I talked with Darlene last night through the miracle of modern technology. Over the Internet, we were able to chat – with me in Ohio and Darlene some thousands of miles away in Australia. She’s preparing for the opening of Fame: The Musical in Melbourne. The morning we talked, she was a little tired from a late-night practice. Later that day were more practices, a dress rehearsal, and finally, the opening night of the show. I felt honored that she took time to talk with us with such a busy schedule.
Although it was certainly nice to chat, trying to conduct an interview over the Internet can be dicey. There were several instances where her voice was a little jumbled. Keep that in mind when you listen to the show. However, it’s a small price to pay to actually talk with such a special lady.