Andrew Hamm: the Bipolar Express

Ruminations on theatre, music, and just about anything else that crosses my bipolar brain.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

First images from "Amadeus"

Eric Dobbs and the dazzling Becky Cairns / Annie Hoskins team worked their magic on Tuesday night for Amadeus' initial promotional pictures. Check it out:

Look at the size of Mike's hair! It's like some kind of shrub growing on his head. And wait until you see me in a wig.

Rehearsals are going like lightning. I don't know if I've ever blocked anything so fast; we're almost finished with act one. The cast is just brilliant top-to-bottom, very sharp and quick and simply a pleasure to spend time with, much less act beside. I'm not where I'd like to be, memorization-wise, but then again I never am. After last night's rehearsal I found a quiet seat at Barcode to highlight my key words and eat some pecan-crusted salmon. My waitress was hot. I should ask her out.

I read Amadeus every couple of years, so I'm finding that I already know large chunks of the show very well. It's the new ending, written for the 1999 revival, that is going to give me a hard time.

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  • At 1/15/2009 12:26 PM , Anonymous Phil said...

    I hope you use the 80s song "Rock Me Amadeus" for the soundtrack. That would be so flippin' cool!

  • At 1/15/2009 1:33 PM , Blogger Andrew Hamm said...

    I can assure you that we will NOT use Falco's "Rock Me Amadeus" in any way. And it would not be cool. Not at all.

  • At 1/15/2009 3:45 PM , Anonymous Phil said...

    You are wrong. I predict that the Richmond Times-Dispach review will read "Should have used the song 'Rock Me Amadeus' during intermission. The lack of this obvious choice changes this from a 'must see' for Richmond arts fans to a 'must miss'".

    The kid who pukes in the e-trade commercials uses this as his ringtone. That is awesome.

  • At 1/16/2009 9:00 AM , Blogger Jacquie said...

    I purchased a really bad "best of the 80's" CD once, just because it had that song on it! Now that being said...nah, don't use would make me giggle.

    Can't wait to see the show!!!

  • At 1/16/2009 1:46 PM , Anonymous Phil Hamm said...

  • At 1/16/2009 6:20 PM , Blogger Frank Creasy said...

    Sorry, I gotta go with Phil on this one. It would be AWESOME!

  • At 1/17/2009 1:41 AM , Blogger JC said...

    You could always use the version Rolf did on the Muppet Show.

  • At 2/26/2009 3:44 AM , Anonymous Hollylu said...

    There is only one real girl that works at Barcode... and you already asked her out several times in November. Good thing she finally said yes, huh? ;-)

    (Sarffity sarf-sarffy)


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