Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tagged By Kat

Kat tagged me a while back and I'm finally getting to it. Here it goes:

8 things you don't know about me:

1. I was just cast in a production of The Sound of Music here in Houston.

2. I'm crazy excited.

2. I will be playing the role of Liesl.

3. In the musical, Liesl is 16 years old.

4. I'm 28.

5. What I haven't told anyone is that I have a magic ring that I keep in my coat pocket....

5. Just kidding. Let's try #5 again. I have a love interest in this musical whose character name is Rolf. Rolf is 17.

6. His real name is Mark and he is really 17.

7. I think I have to kiss him.

8. That's really messed up.

8. That wasn't about me so let's try #8 again. I love theater and used to be very involved in it, which people here in Houston don't know because since we've moved to Houston, I haven't done any theater.

6. #6 wasn't about me so let's try that one again, too. My past credits include Maria in West Side Story, Rosemary in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Witch in a semi-staged production of Into The Woods, Nellie in South Pacific, Susan in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (7th grade), and Spring in Old Man Winter (3rd grade), in which my arch nemesis was Winter. I wore a pink, frilly dress that was really itchy. I defeated Winter by refracting the sun's rays upon his face with the aid of a mirror. My lines as I defeated him were, "Old Man Winter's got to go! He's got to go! He's got to go!" And then the little spring flowers joined in...."Old Man Winter's got to go! He's got to go! He's got to go!" Glorious!

I am really excited about doing a show again. Rehearsals start this week. Woo hoo!

And I tag....anyone who is reading that....has never seen The Sound of Music.


Chaotic Hammer said...

Wow. Well, I knew you did theater, but have never heard your past credits list. Awesome.

I'm glad not to be tagged, since I've seen The Sound of Music and have always absolutely loved it. Though I realize I'm joining the ranks of wuss-men like Seth by admitting that. (Yes, I kid! At Seth's expense! I hope he's a good sport! Well, I know he's a good sport! I should stop with the exclamation points now!)

Honestly, you will have absolutely no problem portraying a 16 year old. Feel free to take that as a compliment, but please don't get offended and think that I'm saying you look like a little kid or something. You do look very young for your age -- although 28 is already very young anyway (trust me on this, in a few years you'll realize I was right).

How does Seth feel about you kissing another boy? Actually, I can't recall the kissing scene offhand, but I'm thinking it's really very small and brief, you know -- not Liesl Gone Wild or something.

euphrony said...

I saw TSOM on stage in St. Loius, with the some of the original cast in the audience.

I assume this is at Miller Outdoor Theater, correct?

Elaine said...

That is awesome!!! When is the show? We have to catch up sometime has been way too long.

FancyPants said...


You're seriously cracking me up! Nothing wrong with exclamation points! I personally use them quite often! It's just so much fun!

I will take your compliment as a compliment. =-) Not offended one bit. Thank you. About Seth...I think he mentioned a blog coming on that very topic soon, so stay tuned. Maybe Liesl Gone WIld could be a spin-off of The Sound of Music. Who could we cast?


No, not Miller Outdoor, but that would be really cool. Maybe someday. It's playing at the Stafford Centre. But they don't have it posted on the site yet, for some reason. I guess because the production is through Fort Bend Theater.

Elaine!! Hello! Good to hear from you. I hope all is well with you guys. It has definitely been way to long. I'll give you a call soon. The show runs the last weekend in July. Evening performances Friday and Saturday, and a matinee on Sunday.

Matt and Shelley said...

Haha! I bet that 17 year old kid is super pumped about getting to kiss a 28 year old bodacious babe!!!!

kddub said...

Congratulations, that will be so fun for you, should put a clip on here!

Everyone seen sound of music... I love that show.

operamom said...

i'm not tagging you, but I am congratulating you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You wait little girl, on an empty stage, for fate to turn the light on!

switch! it's on!

FancyPants said...




I grew up on that movie. I've never seen the production on stage. I read through the script last night, and it's definitely different. It doesn't have "I Have Confidence" or that love song that Maria and the Captain sing, which I never liked anyway. Gag. But I love "I Have Confidence." That's a bummer. It has songs that aren't in the movie. But most of the dialogue's the same. Funny what I remember from my childhood.


