BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Snow Day!

January 7
8:49 AM 2014
BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Snow Day!

In case you live under a rock or you're a bear in hibernation or you're my mother on the west coast who calls to tell me it's 80 degrees and perfect outside, I just want to let you know that it's freaking cold in New York! At this point, I have a decent amount of east coast winters under my belt, but it happens every year; it's winter, it's freezing, I stare at my closet and revert right back to the California girl I am while thinking, "why do I have so many cocktail dresses? I need a sweater or something..."

On Friday, it was a good old fashioned snow day in the city, and we had two shows at Disaster. I was so nervous that the weather would keep people away but luckily our audience didn't share my cold weather life choice of being lazy/ordering takeout/watching Netflix. Even fancy pop star Adam Lambert braved the cold for us! He jokingly mentioned after the show that he laughed so much, it was like an ab workout. Basically, we're perfect for your New Year's resolution to lose 5 pounds. Come laugh at us and fit into your jeans, boo!

**WARNING: This article is about to get super cheesy** You guys, our cast is in love! We don't have many two show days, but the few that we have had are so great because between shows we'll head to a movie, grab a bite, or play games. After the matinee, a bunch of us went to one of the Yum Yum Bangkok's (there are at least three of them on 9th avenue and they're all delicious). It was already great to relax and stuff our faces with Thai food, but it got even better when we busted out Cards Against Humanity. The game is described on the front of the box as "a party game for horrible people." I took a video of the stupidly funny Jennifer Simard doing a dramatic reading of the cards, but she's kind of the greatest and I don't want you to think she's a horrible person so that video will not be shared (unless you work for Cards Against Humanity and you need to be put in touch with your new spokeswoman). We braved the cold and bundled up for the second show and again, our audience was awesome! They had no idea that we were backstage singing our harmonies while huddled around a space heater...

We ended our epic two show snow day with a karaoke extravaganza! For me, karaoke is my waking nightmare. Sing something without rehearsal, in some random key? NOPE! But this cast...oh this cast can sing!!!!!! I will put aside my anxiety issues with karaoke just to sit with them and watch the show. The riffing, the harmonies, the hilariously accurate narration of what's happening in the random karaoke videos. It's kind of dark, but I tried to capture the brilliance of my loves on video. So dearest reader, I'll leave you with a little taste from our dance party to "Shout!"

BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Snow Day!
There are not enough sweater tights in the world to keep me warm...

BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Snow Day!
Our cast with Adam Lambert. Notice how skinny he looks because he burned so many calories laughing at us.

BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Snow Day!
Space heater. Sweet, sweet space heater.

BWW Blog: Sherz Aletaha of Off-Broadway's DISASTER! - Snow Day!
Jonah Verdon and I bundling up backstage.

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Guest Blogger: Sherz Aletaha Sherz (sounds like more than one Cher) is a singer/actor/mover who loves a good dance party. Originally from Newport Beach, California, she is currently living in New York City and performing in the hit Off Broadway show DISASTER written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick with direction by Plotnick and choreography by Denis Jones. Other NY credits include DISASTER (The Box and The Triad), SPRING ALIVE (Dixon Place, cast album available), Beyond The iChatter (Ars Nova), and numerous concerts and readings. Sherz geeked out big time singing aboard Rosie O'Donnell's Rfamily cruise alongside fancy Broadway folks, and she performed regionally in HOW TO SUCCEED..., MAN OF LA MANCHA, GYPSY, and MOON OVER BUFFALO. If you want to laugh at her, you can watch her as Lauren in the award winning web series WING WOMEN . Lastly, to follow her shenanigans, check out her blog which she swears she will some point... and follow her on Twitter: @morethanonecher