Were You There?
January 8, 2003
Dance of the Vampires (as 'Professor Abronsius')
Rob went on as 'Professor Abronsius' at the
matinee yesterday, January 8. Rob was told at noon that he would
definitely be on, so again the notice was very short! He was
His costume, of course, was similar, though not
identical, to what Rene wears. The colors fit Rob's natural
coloring better than an identical costume would have. The
outercoat was of a striped fabric, his waistcoat (vest) was
floral, sedate, (but to die for). He wore really 'oldman' wingtip
The look was astounding! Most of those here know
Rob's age, at least roughly - well, he did not look it at this
performance. The wavy/curly white/gray/silver wig fit him
perfectly and he looked like a somewhat spacey Mark Twain. It did
work, and real good. He had a full white moustache, and as men
sometimes do, he occasionally made a small grooming gesture. It
worked, it worked.
He nailed it, folks, he nailed it! The "tonguetwister
in speedmode" LOGIC was done in such a way that the
audience was able to hear and understand every word... that
is right, every word!!! The "Books Song," done in duet with
the Count, was smooth and seamless, as if the men had done it from
the get go.
Well, I enjoyed Rob's performance, and the onstage
interaction with the rest of the cast was great to see. I wish I
could tell you all WHEN Rob will be on again, but the nature of
the job is such that I cannot.
So, good luck to us all for another onstage turn
soon. YOU GO, ROB!!