Saturday, March 15, 2008


Welcome to the special Annie Get Your Gun edition of The Many Thoughts of Stephanie. In this blog I will share with my faithful readers (all three of them [that I know of {all of whom were in this play}]) the many wonderful times I had with the cast of AGYG on and off stage. So many inside jokes were made. Such as Antarctica, teddy grahms, animal crackers, eyeliner mustaches, raisin brain, Sweet and Low, earthquakes in the dressing room, pop pop pop pop pop pop pop, flying facial hair, my bird is stuck in the mic,Survivor; Annie Get Your Gun edition, and many more. I will explain all of these jokes, but many of them were those "you had to be there" kind of things. Just so you know, I'm not using anyone's real names, I will call them by their parts. And since there were two casts (red and gold) I will put either R or G next to the names of the leads. Yay! The jokes are out of order though.

First of all, you know plays have programs and people write mini biographies and such, in the third person of course. Well, Frank Butler (R) put in his: "Anarctica is pronounced with two "C's." Just a fact he feels you need to know." And, Frank Butler (G) put in his: "Teddy grahms give people the impression that bears smile a lot. They don't." He was going to put: "Animal crakcers give people the impression the all animals taste the same. They don't." So that covers the first few inside jokes.

We did four performances, the red cast performed on Wednesday night anmd Friday morning and the gold cast performed Thursday night and Friday night. Just so you know, all the guys had to wear makeup too. So, on Thursday, it was Frank and Tommy's (both R) off night, where they were just extras not leads. So, they got the brilliant idea to take the eyeliner and draw mustaches on themselves. They looked really really creepy, and Frank (R) took a picture of himself on my camera. I would put it up but this is the internet and I'm an honor student for your information.

There is a part in the play where Annie has too point her gun, blindfolded, at the Showgirls (who were basically a chorus line [the dancers]) and in turn the girls would pop the ballons they were holding, with out letting the audience see, and it would look like Annie shot the balloons. Well, on three of the shows someone would mess up, every time. Then, on Friday night, the big scene came. In our dressing room, there is a TV so we can see everything on stage. Everyone gathered in the dressing room (besides the people on stage) and it was completely silent. The girls did their dance with the balloons and then, on the beat, we heard all seven balloons go pop pop pop pop pop pop pop. As soon as we were sure the seventh had popped, we all started screaming at the top of our lungs. It was a miracle. So, Nellie (R) and I mad a joke about her the people in the theater probably heard us from the dressing room (because we are underneath them). It went something like this:
Little old lady: Earth quake! Earth quake!
Little old man: Earth quake? Where?!
And you see it's funny, because you can't see earthquakes. Ha ha. That wasn't that funny was it........ Well, later that day Nellie (R) and I also found a bag of Raisin Brain and we were hungry so we decided to eat it. We had no clue who it bleonged to and every time someone walked into the dressing room we asked them if they knew who it belonged too. But no one did so we got to enjoy ourselves and eat Raisin Brain.

One of the charcters in the plays name is Buffalo Bill, the owner of the Wild West Show. His rival is Pawnee Bill who owns a different show. In the final scene, there's a part where he shakes hands with Pawnee Bill and then they start giving eachother 'friendly' pats on the arm. On Thursday, I guess it wasn't so friendly because Buffalo Bill's faux mustache fell off. The next night, there is a part where Frank had to miss a shot on purpouse, and Frank (G) over exagerared a bit and shot his own mustache off. A fake mustache of course. Then, the same thing happened as Thursday except Buffalo Bill's beard fell off instead of his mustache. That, dear children, is the story of flying facial hair.

On the first night of the play, there was a scene where Annie has a birds on a string around her neck and she has to take it off and show it to people. The girl who plays Annie (R) has really really curly hair, and she was wearing a body mic. Basically, the birds on a string got stuck. The cast had to start adlibing (making stuff up on the spot) to get the bird out of her hair and everyone was laughing hysterically. I'm not sure of all the details, but there was A LOT of adlibing.

