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Here I am. I should be at least trying to sleep, but I can't sleep, what a foolish thought.

My show opens tomorrow...oops, tonight.

It's been ten years since the original foolish idea, which was just a title.

It's been five years since I and a friend fiddled around with a concept, and kicked song titles out, each goading the other to higher levels of outrageousness. Song titles like "Goodbye, Mrs. Liddy," "We Are The Democrats," "I Am Not A Crook," and "How Could You, Mr. President."

It was a year or more of research, and nine months in the writing. Rewrites are ongoing, and will continue based on audience response.

But here it is, ladies and gentlemen: Opening Night on Watergate! the Musical. And it looks GOOD. Sure, there are some problems, including some cuts made by the director that I am just plain unhappy with, but all in all, it's much more beautiful than I could have imagined it to be. In the past year, Jason Brown, composer extraordinaire, and I have created (as one cast member put it) "something from nothing."

I am astounded, amazed, humbled and proud.

Wish me luck, wish me huge audiences, wish me good reviews...I wish you all could be with me on this special night.

And yet, I know you already are.

Thank you.

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The following comments are for "Butterflies again"
by Cybele

I am so sorry... chalk it up to the fact that as writer, assistant director, co-producer, sometime stage crew and (still!) full time mom, MY BRAIN IS FRIED.

It's in Baltimore, Maryland. See for details, that's the venue.

Maybe I should post another blog entry, just to clear everything up, hmmm?

Thanks, Pen.


( Posted by: Cybele [Member] On: March 22, 2004 )

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