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!
What an absolutely amazing opening weekend. I am so proud of my cast mates, our director, musical director, stage manager, designers, musicians….every single person that has been involved with Under A Rainbow Flag since the first staged reading. Thank you all so much for the hard work that you put into the show to make this opening weekend such a success.
Our performance on opening night was by no means perfect. I know that I missed a couple dance steps among other slight hiccups (that only the people who have been with the show would notice) throughout the night, but, and I kid you not, they laughed they cried. We were all having a very fun time and the energy was fantastic. Everything you could hope for in an opening night. Overall I was pleased with my performance but I am also continuing to look for and make new discoveries with my character. Paul Gibbs is an interesting man.
This morning when I found out that we were Jeff Recommended I was so excited that I couldn’t wait to get to the matinee performance. The Recommendation means that 7 judges saw the show opening night and enough of them liked enough things about our show so that now the remaining 20ish other judges will come see the show. Now this does not mean we are Jeff Nominated, we won’t find that out for a few weeks, but I will certainly be posting about that if it happens.
Tomorrow night, we are performing a promotional segment of 2 songs at Sidetrack during Musical Monday. We will be going onstage at 10:30, right in the middle of busy time…peeps got connections I guess. Then hanging out, drinking and singing show tunes. Nice.