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Sam
18 January 2009 @ 06:22 pm
I have left you for Blogspot

it's not you, it's me.

I'll still be around to check out on stuff,

but now my life will be exploited on a different site.

Please don't cry.

Yours Truly,
Sam Ramirez

P.S. My totally fantabulously cool username is about 80% of the reason why I needed a change... I hope you understand
 
 
Sam
05 January 2009 @ 10:31 pm
(I also figured this was a good way to be like Hey I haven't written in over 4 months)

2008 Instant Replay

1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Got Caught in the act by a parent... yikes
Lost "the card" for better terms
dyed my hair red
Lived away from home in the summer
Went to Venetian festival
Stayed pretty white over the summer

2. Did you keep your new year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I don't think i made one, but this year I totes am

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

My cousin Michael and his wife Rebecca gave birth to Lilliana in November

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Ami Bousfield, RIP Jeannie

5. What countries did you visit?

Canada, that's about it

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?

Gained maybe a little more muscle, and confidence in myself a little more socially (like date wise)

7. What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

June 27 - Ami Bousfield passing away
August 24 - The day that I was fully out of the closet

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

HAIR and TOMMY

9. What was your biggest failure?

Andrew Grose

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

I jumped from the stage in TOMMY and got a bruise the size of Montana.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

A tape converter for my car (i tried to keep my pennies as much as i could...)

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Ami's, we performed those last two performances for her

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

Ami, for obvious reasons. Ethan Hedeen, that really pissed me off. And my Dad's.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Food. Gas during TOMMY

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Getting a New York round trip for $55 (i bought it in 2008... but I'm going in 2 months)

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?

I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder? -- happier
ii. thinner or fatter? -- Thinner i think
iii. richer or poorer? -- same

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?

Saving money

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

Overdraft...

20. How will you be spending Christmas?

Family.... 2 weeks ago

21. How will you be spending New Year's?

Drinking NOT enough and just being a douchebag

22. Did you fall in love in 2008?

Yea, but now it makes me want to vomit

23. How many one-night stands?

I think about 6

24. What was your favorite TV program?

Will and Grace (gotta love Surfthechannel)
Desperate Housewives
Family Guy

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

I wouldn't say that I hate anyone, but there are a few that I'm not waiting to hang out with though.

26. What was the best book you read?

I odn't think I've read a book since 2004

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Sue-Yenn NG singing "I Know the Truth", Ashley Travis in "Tunnel of Love", Danity Mane

28. What did you want and get?

A Trip to NY

29. What did you want and not get?

Any Summer stock

30. What was your favorite film of this year?

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

Had a party in KZoo after the Audra McDonald concert for me and Ashley, went home the next day and drank for Birthday Weekend. 20

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

I'm going to sound really depressing, so i'm not gonna answer this

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?

same as I always have been.

34. What kept you sane?

friends, definitely

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Jonah Hill, Pink

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

Prop 8, anyone who was against Proposal 2 for dumb ass reasons like it would kill an unborn baby, when really they were going to take it from the ambilicle chord which they throw away anyway....

37. Who did you miss?

My friends back home during the Summer.

38. Who was the best new person you met?

The Cast of TOMMY, Ami Bousfield, Kristen Utrecht

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:

There's a fine line between love and hate

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

I have two:

Til Now, I always got by on my own
I never really cared until I met you

There's one life and there's no return and no deposits
One life so It's time to open up your closet

What are your resolutions?
Get SUMMER STOCK
Rock out with every Audition
Get in better shape
Have a little more tact
Not get SO angry all the time
 
 
Sam
15 September 2008 @ 12:18 pm
So I haven't posted anything in what looks like about 3 months....

Summer is finally over, I had a very up and down summer. HAIR was a great success, unfortunately, the show ended in tragedy. It's a very long and drawn out story which I don't really believe is any of LJ's business, so if anyone wants to know, drop me a line, or facebook me, cuz God knows I'm addicted to it.

After HAIR was PIRATES OF PENZANCE at the Kindleberger Festival. Holy. Shit. What the hell was I thinking? It was a fun show, but I wanted to drop it every chance I could.

Then I moved out of my house. That was a situation that I never want to be in ever again. Period

For the month of August, I lived in Adelina Feldman-Schultz's utility closet in her basement. I have never felt so homeless ever in my life. But we had a good time. Now I moved back onto campus and live in a super single in Smith Burnham hall away from any freshmen/anyone in the department. I need that time to myself.

FOr any of you that knows what's going on, My Dad and I are now speaking again. That whole fiasco is over. Thanks for all your support.

Now TOMMY is happening in Grand Rapids. It's a pretty sweet frickin show. I get to beat up a twelve year old kid and put him in a trash can. Holler.

In 495, our first scene was "We Do Not Belong Together" from Domingo En El Parque Con George... which was my directing scene last year with Ahren Rehmel and Kendra Kargenian. That was pretty easy. My Dot was Alicia Thoel, it was nice working with her, I really hadn't had a full conversation with her in about a year and a half, so it was great catching up with her. Now Kayla Peabody, Emily Iaquinta, and I are doing "Been a Long Day" from HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS, I'm super excited for that scene.

