Friday, October 2, 2009

Life on the Street

So maybe I should write something on here. I don't think I have any readers anymore for the silly reason of not writing!! Well that's gonna change! At least for tonight.

Well...I am currently in Dayton, OH and we leave in a few days for Salisbury, Maryland. We're never in one place for more than a week and this week and the next we're in two cities. It can get tiring riding the bus for eight hours, packing and unpacking every few days, and not being able to see and enjoy my husband, but when we actually do the shows, I have to admit, I have the coolest job ever. I'm dancing and singing with Muppets! Hundreds of children 5 and under all want to be me for an hour and a half! I may never earn the envy of my peers , but damn it, if you're a kid, you'd want my job. I made a swear.

So here's some basic facts about my job:

1. The entire show (except for my part) is tracked, meaning it's all pre-recorded, so if I take too long saying a line, the show goes on anyway so timing is everything.

2. I am double-cast, so some shows I'm the live human character, and some shows I get to be Oscar and a black-light butterfly. Oscar's head is heavy, but it's fun to be the only mean Muppet.

3. The dancers who play the Muppets are real people, but they don't have any mics since their voices are recorded by the actual Sesame Street characters from the show, and I've heard more dirty jokes from Big Bird than any live human.

4. The show is basically a rock concert for kids. They come dressed like the stars (Mupperts), sing along to really loud music and flashing lights, and they get out of their seats to dance and mosh until one of them passes out. That last part only happened in my mind.

So there's my life for another month, and then it's time to head home. So, if you've got any questions about life on the Street, go ahead and ask so that it will make me post again. Or you don't have to and can send me a passive-aggressive message that I just shouldn't post.

And now for something totally unrelated and totally brilliant:



8 comments:

Kristina P. said...

You DO have the coolest job! You must be loving it.

Can I be dirty Big Bird?

Lindsi Michelle said...

Awesome job my friend. When I was younger, my family used to call me Oscar the grouch because I had such a bad temper. If you need any tips, let me know.

The Boob Nazi said...

Sounds like so much fun!

Lindsi Michelle said...

I'm leaving a second comment in response to the comment that you left on my blog. Michelle Boothe cut her leg on opening night by accidentally tripping over some lights that were on stage. We had to call EMS, then George and my assistant stage manager took her to the instant care, and then we started the show a half hour late, without one of our cast members. It was a pretty intense night, but Michelle came back on after about 5 songs and performed the rest of the show, so I think it turned out as well as it could have.

Ashley and Jeremy said...

this post made my day. I'm so envious of your job...

The Former 786 said...

Wow.

That sounds like a lot of fun.

I really, really want you to go really slow one night, or say completely different lines from the ones on the script. That would make the show even awesomer!

It'd be like Dadaism for kids!

Lobbie said...

Well, you don't have to wish too hard because I usually miss at least one line a show and it's pretty awkward......

Lindsi Michelle said...

I think you should update. Also, I miss you.