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Friday, November 18th, 2005
10:22 am - hey guys!

so--are we ever gonna use this again? because it sounds like fun. or it sounds funny. i dunno, soemthing to that effect.

boy it's been a while in this thing. half of the people in it don't even check livejournal anymore as far as i know. looouuuis!! Ruuudi(wait a sec, did he ever check livejournal? traavis?

arabian nights is gorgeous. we rock. but what else is new?

la la la i love you guys!

see ya'll soon and smoochies!

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Saturday, July 23rd, 2005
12:05 pm - Out of the Nest project

Hey guys!

Just putting the word out, Nicole & I are working on an Out-of-the-Nest related project. What we need are PICTURES from your personal collections. Onstage, backstage, Chorus Line, Nightmare, Godot, Tommy, camp, Halloween party, B&W ball - all of the Nester events. If you wanna scan signed posters or programs, that's great. If you have weird backstage projects, anything written...we want all your Nest-related scrapbook stuff.

So, if it's digital, send it to me:


If it ain't digital, but you still want it in this thing we're making, you can snail mail it to

Maggie Levin
P.O. Box 323
Woodstock NY 12498

Or come deliver it to me in person at Rocky Horror on July 30th.

Love love

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Monday, May 30th, 2005
12:07 pm - rock n roll party queen

So we need to have a cast party, don't we?

I'm thinking pool party on the Sunday of the last performance of Tommy. That's the 12th of June. Who's up for it? Assuming it's not pouring rain, or freezing cold, or whatever.


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Tuesday, May 24th, 2005
10:17 am

In case it hasn't been said enough, you were all amazing. And I miss this show so much, still.

The set was struck on Sunday and I have a few items belonging to you guys.

Emma - the guitar case, your pink shoes, and your character shoes
Jessy - one of your sneakers. how you left one, I may never know.
Travis - the bottom half of your shorts
Iyla - your book-format script
Mystery Owners - a truckload of scripts, a pair of black pants.

Things that belonged to the show that I don't want:
-Lucky's hats (top hat, maid hat)
-The small bowlers (that only fit Travis)
-The NBA bag
-The extra makeup

If the Tommy folks don't want these things, then I will donate them to you guys, and if you guys don't want them, helloooo trash can.

Missing ya'll

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2005
12:27 pm - Extended!

First of all
to everyone for having a terrific opening weekend.

Second of all

That's right.

We got another weekend.

So there will be another Friday and another Saturday performance, one for each cast. Judging by what I've heard, I believe Friday is going to be Red Cast, and Saturday will be Blue.

So that's Red Cast on Friday, May 20th
and Blue Cast on Saturday, May 21st

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Friday, May 6th, 2005
12:27 pm - break a leg

To my lovely Red (Mauve?) Cast:

Break all your legs.

I'm so proud of you. You have tackled this script, this insane show, with a ferocity and intelligence well beyond your years - and mine.

Don't stress out, I'll see you at five. By 8 PM, you'll be out there, kicking some absurdist butt. I can't wait to see what happens.

Above all, I insist that you have a good time. This is the fun part.

il directore

current mood: excited

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Saturday, April 30th, 2005



-Jessy, if you could come to rehearsal at 12 tomorrow, that would be fantastic...but i shall call and ask about this tomorrow.
-WE HAVE A SET! Or half of one, at least. Anna Hafner and I spray painted all day...and it looks quite amusing.
-Rudi, Iyla, Tessa, and Travis. I congratulate you on the successful writing of your bios.

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Thursday, April 28th, 2005
6:03 pm - updated show schedule

Preview: Thursday, May 5 - Blue Cast

Opening: Friday, May 6 - Red Cast
Saturday, May 7 - Red Cast
Sunday, May 8 - Blue Cast

Friday, May 13 - Red Cast w. Tessa as Lucky
Saturday, May 14 - Blue Cast
Sunday, May 15 - Blue Cast

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Monday, April 25th, 2005
9:03 pm - blue cast

Sorry to post this so late.

Tomorrow we will meet at the church at 5:30. We will be continuing onto another location after that - most likely the theater, if not, then my house, both of which are about 7 minutes drive from the church. If this annoys the heck out of your parents, I'll probably be able to fit all of you in my car and drive over there myself.