You're the greatest. I think you can sing yourself the same song. Look out, Madame Butterfly. OpMom is Madame Butterfly in a Springfield, MO production in October. I can't wait!

Bill Hensley said...

Ask Rob about playing Emile in South Pacific. Nellie was played by his next door neighbor's wife! We kept asking him, "Are you going to kiss her?" and all he would say is, "Come and see!"

operamom said...

I love "I have confidence!" it's the greatest! Just ask Seth how much i liked it.

FancyPants said...


That's right! I forgot he did that! He should have auditioned for the Captain. He could have been my dad. Oh well.

So did he? Kiss her? C'mon Bill, tell us, tell us.

Seth Ward said...

Yeah, Opmom used to run around on our bro and sis walks singing and acting it out. It was hilarious. (and stinkin good!)

I think it sorta bites that that song isn't in the musical version.

Bill Hensley said...

Did he kiss her? Well, I guess we'll never know. :-)

At the final climactic moment where Emile and Nellie lock in passionate embrace...they killed the lights. Show over. Of course, no telling what happened when the lights went out!


Brody Harper said...

I hate it when I have to kiss 17 year old boys named Mark.

FancyPants said...


Inquiring minds want to know, Rob.

Seth, totally bites.

OpMom, can we have sister-in-law walks?

Brody, you do this often? I could use some pointers. I'm all ears...

Bill Hensley said...

I uploaded a (mercifully) short clip just to give you a flavor:

Rob's Musical Debut

Sorry about the low quality -- of the video I mean. It was taken with an old digital camera.

Thinking about it some more I'm pretty sure nothing happened after the lights went out...or we would have heard the slap. ;-)

Susanne said...

That's so cool!!! I definitely want to go and take my little girl. She's 4, but I think she could make it through at least half of the show. We'll be there! And about the 17-year-old boy...that's so cool. That should make you feel great! I felt really old this week when I realized that I'm exactly twice the age of the college kids helping me with VBS music. Yikes!!!

I LOVE The Sound of Music! My baby sister used to act out the whole thing, and her favorite part was where the captain whistled for each kid to introduce themselves.

My favorite songs from the movie are "Favorite Things," "Edelweiss," and "Climb Every Mountain." Are those in the stage version? I love all the music from that movie though. That's one movie I can watch over and over.

Rob said...

I can't believe there's still a copy of that video. I was sure I hunted them all down and had them destroyed.

At least the secret of the ending is still safe! :-)

FancyPants said...

Rob! Juuuust tell us. Your secret is safe with us. I still think it would be fun if you were my dad.


Hold on to that copy with all your life. Keep it secret. Keep it safe! (What is it with the LOTR references lately?)


I'm so glad you'll be there. And your sweet 4 yr. old. I think I made it through that movie at age 4, over and over again, actually.

And yes, those songs are in the stage version. But ya know how in the movie Maria and the kids sing Favorite Things in Maria's bedroom when it's storming? In the stage version they sing Lonely Goatherd instead, and Favorite Things later. And Maria sings Favorite Things with Mother Abbess at the very beginning. Weird, huh?

And I found out today in rehearsals that we are adding "I Have Confidence" to the show. So that's good.

Susanne said...

I have confidence in sunshine!
I have confidence in rain!

I love that! I'm glad they're adding it. I bet you're having fun rehearsing!

Rob said...

Hey FP, I went to call you about the father ting and realized you're hard to call 'cause I don't have your number!

I haven't asked a pretty girl for her phone number in way too many years. (Of course, I have my lovely wife's number committed to what passes for memory these days.)

FancyPants said...

how bout emailing me? I did talk to your lovely wife on Sunday. so I have a pretty good idea of where you stand on that father thing.... =-)

Stephen and Haley said...

Congrats! That is so exciting - I'm sure you will be AMAZING as always! Good luck with the whole kissing a minor thing :)

Rob said...

Doh! Good idea! Why can't I ever think of things like that?

BTW, I looked at the place TSoM is going to be performed. Did you know it seats 1,100 people? All at one time! Together!! Got me cluckin' like a baby chick and scurryin' like a roach in the light. That's "grown up" theater stuff.