Dear Friend,

5 02 2006

If you’re local (and by local, I mean you live somewhere on or within a several day’s journey of one of the seven major continents), I want to invite you to come see the musical She Loves Me at East Texas Baptist University this Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday. I’m serious. Call and reserve your tickets today. You won’t be sorry. In fact, I’d go so far as to say you’ll leave feeling blithe and buoyant–like you’ve just indulged in the finest vintage bottle of Sparkling White Grape Juice.

Much to my honor and delight I’ve spent the past five weeks working on choreography with these charming, talented performers. If they’ve enjoyed the process half as much as I have, then they’ve reached their legal pleasure quota for the year. This is a Baptist school, after all. (Heh. Just threw that in for all my wonderful Baptist friends. You rock. With utmost decorum, of course.) I really do love watching shows come together and feeling like I can bring a small contribution to the table. And I love discovering how art inspires and informs art. For example, as the actors began owning their roles, I realized the director’s methods for drawing out excellent, motivated performances could be applied to character development in a novel. (I wrote about that in greater detail here, if you’re interested.)

So, yeah. Come. And I promise I’ll let you get your picture taken with my entourage of French poodles. I will have an entourage of French poodles. It’s in my contract, dahling.

See you on the red carpet! ♥


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5 02 2006
Anonymous

As much as I’d love to, I’m afraid I’ll be in Atlanta instead.

But I’ll bet it rocks! Have fun.

(Not sure about those poodles though)

Mike S

5 02 2006
Anonymous

As much as I’d love to, I’m afraid I’ll be in Atlanta instead.

But I’ll bet it rocks! Have fun.

(Not sure about those poodles though)

Mike S

5 02 2006
Anonymous

As much as I’d love to, I’m afraid I’ll be in Atlanta instead.

But I’ll bet it rocks! Have fun.

(Not sure about those poodles though)

Mike S

6 02 2006
jeannedamoff

Oh, but Mikey! You’d look so precious surrounded by Fifi, Foofy, and Fluffy. You could frame the picture and give it to Alicia for Valentine’s Day. I promise you she’d treasure it forever.

6 02 2006
jeannedamoff

Oh, but Mikey! You’d look so precious surrounded by Fifi, Foofy, and Fluffy. You could frame the picture and give it to Alicia for Valentine’s Day. I promise you she’d treasure it forever.

6 02 2006
jeannedamoff

Oh, but Mikey! You’d look so precious surrounded by Fifi, Foofy, and Fluffy. You could frame the picture and give it to Alicia for Valentine’s Day. I promise you she’d treasure it forever.

8 02 2006
Anonymous

Even though we’re right here on the same continent and all, I’m afraid we won’t be able to come to the show this weekend, alas. But I’m sure it will be fabulous!

Does one tell a choreographer “Break a leg”? Or should I tell you that I hope all your cast members break their legs? I’m just not sure of the proper etiquette here. Well, let me just say that I heartily wish everyone broken legs, as appropriate.

Sis-in-law Sharon

8 02 2006
Anonymous

Even though we’re right here on the same continent and all, I’m afraid we won’t be able to come to the show this weekend, alas. But I’m sure it will be fabulous!

Does one tell a choreographer “Break a leg”? Or should I tell you that I hope all your cast members break their legs? I’m just not sure of the proper etiquette here. Well, let me just say that I heartily wish everyone broken legs, as appropriate.

Sis-in-law Sharon

8 02 2006
Anonymous

Even though we’re right here on the same continent and all, I’m afraid we won’t be able to come to the show this weekend, alas. But I’m sure it will be fabulous!

Does one tell a choreographer “Break a leg”? Or should I tell you that I hope all your cast members break their legs? I’m just not sure of the proper etiquette here. Well, let me just say that I heartily wish everyone broken legs, as appropriate.

Sis-in-law Sharon

8 02 2006
jeannedamoff

If you’re interested, here’s an informative little Q & A about the phrase, “break a leg.”

Some people prefer “Good show!” As you can imagine, choreographers (and performers in general) are not fond of broken legs. But the well-wish-ment is duly understood and appreciated.

Sorry you and the Talented Camel won’t be able to come, despite continental proximity. We’ll miss you!

8 02 2006
jeannedamoff

If you’re interested, here’s an informative little Q & A about the phrase, “break a leg.”

Some people prefer “Good show!” As you can imagine, choreographers (and performers in general) are not fond of broken legs. But the well-wish-ment is duly understood and appreciated.

