Wednesday, May 24, 2006


So Sunday. I realise I didn't blog about it. So now I am. It was beyond wonderful to see my friend Craig again. I realised as I got to the venue that we hadn't seen each other in a little over two years and hadn't spoken in just under a year. We had a very intense friendship and you know how sometimes you are friends with someone and you fall out of touch and then if and when you reconnect, it just doesn't feel the same? I was really afraid this would happen here. Nope. Not a bit of it. It was just the same and when he said hello to me, he grabbed me and hugged me so hard I almost shed a tear of joy.

As for his music, well, I expected to be impressed but I was taken aback by just HOW good it was. He's written two full musicals (one of which is based on Therese Raquin and so I thought it prudent not to mention Thou Shalt Not) and two ballets and he assembled some wonderful singers to perform them for him (he also sang two songs himself as well as playing the piano for all of it). Some of the songs ran a bit long, but if he had told everyone that he was performing the new and unheard songs of Jason Robert Brown, you would have believed him. That's how accomplished I thought he was. He's currently on tour as Joseph in a production of Technicolor Dreamcoat and it's coming vaguely near me in a month and we're going to have dinner and catch up properly. I can't wait. One day soon, I will write a blog fully describing the reasons why my friendship with him is so intense. It's a corker.


dirk.mancuso said...

Dirk grabs an iced tea and sits in front of computer waiting to hear about this friendship with Craig.

lottie the great said...

I remember Craig! ;)