I really don’t like change.

That’s weird, because in my industry there’s no job security and folks are always looking for their next gig. The entertainment business involves more change than just about any other line of work I can think of. The only people for whom it never changes are those who never work. And come to think of it, there are a lot of them. Perhaps for them, there’s not enough change.

To me, everything seems to be changing lately. Just today I got a notice from Pac Bell that my area code would be changing next week from 714 to 949. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. They need new area codes because of people like me who suck up five phone numbers all by themselves. I think Dave Barry was right: the phone company won’t consider their job done until no two telephones in America have the same area code, even if they’re in the same house.

I heard back from American Conservatory Theatre today. I was not accepted, but nor was I rejected. They have designated me as an “Alternate”, meaning that if anyone drops out, can’t afford the program, etc. I am next in line. It’s not what I was hoping for, but don’t cry for me Argentina, I’m not exactly sitting around waiting for the phone to ring.

We did a full run-through of the show yesterday for our lighting designer. The acoustics in the room were horrid, and I was starting to get sick (which I’m fully in the midst of now), but all in all I think it was pretty good. We’ve still got slightly more than two weeks until we open. A week of that will be tech, but this coming week will be gravy time with the acting. Survey says: gonna be good! Now if I can only stop the panic about the technical side of things that’s creeping up from my gut.

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