We can avoid the meetup issue if there's some way I can contact each of you during the day beforehand. Iyla & Emma I can get ahold of. Louis, you have a cell phone, right? And Tessa, I can always go talk to your Mom. Jessy, you're the trickiest. Anyway. Your parents, or you yourselves, will be informed tomorrow.

So, to review...if I don't speak to you or a parent tomorrow, come to the church at 5:30. If I do, go wherever I say then.



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Tuesday, April 19th, 2005
11:15 pm - Tech Schedule

This is a test schedule. Any/all problems, please voice 'em now.

I've warned ya'll this is going to be a tough tech week, just based on the length and difficulty of the show. However, it's also going to be a fun one, because you're a fun cast, and I think we all make each other laugh.

The basic rules of tech apply: show up ready to work, bring food, homework, and a sweater.

If the day is split between casts, please note you are all welcome to come to both and either watch for your own sake, or help out around the theater. There's a lot of set painting to do, and it'd be cool if everyone contributed a little something to the backdrop.

The tuberculosis rule applies to tech week. Drivers Ed, doctor's appointments, school-mandated activity...these are valid get-out-of-tech passes. Piano lessons, dance classes, etc. unfortunately take a backseat. Cancel 'em.

Everyone (especially, ahem, Tessa) please start taking multivitamins, drinking tea, taking echinacea, stay away from infected friends...basically, try to stay healthy for the show. As most of you know, one cold during tech becomes a community cold. If you're allowed to, take the day off on your first show date - Thursday for Blue, Friday for Red. Sleeping in is helpful.

Sunday May 1st:
Blue Cast, 1-4 (Louis, you're exempt from Tommy)
Red Cast, 4-7

Monday May 2nd:
Everyone 4-8:30

Tuesday May 3rd:
Everyone 4-9

Wednesday May 4th:
Red Cast 4-6
Blue Cast 6-?

Thursday May 5th:
Red Cast 3:30-5:30
Blue Cast 4:45 call, 7:30 show

Friday May 6th:
Red Cast 5:00 call, 7:30 show


In other news, we have a mall-expo problem: Jessy can't make it, nor can Rudi. Who can make it? It's on April 30th from 2-3.

If there are too many conflicts, we won't perform - whoever is available can hang out in costume and distribute flyers. Like a character in Disneyworld. Except you'll be in a bowler hat. In the Hudson Valley Mall.

My oh my.


As for the extra rehearsals, Blue Cast is this Saturday from 2-4:30 at my house. Red Cast is NEXT Wednesday (not tomorrow) from 4-6:30 at the church.


They do not move.


current mood: busy

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Wednesday, April 6th, 2005
11:23 pm - performance schedule

We have a performance schedule.
I have tried to iron it out as fairly as possible, allowing for everyone's conflicts, etc.

First Weekend:
Friday May 6 - Red Cast
Saturday May 7 - Red Cast
Sunday May 8 - Blue Cast

Second Weekend
Friday May 13 - Blue Cast
Saturday May 14 - Blue Cast
Sunday May 15 - Red Cast w. Tessa as Lucky

There is also a preview (invited dress rehearsal, whatever you wanna call it) on Thursday, May 5th, which will be Blue Cast.

Olympia Dukakis has not yet told me which night she is coming on.

But she is coming.

I'm completely serious.

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Tuesday, April 5th, 2005
11:48 pm - teaser ad


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3:18 pm - little notes for all

EVERYONE - Bring all costume items that you are responsible for. It's photo day.

Blue Cast - Memorize Act One.
Red Cast - Memorize up to Page 25.
Emma - This is a special butt-kicking note to remind you to learn your lines.
Iyla - I will bring monologue books...and you will bring your black sweatshirt.
Louis - I will bring you college books...and you will bring your costume.
Jessy - I will bring you knee pads....and you will bring shoes, pants to cut, & t-shirt.
Nicole - I will bring you a skirt & stockings...you bring boots & a shirt to cut.
Rudi - I think you're bringing your whole costume, yes?
Travis - Whole costume for you as well? (No worries about shoes.)
Tessa - I will bring you a shirt and skirt item...you will bring makeup and shoes.

Any questions?

