About 11 years ago I was sucked into an opera called "La Boheme" at the Dicapo Opera Theater in NYC. Since that show I have been on stage over two hundred times performing in main stage operas. Now, I have no formal training in voice, or acting, but I am quick to learn and, as I was told the first time they handed me music, "You can't hurt anything when you sing with the bases." The problem with being on stage is that you can get addicted to it. I don't perform with the opera much anymore, but now I'm doing community theater! In fact, I'm in final rehearsals for "Carousel" in North Jersey as I write this. My daughter landed the leading role of Julie Jordan, and myself and my three sons are also in it.
Why am I writing this? One, it's an example of what we can do: You can't be more "out there" than under lights on a stage! Second, it is FUN!! My butt is dragging right now but when that audience stands up and cheers when the show ends is SUCH A KICK! All that energy comes right back and then some!
Plus, is there a more versatile pate than an alopecian's? I think not!! :)