Chookas Dahling!

If you are expecting a story about shoes, you’ve come to the wrong place. This post is about chookas, not chukkas. Chookas is a theatrical slang, used mainly in Australia, to wish a performer good luck – synonymous to “break a leg.” Actors, this is your 5 minute call. Chookas, everyone!  Fellow blogger and seasoned thespian Master of Something I’ve Yet to Discover  gave me her chooka blessing three days ago. It worked. Thank you! “Eclipsed,” the dinner theater murder mystery, is over andRead more

Hotel Luna Cee

Last thing I remember, I was Running for the door I had to find the passage back To the place I was before “Relax, ” said (Natasha), “We are programmed to receive. You can check-out any time you like, But you can never leave! “ She told me. Once your foot is in the door, you will not leave. You will want to stay and drink the Kool-Aid or wine or whatever the Thespian Hotel is serving. Natasha was correct.Read more

Greenhorn Lessons

In between the never-ending movement of boxes and belongings, Natasha and I are still practicing our lines for the bachelorette party’s comedy murder mystery. We are pretty much “off book” as she calls it, acting out our scenes without robotic reading from a piece of paper. (Truth be told, I was the robot on the first night.) It’s been a trip, it’s been fun, and it’s been a learning process – this first-time, thespian experience. Natasha tells me I amRead more

The First Read-Through

I told the small group of men that if anything goes wrong, it’s Natasha’s fault. She dragged me into this. Thursday evening was the first read-through of the murder mystery/dinner theatre/bachelorette party/improv madness into which I’ve been thrown. Well, I guess I did say, “Okay, I’ll do it,” without too much of a twisting arm. It was Natasha’s encouraging words (“You’ll have fun! You’re funny! You have good comedic timing! You can do it!”) that inspired me to drag both feet outRead more