Sunday, October 10, 2010


John Cullum and Emily have their breakfast coffee, discussing when John got home last night, from the pre-opening rehearsals for "Scottsboro Boys," the musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb.

John's rehearsal began at 11 a.m. and ended last night "early" at 12 midnight. Emily was asleep when John arrived back home, so of course, she wants to know how things are going -- and if choreographer/director Susan Stroman and the composer John Kander -- are acting sleepy. These final days before a show opens, are very strenuous.


Inge Hanson said...

I would love to see John dance! And take Iwan to see him too - reminded me of JD and his dance belt! All the best for the openning - I miss you! Inge

Ralph Pace said...

Emily: Give John my best for the show - tell him to break a leg and enjoy the regular run of the production - post 10 of 12! Ralph

Kevin Daly said...

I was always a strange duck when I worked on a show - I always looked forward to the 10 out of 12. It's a lot of hard work, but while the creatives were taking care of the technical stuff, it also allowed me the opportunity to pay microscopic attention to the choices and movements I was making. Grueling, perhaps, but a truly worthwhile experience in the grand scheme!

Fran Leonardis said...

"Improvisational gangly kicking around" I may have to steal that for my resume under dance training! lol
On topic, I would L O V E to experience a 10 out of 12...even ONCE! Just to be part of a show that is just beginning. All the excitement and energy! Yes, tired at the end of the day. But tired in a satisfied way. Tired because you know you just spent those hours doing something you love.
I know I sound like a stage struck kid, but, for someone who's only dream has been to be on a broadway stage, even for a minute, it sounds like heaven.

Anonymous said...

Hi Emily! Hi John. I very much enjoyed watching your video blog. You both have such a lovely chemistry between you and your witty banter is very endearing and funny.

I've been a professional actor for a few years now (Mostly Off-Broadway/Regional theatre) I'm hoping my Broadway Debut is just around the corner. In the meantime, I've also been working in education- teaching fine and performing arts to kids. All in all, I'm enjoying life...

John- Break a leg in Scottsboro Boys- I'm sure you'll be marvelous! Looking forward to your next video blog Emily!


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