Whew! It is sooooo nice to be over the latest string of one-nighters and be in one place for more than a day. After Chicago, we had about two weeks worth of hitting up the midwest with either one night shows or just stopping over for the night, it can be a real grind, especially for the crew, because they're the ones who have to load-in the show and load-out the same night and move to the next theater and do it all over again. Man, those guys are amazing. With me, well...I feel kinda spoiled for b****ing and moaning because I have to pack up my suitcase in the morning. Big difference I know.
But I think we were all looking forward to heading south again because once we got to Naples FL we would be there from Friday to Monday and then stopping over in Ft Myers on Monday, so that gives the cast and crew a chance to catch their breath and get ready for the push thru our last month! One month to go! Wow, in a way it feels like time has gone by so quickly and other times I feel like I've never done anything else but this.
I know I've touched on this in previous segments, but it's always interesting to me, now that I've been trying to make a go of it acting and all, to catch myself now and again and think...am I really doing this? I had wondered for some time what it would feel like to wake up in the morning and know that going to work means going to the theater and doing a show every day. And now that we've passed the 100th performance of this show I have to say...it feels pretty effing great!!
But I also know that this feeling always has to be tempered with the fact that in theater, every job is a temp job so I also have my attention on the next job. If you haven't heard by now, I will be at Cape Rep this summer in My Fair Lady in the role of Doolittle. I'm really looking forward to being back at the Rep and seeing some old friends and meeting new ones, should be fun. If you're in the area in July and August look me up.
Yesterday, between shows, we had a Spiderman party outside behind the theater for Jenny's grandson, they call him "Bubbas", cute. He's a three and a half year old bundle of energy and everyone loves it when he's around. Smart as a whip that kid. They had cupcakes and favors and someone dressed as Spiderman ( I never did find out who ) and Silly String!... which everyone proceeded to get everywhere. Great times.
We're having a combined cast party at the Broadway Palm dinner theater, which is owned by our boss, Will Prather, with the cast from Footloose, The Wedding Singer, Church Basement Ladies and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Sould be a pretty interesting scene. I will fiil you in shortly.
Be back soon