It's true - I was hit by some bad news the other day.
After all these years of never having a problem with the shows it planned to present, First Stage Theatre Company wasn't able to get the rights to Junie B. and the Monkey Business, so the group had to select a different show - and should be naming that replacement in a matter of days.
Then the double whammy hit - we just found out the other day that the rights to our other Spring show, A Year With Frog and Toad, have been pulled, too - so we won't be doing that, either. It's especially sad because I was going to direct the show, and I've spent quite a bit of time and energy planning for it.
Apparently both shows are going to tour the country, being performed by professional groups - so local audiences may get a chance to see the shows - but it's still a bummer.
So now First Stage is looking for two shows - again, we hope to have the other substitute show selected soon. But if you see me looking a little glum these days - now you know why.
(Oh, I'll be fine - we have some other fun shows we'll tackle, and hopefully I can direct Frog and Toad next year.)