Monday, February 20, 2012
Sat I worked all day and then we met up with Steven & Thad for dinner.
I was supposed to be off on Sun but I had clients who wanted to come from out of town to look at homes so I agreed to meet with them at 10. I connected with them and we had a nice time together. I'm sure they'll buy but they're still getting to know the area. When I got home around 2pm Spouse suggested we go have lunch and then do a little shopping, so we did. When we returned home I got ready for a musical murder mystery.
Although I've never been to one, I understand the concept of a murder mystery. The players stay in character as they circulate through the audience, introducing themselves and sharing key plot points and motivations. A character is killed, the audience can ask the players questions, and must then decide which character committed the murder and why.
A real estate association to which I belong did 1 of these last year and it was a big success, so they decided to do it again this year with a twist: they added live musical performances to make it a musical murder mystery. Since I was relatively new to the association I was asked to participate. Apparently they have better success getting 'new' members to do this. Since 2 of the roles were going to have to sing, they asked me if I could sing. They had no knowledge of my "Legends" performances or my "Rehoboth Idol 2011" win last June, so I simply answered 'Yes', I could sing.
The theme was a spoof on the TV show "Dallas" and my character was Yancy Granger, a country music star engaged to marry Liza Jane Newing, 1 of the heirs to the Newing ranch and dynasty. At the Newing's Valentines Ball Yancy discovers his old flame Candace Barlow (whom he called Candy Bar) and I sang the song "Candy". Later, Candy sangs "Killing Me Softly".