The Sunshine Boys Opening Tonight

Overture, curtains, lights
This is it, the night of nights
No more rehearsing and nursing a part
We know every part by heart

Overture, curtains, lights
This is it, you’ll hit the heights
And oh what heights we’ll hit
On with the show this is it

Tonight what heights we’ll hit
On with the show this is it

Remember this, from The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Show. I think it is very appropriate. This is the first play I have am in (well other than grade school) and I am excited. I have never thought about these words until just now. I started to write “Tonight’s the night, on with the show this is it” and it reminded me of the opening theme or Bugs Bunny. It suddenly means more to me than I can express. A life time of memories floods forth from childhood. Not at all what I intended to write here.

Anyway, please come out to see me and the rest of the cast:

BEN SILVERMAN Michael Nelson
AL LEWIS Kenneth Bergess
NURSE Monique Diaz-Piedra
Directed by: Richard Dillon

The Sunshine Boys Preview Fun

Last night was the preview night for The Sunshine Boys. We had a crowd of about 30 people (including my lovely wife). The majority of the crowd was a group from a local retirement home. They were rather boisterous. When BEN (Michael Nelson) mentioned the “Low Sodium Soups” he had brought for his Uncle WILLIE (Tim Gailey), one of the retired folks said “Yeah, and tastes like nothing too”. Michael had a difficult time keeping his composure and place.

Later when the NURSE (Monique Diaz-Piedra) comes out on stage, and well she is dressed like a voluptuous blond, there were several cheers and loud comments. They had a great time! This is one of the reasons I wanted to get into acting, to entertain. I know it sounds cliche but its true.