120 – The Rehearsal Process

that's us!

that’s us!

All of my fans – the Cohen-heads – know what the main endeavor in my life has been of late: Fraggled Productions‘ upcoming run of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at The Cupcake Theater┬áin Hollywood. After a long, arduous month of rehearsal, we open in two days (Friday, May 2nd). The entire cast and crew is primed to make a big splash in the world-famous Los Angeles indie theatre community. But such quality can only arise from hard work, dedication, and hours of talking and singing in weird voices.

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094 – Challenging Yourself

deal with it

deal with it

Cards on the table: it is 2:59 am, and I have been awake since 5:50. I’m tired as hell. This is a nothing of a review, and I am fine with that. I hope you all can come to terms with this. Fact of the matter is, I didn’t do much in the way of new experiences today. My plan to see Under the Skin (at midnight) was pleasantly derailed by a chance to socialize with people that I like. You know what I have done lately? I have given myself new hurdles to… hurdle. I don’t know, I’m exhausted.

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089 – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

the 25th annual putnam county spelling bee

Much like the recent Jason Bateman movie Bad Words, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee concerns itself with the competitors in the titular spell-off. Unlike its more cinematic counterpart, the stage musical develops it’s characters in a believable fashion, giving the event stakes that matter for everyone involved. Bad Words was not a bad movie, but the screenwriter would have done well to take a few more cues from Spelling Bee.

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