Also in MT History, Andrea Arvanigian, Kayla Peabody, Ryan Mayes, and myself are writing a 10 minute musical entitled "It's Brintey Bitch: A Greek Tragedy" get excited
 
 
Sam
28 June 2008 @ 01:38 am
how do you say goodbye to someone who comes into your life and fills the position of your little sister?

how do you say goodbye to someone so young?

how do you say goodbye to a beautiful girl that no one will ever get to know the way that we all did?
 
 
Sam
04 June 2008 @ 12:55 am
got your attention, huh!

But honestly, that's what I'm here to talk about

Today I took my clothes off on stage for the first time ever (now, Granted it was during a rehearsal) and I just want to say that it is the single freest most liberating experience I have ever been through as a performer.

We all were so scared and then the moment came and we just stripped down. Words cannot even express how amazing the "sensation" was knowing that it was only me out there with nothing else.

If any of you get a chance to come to Kalamazoo (I know right) and see HAIR, I guarantee you will walk away knowing that the 3 hour trip was totally worth it.

*Life is around you and in you
 
 
 
Sam
25 May 2008 @ 05:21 pm



HAIR - The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
Whole Art Theatre, Kalamazoo MI
Epic Center 345 Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo 49008

June 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 8:00 PM

Tickets = 22 for adults, 18 for Seniors, 14 for Students w/ ID

Show is Rated R, it contains Nudity, Adult Language, Drug Content, and Strong Sexual Content


yea you read that right, NUDITY, as in balls naked... come see it
 
 
Sam
I'm leaving the original answers in here, then adding the new answers in.

Real Name – Samuel Xavier Ramirez - same
STAGE NAME (if you use one): Samuel Xavier (it will be) - probably, i haven't decided
LAST SHOW YOU ADDED TO YOUR RESUME: If I had one, it'd be West Side Story - now I DO have one, and it's Hair
LAST SHOW YOU AUDITIONED FOR: West Side Story - Hair
DID YOU GET INTO IT: Yes! - Yup

LAST SONG YOU USED AT AN AUDITION: "Cool" From West Side Story - "Come Together" by the Beatles and "THe Flesh Failures" Hair

THE NAME OF YOUR NEWEST FRIEND: ROBERT LOTT! - Kristen Utrecht</b>
FAVORITE THEATRE (VENUE): My heart belongs to the Trenton Village Theatre - Yea, really nostalgic, but I really love Shaw Stage now...

ACTOR,DANCER,SINGER, LIST ACCORDING TO YOU: Singer, Actor, Dancer (i think that means what I'm best at) - yup
FAVORITE PLAY: Absolutely Murder - Dog Sees God

FAVORITE MUSICAL: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown - Children of Eden

FAVORITE ROLE & FROM WHAT SHOW: Gideon in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar

NAME A THEATRE SUPERSTITION: "Good Luck" - MacBeth

NAME A BROADWAY TRADITION: uhh... I think some theaters do the Gypsy Robe...- Uhh an afterparty maybe?
LAST PART YOU PLAYED IN A SHOW: Riff in West Side Story, or if you count The Voice of The Wicked Stepmother - Judge Pitkin W. Bridgework in ON THE TOWN
NAME A DIVA (positive meaning): Chita Rivera - Ann-Margret
NAME A DIVA (negative meaning): Carol Channing... AHHH! - Natalie Weiss

ARE YOU EQUITY OR NON-EQUITY: come again? - Non-Equity

YOUR GOAL IN SHOW BUSINESS: Well obviously do a show on Broadway, but I'll fall back on Directing, so things can go MY way - Wow, can we say conceited much. I really want just to be successful

WOULD YOU... (you know what) IN ORDER TO GET A PART ON BROADWAY?: depends on what part... hint hint! - Probably

HAVE YOU EVER...TO GET A PART or SHOW: Yes, all the time... -NOt Yet

FAVORITE DIRECTOR: Mary Zaleski (directors I've had) - Jay Berkow, I like working with Randy Wolfe too

FAVORITE CHOREOGRAPHER: The Olly's (again, with choreographers I've had), and Angie Kane - Tony Calucci, holla! and Adam Carter

WHAT WAS YOUR VERY FIRST SHOW: To see: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat. To Be In-The Littlest Angel! - yea the same shows...

NAME SOMEONE FROM A PAST SHOW YOU MISS: I miss the whole cast of Seven Brides, and Grease. Those were my two favorite shows I did, the cast was amazing and we had so much fun every single day we were there. I'm going to miss everyone that's gone off to college, we won't be the same without them, they were amazing. - I really miss Jesus Christ Superstar, and I miss my old theater peeps...

