Sunday, October 16, 2005

Godspell & Baby Taj!

Wow - we've had two great weekends with Godspell. I've never felt as in touch with the audience as I do singing Turn Back O' Man. There's just something about singing a song right there with the audience literally touching you that is so amazingly cool. The cast has really gelled and the response from the audience has been phenomenal. They laugh with us and cry with us. It's really amazing! There's only one weekend left - it will be really hard to let go. If any of you are in the South San Francisco Bay Area, please come catch our last weekend (Oct 21-22) with the Studio Theatre of California.

Today I got to do something that I rarely have time for: I went to *see* a show! For the first time, I made it to Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and caught a matinee performance of Baby Taj. It's a new play about a female travel writer agonizing over whether or not to start a "family" by herself, when she is sent on assignment to India to write about the Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and other monuments. While staying with her roomate's cousins, she discovers a new culture and even finds romance where she least expected. All of the actors did a great job, but Qurrat Ann Kadwani really stood out in the role of Chandra. After you've come to see Godspell, you should try to make time to catch Baby Taj.