Hey it's Morgan!
So being an intern has proven to have its good moments, and it's...not so good. Billy Elliot the Musical has some how given me both, let's start with the good though, because that far outweighs the bad.
On Friday (4/2) I got to go back stage of Billy Elliot the Musical with Dean!! Now I was extremely excited about this because I loooove musicals, and we don't get to go out with Dean a lot because most of his shoots are outside of Chicago. So we get there and go in the stage door, and walk around where all the actors are...and I try not to mention that I'm an intern so I look important J
We got to watch all the boys playing Billy rehearse, and let me tell you they are phenomenal! I can't even imagine being able to dance like that! I mean this dancing was so far past my jazz hands grape-vine combo that I was ashamed to be in the same room as them. It was great to see that they were still kids though. After watching Toddlers & Tiaras, I get really concerned for child actors!
They gave us a tour of backstage: dressing rooms, wardrobe, hair & make-up... it was nothing like the gymatorium I made my theatrical debut in. After the tour we got to see a full dress rehearsal of one of the scenes from the show, which again was phenomenal.
I'm so glad I got to go see just what all goes into a huge production like Billy Elliot. You should all definitely go see it, its' going to be amazing!
Ok, so it's not necessarily bad, but a little disappointing. As I'm sure you know today was the home opener for the White Sox, and Pat, Dean and Ana were all outside U.S. Cellular Field for the show. I was really looking forward to going, mainly because I've been craving and ballpark hotdog for a very long time now, but also to experience being with a reporter when they're doing a live remote broadcast.
So I get in today and find out that instead of going to the ballpark I get to stay at the station and log all the footage we shot at Billy Elliot. Now if you know anything about reporting, logging is that necessary evil. You have to do it so you know what shots you have and what people in your interviews say, but no one wants to do it...no one.
The next 4 ½ hours of my life were spent logging everything we shot of Friday. I didn't move from my chair and stopped just long enough to make sure my eyes weren't permanently crossed.
But now Dean can now piece together his package on Billy Elliot the Musical, which air tonight at 9pm. And even though you won't see my work in the story, when you're watching just remember all the work that went into transcribing it!
On a totally unrelated note, I would just like to remind all of you that Glee returns in 8 days!!