Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Back in the saddle

Forgive me father, for I have sinned. It has been six months since my last blog post.

OK, it has been about six minutes, but before that it was six months! And let's face it, in the last year there have only been six posts on Weisenheimer. Two of those were about 14/48 and two more about the Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival; this is sort of like blogging about how much you love Christmas. One of the other posts was even more directly Christmas related, as it was about cartoon poop. This means that our only post in the last 12 months that was not about the greatest thing ever was about a dumb-ass production of Alladin at the 5th Avenue Theater.

I wouldn't think this would be such a disaster for anyone except for a couple of incidents in the last two weeks.

Daniel Guttenberg stars as Henry VIII
in the GreenStage production this
summer. Go see a play!
First, at a preview party announcing the 2012-13 season for Balagan Theatre, a loyal reader (and he may well be the only one, as Ma Weisenheimer is not a consumer of the Internet) lamented the lack of recent posts and opined that he missed our writing very much. A few days later, while proofreading the summer program for GreenStage, we noticed that Janessa Jayne Styck, who is the costume designer for the company's production of Henry VIII, lists in her bio that she received the Wisey Award for her 2009 design of costumes for A Comedy of Errors.

We haven't even DONE the Wiseys for a couple of years (busy, busy, busy), though I think that last year Live! From the Last Night of My Life by Wayne Rawley and starring Ryan Higgins may well have swept, unless the Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of The Imaginary Invalid worked its way in there somehow.

By the way, the Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival is coming up July 14-15 at Volunteer Park. I'm doing marketing these days for GreenStage, which produces the festival, but it doesn't make be biased to say that it's going to be great. And I'm still on the board at Balagan, which is doing Avenue Q, Next to Normal, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and August: Osage County for its upcoming season. It doesn't make me biased to say that you should buy season tickets to see these shows.

There. That's two posts in a day. We now return you to your regular programming.

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