Last fall I had the honor of playing Fraulein Schneider in a local production of Cabaret.
I fell in love with the role.
I fell in love with the show.
I am still in love with my amazing and talented cast members and the caring and talented staff.
How much do I love this role?
I still know (almost) all my lines. (There are a few words here and there that escape me.)
I couldn’t sleep last night, and I ended up running all my lines in my head.
This doesn’t happen with me.
I am famous for, when the show is done, the lines are gone.
When It’s the end of the show, I push this little lever in my head and flush all that unneeded stuff away.
But Fraulein Schneider is sticking with me.
I suppose someday, she’ll fall away; but for now I’m glad to still know her.
In the meantime, anyone need a Fraulein Schneider? I’m all memorized and ready to go!