Laura Bidgood, Rockstar Storyteller and follicly blessed half of the ultra-nerd comedy duo Curt and Laura strikes out on her own in the solo show Bidgood to BidGREAT!: Bumps and Blunders on the Boulevard to Brilliance . Self-deprecating and insightful, Bidgood finds the humor in the everyday. Her story about the driveway smackdown she and her twin sister had with the snottiest girl in the neighborhood is hysterical. And her tale about how she went curling and lived to tell about it was a funny and moving.
One more thing about story-telling shows for the uninitiated: using a music stand with notes on it is not cheating! It depends on the show. Think of it like jazz -even the most accomplished players rely on a chart to make sure they hit the right chords. I overheard (okay, eavesdropped) on a person after the show saying (I’m paraphrasing) “I couldn’t stop laughing….it’s too bad she used a music stand”. If you are a storyteller, please feel free to add a comment below about the use of notes in a performance.