Tuesday, August 28, 2012

There's No Business Like Show Business!

It is 11pm and I must confess I am a little delirious! I am drifting somewhere between euphoria and complete and total exhaustion. I just crawled through my apartment doors after an amazing day of work.

I started my last day on Stage 21 taping "2 Broke Girls". My training is in theater but performing a play a completely different animal from taping a sitcom in front of a LIVE studio audience. It was like a rock concert! 

The day began at 12 noon with a final camera rehearsal with background actors to add texture and reality to things as the director and camera operators locked in the various camera angles for each scene. We broke for lunch at 3pm for lunch at the WB Commissary, then the cast gathered in the make up room for a speed thru before we all dispersed to get into wardrobe and get our final make up retouches.

Somewhere around 5pm the audience was seated and the "ride" began. Music was playing to get the audience jazzed and an emcee got folks in the mood for a night of laughs! I didn't realize just how much fun I would have sitting back stage simply listening. An audience brought that extra something special to the evening that lit a spark into everyone's performance. You can imagine the areas of the script where you think the audience will laugh but it does not prepare you for just how loud or vibrant it will feel! The script is hysterical and more than a bit raunchy so folks were gasping and laughing and it truly felt like I was a part of something magical!   

Now my part was small but it was a blast! Before I entered for my scene set in an auction house, I took a deep breath and reminded myself that this was "my time to shine" and no matter what I was going to have fun and ride the wave of the performance wherever it took me! I LOVED IT! To have to hold my lines because folks were laughing at what we were saying and doing was simply exhilarating!

I have not felt so ALIVE as I did all day today. I am truly blessed that I get to live my life's passion! I am grateful for this experience and look forward to what the Universe is bringing me next!!!!!


  1. Kevin what a great blog. Good luck on that digital camera. Keep enjoying yourself, your passion in what you do is off the charts! Shine on!

    1. Thanks for your comments. The camera is a challenge but I will get there:)Be well!