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Friday, November 14, 2008

this really is a short post (and you thought it couldn't happen).

    This will be short, I promise (I know, I know, you'll believe it when you see it...).


    Just wanted to say that there were two really good things that happened at the show tonight:

  • ACL started collecting donations towards Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids immediately following the show.  The lights come up after our endless amounts of kicks, and we give a cute little speech about the good any money they give could do and if everyone would give just one dollar, we could raise $2000 tonight alone; then, four of us go to the exits in our bedazzling costumes, gold hat in hand (turned upside down, of course), and collect for a good cause. It's awesome.
  • Okay, so maybe this is slightly selfish, but the fact that we stay onstage when the lights come back up to talk about what we are doing gives the audience a chance to applaud us.  I guess they think that it is a real curtain call or something (if you've never seen the show, we don't really have a curtain call, just a final chorus line in which we kick till the lights fade to black so a lot of times audiences don't really know it's their last chance to clap). Anyway, tonight when the lights came back up and we were all standing on stage smiling the audience literally jumped to their feet and started clapping.  It was so nice to see how much they appreciated the show...
  • Oh and one more thing (I guess I had three awesome things happen, but this wasn't at the show, so I was right in the first place): I finally saw School of Rock and it was a great film.  Jack Black is such a talented actor/musician/singer and I can't think of many other actors who could play that role so fantastically.  Anyway, I loved it.  
     
       That's all.

6 comments:

beingawesome said...

i want to love jack black.. but sadly i get compared to him ALL THE FREAKIN time onstage or when i'm performing anywhere..

it's sad to me for some reason

Mom said...

I'm excited that your ACL people are collecting money! This is a good and worthy thing to do. Yes!

kathiek said...

That's cool, Jess! Did you raise a bunch of money?

I liked "School of Rock", too, it was a lot of fun, and Jack Black did an amazing job!

Jessica Latshaw said...

beingawesome--I am sorry that makes you sad--but honestly, it IS a compliment because he is so talented..uh-oh, hope that doesn't just make you more sad...

Mom and Kathie--it is such a great thing; not sure how much we raised last night, but I'll probably get a number soon. Collecting for this cause is esp. close to our hearts because Michael Bennett (the creator/director/choeographer of ACL) died of AIDS.

BobbyMcGNYC said...

People interested in donating money to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS in the name of the A CHORUS LINE tour cast can do so online by going to the BC/EFA website - http://support.broadwaycares.org/site/TR/GypsyofTheYear/General?team_id=3054&pg=team&fr_id=1140

Jessica Latshaw said...

thanks for that, Bobby!!!