today Kat 'n' Kurt
of the starship In the Heights
met William Shatner
During tech rehearsal back in October, Kurt and I took turns at the piano, but often we were both there. Our director would call out, "Off of Kat 'n' Kurt" to have whichever of us was playing start a number. After about a day of this, he said, "I feel like I'm saying 'Captain Kirk'." And that is how Captain Kirk became the music department's collective nickname.
A friend from this tour is currently working William Shatner's one-man autobiographical show, Shatner's World which was in Dallas tonight. We got to meet Mr. Shatner briefly before we had to go do our respective shows. He was very gracious, and it was cool to watch him work for a few minutes and wish him happy birthday! Living proof that one does not have to be a diva to have a long, illustrious career.