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A DANCE SOLO: I had a dance feature in the Mambo...-I think I might have one in Hair... not too excited

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A SINGING SOLO: Yes, in Joseph, Christmas Portrait, Leader of The Pack, Alice in wonderland, Children of Eden, Cinderella, Seven Brides, Grease, West Side Story... haha cut to me being conceited, yet again! - Goodness, why were you guys friends with me? Yes

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN THE LAST PERSON TO TAKE A BOW: Last person in my gender, yes! The Prince isn't the actual lead in Cinderella... OH WAIT, Nothing But the Truth...-Yes, Les Mis (one year later after this)

NAME A SHOW YOU'VE DONE MORE THAN TWO TIMES: Joseph I did Exactly twice...- add Seussical to this list

HAVE YOU BEEN TO NEW YORK: Twice! - hasn't changed

HAVE YOU BEEN TO LA: no...-On my way to Australia

SCARIEST PART OF AN AUDITION: Reading...-When you can tell the director doesn't like you

BEST PART OF AN AUDITION:Singing Audition, the Stage is YOURS! - Yea i guess the same

NAME A SHOW YOU WOULD NEVER DO AGAIN: haha Annie. - same

NAME A SHOW YOU COULD DO FOR YEARS: A show that I've done? I'd say Seven Brides - Wow that's changed, Children of Eden

NAME A SHOW YOU WOULD LOVE TO DO BUT HAVE NEVER BEEN IN: You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown - Into the Woods

NAME A PERSON YOU'D LIKE TO WORK WITH AGAIN: wow hmm... Cree, Laura Rodriguez, Rina, Emily K, Bridgette, Matt Harris, Derek DeMarco, Emily F, Ashley Stuart, yea there's a lot - Ha, uh anyone that just graduated. I really want to do the Producers with Potsic and Topher... that would be hysterical

WHAT ARE YOU AUDITIONING FOR NEXT: Possibly Once on This Island or The Musical Murder Mystery Comedy of the 1940s... - Donkey Show at Western

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PERFORMING: Since i was Three - yup

DO YOU CARRY YOUR HEADSHOTS AROUND WITH YOU: i don't have a headshot. - Not really

DO YOU KEEP IN TOUCH WITH PAST CAST MEMBERS: Duh! - Yes

ON A SCALE OF 1-10 HOW IMPORTANT IS GETTING PAID: 1, i haven't gotten paid yet...-Still haven't gotten paid, but I would like to

WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE PERFORMANCE: Pharoah in Joseph! - Herod in JCS


WHAT'S SOMETHING EMBARRASSING OR UNEXPECTED THAT HAPPENED TO YOU WHILE ON STAGE: I made the Barn fall in Seven Brides... that was bad. AND... "I'll Pay You With Money" nuff said - I burped right before i died in Les Mis

WHO IS THE MOST DIFFICULT PERSON (ON STAGE OR OFF) THAT YOU HAVE EVER WORKED WITH: hmm... let me think of a few...-the divas of whole art, not all of them, just the few

EVER BEEN NAKED ON STAGE?: YES! Closing Night at Seven Brides... that was NAKED enough! - I will be in 3 weeks

WHO OR WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST INSPIRATION OR INFLUENCE? Stephen Schwartz, LOVE THE MAN - Yea

IF YOU COULD BE A RICH FAMOUS PORN STAR OR A STRUGGLING THEATRE ACTOR WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE? Rich Famous Porn Star... duh! - I would never do porn

ONSTAGE, HAVE YOU EVER...
a) Been killed? Yes - yup West Side Story, Les Mis, Beauty and the Beast, Bat Boy
b) Been drunk / stoned? no - yup Reefer Madness, Jesus Christ Superstar, Bat Boy
c) Played someone half your age? No - in an exercise
d) Played someone twice your age? Pharoah, Jeff Barry. - Yes, Jean Valjean, Pitkin
e) Cried? Yes... Leader of the Pack... - Yes, Jesus Christ Superstar, Beauty and The Beast
f) Fired a gun? no - Yes Bat Boy
g) Driven a car? nope. - A stationary car in Leader of the Pack
h) Been drenched? after crying.... - Yes and in sweat from Les Mis
i) Been in a dream sequence? West Side Story - Yes

IF YOU WERE ON BROADWAY RIGHT NOW, WHAT SHOW WOULD YOU WANT TO BE IN AND WHAT ROLE WOULD YOU PLAY?: Uhh... Emcee in Cabaret OR Edna Turnblad in Hairspray - I'm not too sure at the moment, I still do wanna be Edna though

oh my god can we talk about how obnoxious i used to be?
 
 
Sam
27 April 2008 @ 10:32 am
I am 20 years old mothafucks



today is officially my birthday

too bad I've been celebrating since Thursday... holla!
 
 
Sam
12 April 2008 @ 08:09 pm
so ON THE TOWN opened this weekend

and the review came out and it was VERY positive

i was mentioned as "having the deadpan looks of Jack Benny along with Richard Simmons mannerisms..."

that was a very interesting comparison....

i think i'm the only person in the world that could link those two personalities together

ever
 
 
Sam
18 March 2008 @ 12:09 pm
does anyone wanna loan me a couple thousand dollars for liposuction?