Humble Adventures in a Short-Lived Theatre Career

 

When I left show business, it was not without a grand finale. Before flying from New York to Texas, I Sharpied insults on my old headshots and tossed them down 8th Ave à la Regina George in Mean Girls. 

To be perfectly honest, I had a fantastic theatre career. But it really was humbling. Theatre professors always warn you about all the Nos that you're gonna hear. But nobody warns you about all the hours you'll spend sitting, waiting on the wood floor of a rehearsal studio.

(Musical Interlude)

The orchestra swells. But what does the actor do during that time?

Wait a minute.

Just a minute.

No. No. No. No.

It is exactly that. It is that line over and over again. 

And Alexander is penniless HA.

It is exactly that. It is that line over and over again. 

For ME

Screaming is good acting.

I love the words.

There's a longtime rumor that the former Wicked costars Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth are not the best of friends. Whether or not that's true, I wanted to poke the bear a bit.

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