The long month of theatre is over. I have a week to recover, but this week includes theatre of Holy Week and all of its passion and glory.
February was a cruel month of hyper-drive activity. March has been a month of hyper-theatre. We had 12 performances of Jerry Springer: The Opera; the show closed last evening. I went to NYC and caught performances there. I attended two shows at the Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts, including Honk! yesterday where my insanely talented and gosh-can-he-hold-the-stage student Jacob Scott had a starring role.
And earlier this week I saw the season-closer show at the Repertory Theatre of Saint Louis.
Let’s add to that some theatrical music performances too, including the Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition prelims we hosted yesterday at Webster, and some regular Thursday recitals, and Bob Chamberlin’s divine last lecture he gave ten days ago. And choral and orchestral concerts.
So Holy Week waits. I’ll see one more show on April 1. And then the next New Line show starts rehearsing on Easter Monday. Three days later I have the premiere of some new vocal music, sung on his senior recital by James Stevens. April promises plenty of gifts as well.