I got press, yo.
Here's the web version of the article.
And one of the moms posted the scanned image of the paper to facebook. (Yes, I friend my students' parents on facebook- they're great. Not the kids until they graduate.) From the SUNDAY PAPER.
One thing kind of bugs me, though.
I'm quoted incorrectly. I never said "the language isn't as stifled." I sound like someone who doesn't care for classical literature because it is "stifled". And I don't think that at all. Shakespeare is my favorite playwright and I adore the language. I chose to direct a modern adaptation of The Marriage of Figaro and I decided to amp up the volume! It is, after all, a farce and can be played at that extreme level.
Nonetheless, I'm still excited to have press! I'm also excited about this weekend's performances. The kids are incredible and I'm very happy about how the show turned out. Who doesn't like techno remixes of Mozart, confetti falling from the sky, and Lady Gaga?! Oh, and good acting. (hehe... that's funny to me because I always complain about the corporate musical leaving me hungry because it was visually wonderful to look at but I didn't care about the characters or the acting. Except Lion King.)
.... On a totally related note, I am sooooo looking forward to having the week off next week!