Jeff McCarthy, our Henry Higgins, took a spill on Friday evening during the show and was forced to call out for the Saturday matinee so his standby Peter Thomson endured the actor's nightmare: playing a MASSIVE starring role in a classic, well known musical with minimal rehearsal.
Another show currently playing at the Guthrie is the Christopher Durang comedy VANYA, SONYA, MASHA & SPIKE. Isabell Monk O'Connor, a veteran of 27 seasons at the Guthrie, plays Cassandra and always has her wig put on in the make-up room as I'm getting my moustache glued which she says is the high point of her evening. We discovered we have a very dear mutual friend in the beautiful New York based actress Kathryn Meisle (once my landlady on the Upper West Side) so we have happily bonded.
Another happy surprise was discovering that the National Tour of EVITA was playing in St. Paul starring Sean McLaughlin as Peron. Sean played Lancelot when I appeared in CAMELOT in Houston last year so we enjoyed a jolly catch up lunch and I heard all about his new baby boy.
I'll be returning to Theatre Under The Stars for a new project in Houston in two weeks time where I'll be reunited with several of the CAMELOT team so that will be exciting!