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Friday, March 25th, 2005
5:29 pm

This doesn't apply to Emma H. (who will be in red), but anyone who wants to is welcome to attend the Black & White Ball (April 1st, at the community center, after our Friday rehearsal!) in the Godot cast uniform. That uniform is as follows:

-White shirt
-Black pants
-Black suspenders

You are welcome to put any twist you like on the combo - wear fishnet under the white shirt, wear a white top hat, roll up your pants and wear knee socks, whatever. But those are the basics, which both Emma Leigh (your lovely AD) and I will be wearing.

I totally understand if there are girls out there dying to wear dresses...maybe put some suspenders over your dress?

Pozzos: I got the whip! Well, a riding crop actually.

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Thursday, March 24th, 2005
11:58 am - friday cancelled

Friday's rehearsal is cancelled, due to my being in Texas.
Sunday is also cancelled, due to it being Easter Sunday.

Monday, we are back on, for RED CAST ONLY. Blue Cast gets the week off.

The following Friday, everyone's back on. Okie dokie?

Love ya'll. Everyone should be off book up to page 25 ASAP.

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Wednesday, March 9th, 2005
12:50 am - Schedule update

First things first: everyone is doing VERY good work. I am continually impressed by each and every one of you. This play is no cakewalk (even when we eat a lot of cake at rehearsal), and yet everyone seems to be taking it pretty much in stride. Keep it up!

Second things second: we are in dire need of another day of rehearsal, as you all know. So starting Friday the 18th of March, Friday rehearsals are officially in session. We go from 4:30 to 6:30, completely undisturbed by Tommy overlaps. Rudi, I know you have a conflict so I will let you know on a weekly basis if you absolutely must attend the Friday rehearsal. Perhaps we can make Fridays heavy on the Blue Cast (formerly known as Cast A).

Third things third: if any of your mothers are making you get rid of that disgusting old sweater or ruined sneakers...tell them you can donate it to a worthy cause...the Godot Ratty Costume Collection! Jessy's almost entirely costumed himself; if anyone else cares to wear some of their own collapsing clothing, bring it to rehearsal!

Fourth things fourth: Iyla, Emma and Jessy are gone next week. I think I may give Blue Cast the week off and devote all the time to Red Cast. Sound good?

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2005
11:59 am - snowday

Now I've learned my lesson: people really do diligently check the livejournal. So! Just in case the messages haven't gotten to everyone yet, here's the info on our snowdate:

i.e. Wednesday, March 2nd
@ the Woodstock Day School

I'm very sorry if people showed up at the church yesterday. For future cancellations, I'll put a notice here as well - but there is always an announcement made on WDST (100.1) and a message on our answering machine.

Rehearsal on Sunday was excellent, I can't wait to keep going.

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Saturday, February 26th, 2005
8:30 pm

BOTH CASTS must, from this point forward, attend BOTH REHEARSALS.

Unless you have a conflict which you've told me about. If this week if a problem, I understand, I don't think this was clearly communicated to everyone.

Rehearsals are now Sundays from 4-6:30 and Mondays from 4:30-6:30.

Individual rehearsals will also be arranged here and there, when people can make it.

We have a production concept now...and I cannot wait to tell you all about it...so excited...

Til tomorrow, big hugs,

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Sunday, February 20th, 2005
10:29 pm

alright louis, this one goes out to you:

Hope deferred, maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life."–Prov. xiii. 12.

it's from the bible, i found it on a creepy christian adoption site, it didn't say which of the apostles or proverb-makers said it, so i guess valdimir's question as to who said it remains unanswered..... all of the interpretations i found were too wierd and christian to read through, and they were long, and it's late at night....

o yeah! and dudeen, from dictionary.com, the definition:

du·deen : A short-stemmed clay pipe.
[Irish Gaelic dúidin, diminutive of dúd, stump, pipe.]

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

dudeen : a clay pipe with a short stem
Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University

i know there are more definitions we were wondering about, i'll find them later....

maggie, the iffy cd isn't all that bad at all!! it's like, southern-er beck with real black people in the early nineties, yummy...

i love you all!!

current mood: goodnight darlings!

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Monday, February 21st, 2005
4:02 pm - for the Vladamirs, a line explanation:

"Hope deferred, maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life."–Prov. xiii. 12.

Who said it?

Well, the Bible said it!

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