Terry S. Davis's Blog – July 2011 Archive (5)

Theater at 11

For her 11th birthday, in 1998, I gave my Capricorn daughter, Nina, a summertime gift: tickets for her first Broadway show, The Lion King, in July. She had practically memorized the animated movie…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on July 29, 2011 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Team Spirit

Richard Adler, composer for Damn Yankees, wrote about the first audience that show ever had — an afternoon run-through for other people in show…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on July 22, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Fresh

Yul Brynner famously played the role of King Mongkut in The King and I 4,525 times before he died in 1985. How did he keep his performance of that role fresh?

One of the demands for an actor is to make each show look like it’s the first time his character has ever experienced…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on July 15, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Too Late

Tonight is Alice’s birthday, and it’s just been awful.

First, she waited for her food for 45 minutes at the restaurant. Seems they lost her order. Once it was delivered, she bolted her food. Then she and her daughter rushed to the car and sped through town to get to the theater. Finally, at two minutes before…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on July 8, 2011 at 7:00am — 23 Comments

I Pods

Our musical tastes segment us. Our radio stations play specified lines of music. Pandora finds songs for you similar to those you already like. SiriusXM, among its more than 180 channels, offers pop…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on July 1, 2011 at 6:58am — No Comments

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