicago Critic as well as Chicago Stage Standard. Thought it isn’t a full review Best Gay Chicago called us a “Must See” and 5 pink crowns. The review from Time Out Chicago wasn’t as positive as we were hoping for but the issues they took came from the script and the score not the actors. In addition to being Jeff Recommended we are also Chicago Reader recommended!
I am exceptionally excited with the feedback we have been getting and I can’t wait to get back to the show tomorrow night!
In life you plan, train, practice, rehearse, re think, adjust, tweak, change, and prepare as best as you can for your moments. Whether that is a presentation, a game, a test or any other number of important things. Sometimes you are nervous and scared, other times you are excited and ready, but no matter how much preparation you do, eventually, you have to take a deep breath and go for it.
Fortunately, for myself, I am in the latter position in regards to my opening night feelings for our performance of Under A Rainbow Flag. I have been involved with this show for about a year now and having seen the changes it has gone through, both in script/composition as well overall feel, I am confident and proud to say that this show is ready to be performed in front of an audience…hopefully a large one. All of the people in this show are exceptionally talented and that isn’t limited to the actors. The director, designers, musicians, stage manager, choreographers…everyone has brought an incredible amount of passion and dedication to this project. We are ready. Hopefully you will be able to join us for a show, we run for 5 weeks and I would love to see you in the audience. I will also post reviews, good or bad, if they come out.
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I have had the good fortune of being in many wonderful productions in my life and will hopefully continue that run. However I would like to take this moment to show some of the work that I did in college that I know I will always remember because it was just too much fun. My senior year I wrote and directed X-Men: The Musical
The show was an absolute blast to work on and looking back on it I am still very proud of the final product. My Sophomore year I was in a production of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Musical playing the role of the dumbass Darrell.
Thanks for taking the time to watch, I hope you enjoyed. Till next time.