Thursday, January 25, 2007

Notice Me Horton...

Akayla mentioned that she likes Notice Me Horton and I have to agree with her... big time! When I first started listening to the CD I really liked Oh the Thinks You Can Think, and It's Possible... but the more I listen to Notice Me Horton, I really think it's great!

Especially the part when Gertrude and Horton sing together.

Any way, for all of you interested in playing Gertrude, start learning that song NOW!

And here's a video of a really cute rendition, though I think the actress went a little overboard with her "Bird Character" voice in the beginning of the song!

Saturday, January 20, 2007


Oh my goodness! Four weeks until our first rehearsal!

I've spent much of the last few days dropping off scripts and CDs to many of you and I am so happy to see all of you again. I was especially jazzed by Rachel's excitement today when I gave her a production package. She was jumping up and down with enthusiasm at the front door! I can't wait to see that kind of energy at rehearsal!

Here is a video of a professional production of Seussical. It looks really cool:

We won't be able to do a lot of the things these guys do, in terms of set and costume, but it really has given us some great ideas.

For those of you who have not yet registered... please do it now. We have all of the scripts and music CDs and you could be learning the show now while you wait for 1st rehearsal!

Talk to you all soon!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Five weeks until first rehearsal!!!

Wow, kids! Can you believe we're already about five weeks away from our first rehearsal? I can't!

I'd love to get some e-mails from you guys or some comments on the blog here letting me know what you think of the Seussical music. Do you have a favorite song yet?

I found this video on YouTube of a high school theatre group doing a song from Seussical. It may help you imagine what the show might end up looking like:

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Ms. Sabrina and E.J. are home.

Here he is at 2 days old gazing up at his siblings who were singing to him and a close-up of the same moment. Yes, Christian is naked (thank goodness for cropping). It's hopefully a short lived anti-clothing phase : )

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Newest member of the IDEA Entertainment creative team!

Hi everyone! I'm pleased to announce that our little baby boy was born yesterday without any trouble!

Evan James (EJ) O'Connor
1-8-07 (Elvis' and David Bowie's birthday!)
8 lbs. 5 oz.
19.5 inches.

He and Sabrina are doing well and resting.

Hundreds of pictures to follow!

Just as little baby Christian was at all of our rehearsals two years ago, EJ will be advising us all during the Seussical rehearsal process as well! We look forward to having as much help as possible keeping Christian occupied while Mr. Larry carries EJ around all the time. Ms. Sabrina will also have a few dance helpers so you will all still learn your dances when she has to feed the baby.

Thanks to all for your prayers and sit tight for all of those pictures!!!

Monday, January 8, 2007

Seussical Jr. plans going forward...

Scripts and materials are already being handed out for our next big show: Seussical Jr.!! This is a great opportunity for all cast members to be familiar with the materials BEFORE the first rehearsal. It will certainly make learning the show that much easier if you can get a head-start.

As of December 30th, Ms. Sabrina had already received registrations for half of our anticipated cast of 40 performers!

For those of you still planning on joining our cast, but have not yet submitted your registration... DO IT NOW!!!! Remember: Unlike other theatrical programs for young performers, IDEA Entertainment will NOT over-book our cast. We believe that the most fulfilling experience for our students, and for the best opportunity to provide solos and special theatrical moments for each actor is to limit our cast size. Where other productions such as ours have over 100 performers on stage, we will be limiting Seussical Jr. to a maximum of 42 performers.

Godspell Jr. Pictures

Please send us your pictures so we can include them in this slideshow!