Technically, there are six more sleeps until Christmas this morning. But last Monday—when, technically, there were thirteen more sleeps—we attended a benefit concert called One More Sleep ‘Til Christmas, which featured the songwriting talents of Sam Salmond, Alana Jacoby and Jenny Stafford. The cool thing about this gig is that it didn’t just star young actors, it was also put together by a young producer (Natasha Sinha), and featured young composers. We were excited.
Plus, it starred our new favorite—he should be your new favorite, too—Claybourne Elder. So Monday night we bundled off to the Laurie Beechman Theater in our pajamas for some booze and musical holiday cheer.
And then this happened. And it was AWESOME. This song written by Salmond and performed by Charlie Brady, Taylor Trensch & Claybourne Elder is called “Ready to Go.” I think I almost fell out of my chair laughing during the performance. It was easily my favorite number all night. I don’t know for certain if video can ever approximate the sheer, unbridled hilarity/joy of watching Claybourne Elder fake dry-heave in person. But we had to try.