Sorry you and the Talented Camel won’t be able to come, despite continental proximity. We’ll miss you!

8 02 2006
jeannedamoff

If you’re interested, here’s an informative little Q & A about the phrase, “break a leg.”

Some people prefer “Good show!” As you can imagine, choreographers (and performers in general) are not fond of broken legs. But the well-wish-ment is duly understood and appreciated.

Sorry you and the Talented Camel won’t be able to come, despite continental proximity. We’ll miss you!

8 02 2006
carpemarcia

“finest vintage bottle of Sparkling White Grape Juice”

How about “effervesent juice du grape”?

We will be there this weekend. Can’t wait!!!!

8 02 2006
carpemarcia

“finest vintage bottle of Sparkling White Grape Juice”

How about “effervesent juice du grape”?

We will be there this weekend. Can’t wait!!!!

8 02 2006
carpemarcia

“finest vintage bottle of Sparkling White Grape Juice”

How about “effervesent juice du grape”?

We will be there this weekend. Can’t wait!!!!

8 02 2006
Anonymous

Now there’s an image! Think I’ll store that one up for those really bad days when I need a laugh.

Congrats, Jeanne. It sounds like it’ll be a lot of fun. Wish I could bring my pyromaniac son and drama queen daughter. Daughter would love it. Son would be looking for fire alarms to pull.

Jennifer Tiszai

8 02 2006
Anonymous

Now there’s an image! Think I’ll store that one up for those really bad days when I need a laugh.

Congrats, Jeanne. It sounds like it’ll be a lot of fun. Wish I could bring my pyromaniac son and drama queen daughter. Daughter would love it. Son would be looking for fire alarms to pull.

Jennifer Tiszai

8 02 2006
Anonymous

Now there’s an image! Think I’ll store that one up for those really bad days when I need a laugh.

Congrats, Jeanne. It sounds like it’ll be a lot of fun. Wish I could bring my pyromaniac son and drama queen daughter. Daughter would love it. Son would be looking for fire alarms to pull.

Jennifer Tiszai

9 02 2006
jeannedamoff

Yeah, he’s pretty cute. 🙂

I’ve had such a blast. You’re gonna love this show. A friend of mine called this morning to get tickets, and every show was sold out! Which one are you going to?

9 02 2006
jeannedamoff

Yeah, he’s pretty cute. 🙂

I’ve had such a blast. You’re gonna love this show. A friend of mine called this morning to get tickets, and every show was sold out! Which one are you going to?

9 02 2006
jeannedamoff

Yeah, he’s pretty cute. 🙂

I’ve had such a blast. You’re gonna love this show. A friend of mine called this morning to get tickets, and every show was sold out! Which one are you going to?

9 02 2006
jeannedamoff

No joke. I’d pay real cash money for an 8 x 10 glossy of Mike and “the girls.” 😉

9 02 2006
jeannedamoff

No joke. I’d pay real cash money for an 8 x 10 glossy of Mike and “the girls.” 😉

9 02 2006
jeannedamoff

No joke. I’d pay real cash money for an 8 x 10 glossy of Mike and “the girls.” 😉

13 02 2006
Anonymous

How’d it go?

How did the shows go?? Your fans need a full report!

Sharon D

13 02 2006
Anonymous

How’d it go?

How did the shows go?? Your fans need a full report!

Sharon D

13 02 2006
Anonymous

How’d it go?

How did the shows go?? Your fans need a full report!

Sharon D

13 02 2006
jeannedamoff

Re: How’d it go?

It went great!

All five performances sold out. When I heard there were no tickets left, I didn’t want to take up a seat and keep someone else out, so I only went Saturday night. It was delightful! I’d seen the dress rehearsals, but the audience response was enthusiastic and lots of fun.

Thanks for asking. 🙂

15 02 2006
lbsteffy

The Reason

I just wanted to briefly explain myself and apologize at the same time.
So you asked me for my addresses like… months ago, right? And all this time I was wondering, why did she ask me for those if I haven’t recieved anything?!?!
And here’s the answer and response:
THANKS for the Damoff Christmas story you sent me, but it came after I already left Long Beach and so my mom got it and didn’t think it too important to let me know until a few days ago.
Nonetheless, even though it’s like… 2 months late, I enjoyed it a lot. You’re so very thoughtful and, not to mention, talented!
I hope everything is going well for you in TX and that you come back to visit Seattle soon!
Love, Stefanie

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