Last night I ushered at the local community theater. It was closing night of the season's opening show "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." Ironically, back in 1986, this was the first show I did at the theater. It's a bawdy romp filled with Stephen Sondheim's music and lyrics.
Whenever I see a production of a show I've done, I can't help but be hypercritical. I sometimes hate myself for being judgmental like that but it's just part of who I am. Overall it was a fine production. The young couple who played Philia and Hero, the young lovers, both had incredible voices. The guy who played Pseudolus has a finely tuned sense of comic timing; I worked with him in "Pirates of Penzance" a few years ago; he also has a very good singing voice. I found fault with the Proteans, perhaps because that's the role I had when I did this show. During intermission, however, a good friend who I met on the set of my production whispered "I liked yours better." That gave me a sense of satisfaction. All in all though it brought back good memories of good times.
Not much going on today. Gearing up mentally for the week, which may not be a good thing to do since it will be another stressful week. I need to make the most of this Sunday. Hope you do the same.