On the last night of the play, we had a party at a local Mexican restaurant. My cousins had taught me a game where you take a packet of Sweet and Low and flick it at a person a cross the table from you. You keep flicking it back and forth until someone flicks it too hard and it flies off the table. The person who flicks it off has to chug it. Just so you know, Sweet and Low is sick. Nasty. Horrible. Disgusting. Basically, I lost a game and had to chug it. Then, Mrs. Franklin bet to Indian Floating Dove that she could chug one without making a face. So, Mrs. Franklin and Indian Floating Dove has a chug off. Mrs. Franklin lost I think. They were both making disgusting faces. A little later, Indian Eagle Feather walked by. I through a packet of Sweet and Low at her and told her to chug it. She ripped it open with her teeth and chugged it, then walked away. About 10 seconds later she came back and was all, 'What did you put in that?" And we were all, "SWEET AND LOW!!!" Apparently, she thought it was regualar sugar. We also got The Queen of Ital and Nellie (R) to chug it. We were joking that if we were aloud to drink, we would be chugging weird alcohol and getting drunk instead of chugging Sweet and Low.

This is my last inside joke! There are probably more and I just can't think of it. After the morning performance, we could either get on a bus and go back to school, or have our parents come get us. Apparently, we had to have a signed note from our parents and we were not aloud to car pool. So, people left one by one. In the end, 23 people had left without a note and 9 of us were left with no parents to pick us up. This is out of a cast of approx. 66. Only one person of the 9 was actually suposed to go back to school, Jessie (G). So, Jessie and the 8 of us waited for a bout 40 minutes longer then we should have for the bus to come. We were doing this whole, Survivor; Annie Get Your Gun Edition thing, it was really funny. There was only one guy in this group of 9, and that was Tommy (G). He was REALLY hungry apparently, and when a man walked by walking his dog, he yelled, "FOOD!" And when ever someone had food we all attacked them. Then Tommy kept singing a song that had something to do with freedom from a play that had something to do with urine. That reiminds me, during the intermission Charlie (G) kept singing the British national anthem because I asked him what it sounded like. And he isn't Bristish by the way. So, the bus finally gets here and while on tbus, Tommy orders a small pepporoni pizza and a Dr. Pepper in his mom's name and ordered it for pick up. We finally got off the bus and our parents cam and got us and we all lived happily ever after!

Okay, I lied. I just thought of two more inside jokes! Yay! Achad (one in Hebrew): Backstage, a group of kids decided to make family trees of the cast. Tommy (R) made one where I was Sitting Bull (G)'s and our director's daughter. That one got ripped up by Frank (R) somewhere along the process so I'm not sure what the final result of this family tree was.

There is a scene where Tommy gets down on his knee and starts to sing a song called "Who Do You Love, I Hope" to his true love, Winnie. On Thursday, Tommy gets down on one knee, but the music doesn't come on. Here's what happened:
Tommy: I love you Winnie.
Winnie: I love you Tommy.
Tommy: I love you too Winnie.
Winnie: If only we had some decent music to help us express our feelings.
Then the music started. Tommy's mic also fell off a lot. Now I'm really done.

So, that was just a few of the inside jokes and peeks into my quirky cast, they're ALMOST as random as I am! Hopefully, this encouraghed you to try out for the play. It is SO much fun and it will create memories that will last a life time! See ya next time!


Stephanie said...

O and this is wat happend w/ alexandras hair and the birds excatly cause i was FULLY involved

Fusses w/ her hair 2 get birds out 4 1 min straight silence
me: Annie u ok?
she turns 2 me and whispers NO!!!!!!!!!!!!! and turns back 2 the adience
alexandra: Yeah im fine
(few secs l8er)
alexandra: i could use some help now
i rush ovr and i fuss w/ her hair get the bird out of the hair but its stuck undr her wire
me: uhhhh( i turn alexandra towards wilson) just look at them from this angle lady!
i run away
jessie(kensi): (holds up alexandras hair and says her line)

thats wat happend isnt that weird
That was from Snoopyfan, I had 2 post it for her, it doesnt work on her computer.

Snickers said...

hehehehhehehrehehehheehehhehehehehehehehehehhehheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheehehhehehheeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i remember!!! sweet n low tastes like crap!!!!!!!!!

ducksrule71821 said...

it was nice

luv2act said...

HEY!!!!!!! This is snoopyfan w/ a new name i finally got a google account steph u kno who i am sooooooooo hi and bi and i didnt want 2 try the sweet and low cause im a chicken ba back ba bak