Valentine's Day brings to mind breakfasts in bed; gifts like boxes of chocolate, jewelry or freshly cut flowers; cards; and romantic getaways and dinners.
Love is in the air on February 14, and some people are absolutely passionate about their favorite shows and roles (yes, you folks who are ga-ga over Wicked can stop chanting and hollering, I hear you). And sometimes Valentine's Day includes a bit of fantasy -- and who doesn't fantasize about playing a certain role or being involved with a certain show? They're dream projects and we've all got them.
One musical I will never grow tired of is Guys and Dolls, and I get giddy thinking about the role of Nicely-Nicely Johnson. He gets to sing grand-slam numbers including "Fugue for Tinhorns" ("I've got the horse right here, his name is Paul Revere..."), "Guys and Dolls" and "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat." The character is terrific, the show is sublime.
There are other shows that pique my interest: A Perfect Ganesh by Terrence McNally, All in the Timing by David Ives, Angels in America by Tony Kushner, The Tempest by William Shaikespeare ... and many more.
So, it's your turn to share. What are your dream projects? What shows would you love to do? What roles would you love to play?