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PostSubject: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:38 pm

He's sitting at the stage's edge, waiting for the members of the Drama Club to arrive. Well, waiting for a certain memeber but he really does need to talk to all of them. He's going to tell them that, despite the widespread pleading, no, they're not doing Avenue Q for the Spring Musical but they're going to do Les Mis instead. He wants to know what parts they'd prefer, who's doing tech, etc. But he wants to talk to Mischa about something a little more serious than a school play and he'd prefer to do it before everyone else showed up.
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:45 pm

Mischa waltzed into the theatre in her usual fashion. She threw her book bag on one of the seats in the audience and made her way onto the stage. "So, I heard a rumor that we're doing Avenue Q for the spring musical." She grinned. "Is it true?"
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:51 pm

He laughs, shaking his head at her enthusiasm and seemingly unending drive to have them put on the raunchy musical. "You heard wrong, I'm afraid. Les Misérables is going to be our Spring Musical, which I hope with satisfy. But," he patted at the section of stage next to him, asking her without words to sit beside him, "I do have something interesting that I'd like to talk to you about."
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:56 pm

Mischa raised her eyebrows in interest and sat down next to him. "Do tell."
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:06 pm

"A very good friend of mine is putting on an off-Broadway run of 'The Sound of Music'," he says easily, looking out over the empty seats in the audience. "And he's yet to find a Liesl. And I told him that I knew a bright young brunette with an incredible talent who might be interested and would, most assuredly, fit in well with the production and the rest of the cast." Glancing at her out of the corner of his eye, he tries to gauge her reaction before giving her a smile. "What should I tell him?"
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:08 pm

Mischa looked surprised. She never thought that her acting ability was all that great. "Tell him I'll do it. Thank you for recommending me. I'm sure the cast is better than the humdrums we get here."
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:14 pm

He nods with a proud smile. "I'll let him know," he says before laughing. "And don't judge them too harshly. There are a few diamonds here. All they need is a little polishing. A little more stage experience. Or," he adds with a roll of his eyes, "I'm completely wrong and the Spring Musical will prove that to just about everyone."
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:26 pm

"I think the musical will be alright. You just need to find a good male lead. That seems to be the problem that we have. We never have a good male lead. Find one of those and we'll be golden." Mischa said after a few minutes of thought.
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:32 pm

"What, you don't like Kevin," he says, feigning shock.
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:34 pm

Mischa rolled her eyes. "He's a prat that has a head so big, he has to buy two seats on an airplane. Normally, I would brush this aside and deal with hit. But he's a crappy actor. Seriously, he didn't even know what stage left was."
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:42 pm

He hates to admit it, especially when talking about a student, but she's right. "And he seems to have a magnetic attraction to the dark spots on stage." He nudges her gently with his elbow. "Did you see his fidgeting during the last run? It's really not that hard to figure out what to do with your hands," he says in amused exasperation.
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:00 pm

Mischa shook her head. "I tell you that boy is the scourge on theatre. He sucks."
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:05 pm

"As a teacher, I can't outright agree with you," he says, shaking his head, "but I really do. But until we get a transfer student who's well-versed in what you should do on stage, he and the rest of the mooks are the only male leads that we've got. I'll probably stick him as Marius. The character's a bit of a dope anyway."
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:09 pm

"But who's going to play Jean Valjean?" Mischa said with a frown. "You can't put someone in that sucks. They have to be good."
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:16 pm

He looks over at her, laughing. "You just said we didn't have anyone good," he points out.
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:21 pm

Mischa looked at him. "You could always play Jean Valjean. I'm sure that there's no rules that say that you can't be in the production."
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:24 pm

He thinks about it for a moment. "I wouldn't be able to direct it." Maybe he could ask Spencer to do it... "If we can't find anyone else," he says with a nod after a few moments of thought. "And I'd have to find someone else to direct it. But I don't see why I couldn't. If we don't find anyone else," he adds again, a small smile tugging up at the corners of his mouth.
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:28 pm

"I'm sure Miss H wouldn't have a problem directing it. I mean, she teaches history and the lower English classes. I think she'd be a great director and you would make a great Jean Valjean. You know that we're not going to find anyone else who can play the lead well enough to have the musical talked about."
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:39 pm

He shakes his head again, laughing. "So do you think I'm not going to have a full-on rebellion because we're not doing Avenue Q? I know how much you guys keep pushing for it." He admires her drive as well as the drive of the rest of the students, although he thinks the rest of them are pushing the show for just the hilarity of the show.
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:08 pm

Mischa shook her head. "Nah. I doubt that most of the people even know what Avenue Q is. I just told them puppets singing about porn and racism. They seemed to jump right on board with that." She grinned at him mischievously.
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:31 pm

He hangs his head, laughing. "It doesn't surprise me that they did." He looks up, gazing across the auditorium before turning to her with a wide smile. "Next time you want to seduce the other students with porn and racism, tell them about Othello, okay?"
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:33 pm

"I think that's Shakespeare's stupidest play. I had a teacher once tell us that Iago was in love with Othello." Mischa rolled her eyes. "She drew her evidence from the scene that she claimed was like a marriage. I thought she was full of crap. People are reaching when they look for homosexual undertones in Shakespeare's plays. Homosexuality existed, but I don't think Shakespeare would write about them. It was done behind closed doors and was, for the most part, ignored."
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:42 pm

"To me, that ranks right up there with Hamlet wanting to screw his mother," he says, shrugging. "But people are going to find subtext everywhere. And it's always different, depending on who's looking. What I see," he points out, "is going to be different from what you see." He, as a teacher, tried not to force his subtext on anyone, preferring to stick with what was fact about a play or a story or anything else. But he knew that he was rare in that thinking. "Though I did see a production of Godspell that was set in a psychiatric ward that was pretty interesting."
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:50 pm

Mischa looked impressed. "That does sound pretty cool. I'd like to see that. And I get that people are going to see what they want. I just think that it's wrong to make me see what you see. It's one thing to say 'well, I see it this way.' It's another thing entirely to say 'this is how I see it and you must see it that way too.'"
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PostSubject: Re: Never marry or even dally with a Scandinavian; they're all insane.   Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:10 pm

"Such is the way of the ego-maniacal," he says with a sigh. On an impulse he can't control, he throws an arm around her shoulder, wrapping her in half of a hug. "And you'll find that there's more of them out there than there are people with sense enough to realize that there's more to life than just them and their opinions. But," he jostles her lightly with a smile, "when it all seems to crush in, I simply remember the words of my homeboy Theo Geisel, 'Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind'."
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