Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tomorrow Never Knows

I mentioned a few days ago that Tevye is the #1 role I want to play on my list of "Role I Must Do Before I Die". About a year ago, I posted my official list online, and went back today and found it. So I'm posting it here in case anyone wanted to know (and so I can find it easier - it was the only copy):

In order of desire to play (boldface roles accomplished):

1. Tevye from "Fiddler on the Roof" (possibly this summer!)
2. Nicely-Nicely Johnson from "Guys & Dolls" (I played Harry the Horse in high school)
3. Henry Higgins or Alfred Doolittle in "My Fair Lady" (I played one of Alfred's drinking pals in high school)
4. King Arthur from "Camelot" (I played a random knight at Hayswood about 20 years ago)
5. the Leading Character in "Pippin" (I played Luis at Hayswood about 15 years ago - although I'd settle for King Charlemagne)
6. Jesus in "Godspell" (did that about 4 years ago)
7. Audrey 2 in "Little Shop of Horrors" (although I'd settle for the Dentist)
8. the Cowardly Lion in "Wizard of Oz" (did it last year)
9. the Phantom in "Phantom of the Opera" (pipe dream)
10. any role in "Dracula" (played VanHelsing 2-1/2 years ago)

RedFaery will be happy to note that none of these roles require kissing anyone (a few you could see it happening, but not necessary) - she's still the only one that gets all my lip action!

If I get all ten of these checked off, I'd probably retire from acting. Dead serious.


Anonymous said...

Doubt it. Juicy roles are invented on Broadway all the time. It wouldn't take long for something else to make you catch the bug again.
---your sis

ActingUpAgain said...

The "newest" role on my current list is the Phamtom, from the early 90's. I've labeled it "pipe dream" because it's still not released for theatres the size I audition for. Anything that's on Broadway now will only make it to the smaller venues "when I'm 64".

Anonymous said...

Isn't a stage version of "Across the Universe" in the works? :)

What say you then?
---your sis

ActingUpAgain said...

It will take about 20 years to get down to a level that I'd have a sot of auditioning for. And when that happens - paging Dr. Robert! :)