LIFE IMITATES ART
Fictional creation: "Andy", a campy gay Off-Off-Off-Broadway version of "Annie", which represents the nadir of actor Brett Revere's career in my soon-to-be-released novel Trust Fund Boys (coming in June! Remember that!)
Reality: A casting call, via e-mail forwarded to me from a friend:
ERGO THEATRE COMPANY, NYC
Auditions: Thursday, April 8th
NOTE: We are seeking 6 kids ranging
in age from 10-13 years for a
reading of the new musical ANDY.
Appointments will be scheduled for
Thursday, April 8th from 3-7 PM at
Ripley Grier (520 Eighth Avenue,
16th Floor). Children should come
prepared to sing 2 short songs and
read from sides. Accompanist will be
provided. We are looking for kids
who can sing well with a lot of spunk.
The reading will be performed
for backers, producers and a small public
audience at Ripley Grier
[ANDY] 10 years old. A sweet fiery
red-headed boy who wants more than
anything to play the lead role of Annie.
If the real "Andy" is produced, and my book sells half as well as I think it will, there is the potential for significant confusion and major culture clash.
And, yes, I'll be loving every minute of it.