Posted 12 December 2003 - 07:53 PM
Many years ago I was working a show at the famous Shrine Auditorium here in Los Angeles when an amazing thingt happened. We were on dinner break and it was myself and my pal Robbie having dinner on the side stage when we heard a wonderful Soprano running thru scales in the Shrine Exibition hall. This was a HUGE no-no. There was a car show the next day and we were NOT allowed in. So Robbie and I walked to the door and shouted in, "Hey!! We're not allowed in here!!" No answer. "I mean it! We'll get in trouble" the note kept ringing out clear and high. "Please don't make us come get you." The sweet voice trilled on thru one scale after another. "Ok. Have it your way!" As we stepped across the thresh the voice stopped. Not ran out. Not echoed. STOPPED. A complete silence. I turned to Rob and asked, "Did you see her leave?" and my speaking voice echoed back to us. I had to catch up to him to hear his answer. Ours was the only open door, she would have had to have come thru there. No one ever did. We watched. When the house manager ( a Shrine employee, not a member of the troupe) came in we told him what we heard. He turned on the lights and we searched the room, comming up empty. The Shrine has a number of permenant visitors, but he had never heard of a soprano singing there before. The next day before our show I went to the auto show. The was Maria Callas'e Rolls Royce on display. It was something I will never forget.
Growing old is mandatory... growing UP is optional.I didn't say it was YOUR fault, I SAID I was going to BLAME you.The nice thing about being Senile is, I can hide my own Easter Eggs.