It's too bad, in a way, when we're doing these one night shows that we don't A: Get a chance to rest up or B: Get to see the city we're in a little. There will be places that we'll be thrilled to be hanging out or just chillaxing. Florida or Southern California, so I'm not complaining really. Just seems a shame to get there just as it's getting dark and leaving right after breakfast.
Springfield is about as close to my hometown as we're gonna get, ( maybe Keene NH is about the same distance away ), anyway, it was interesting to do the show there. First of all, it's probably not the best place to put on a musical. Don't get me wrong, it's a grand old place but Symphony Hall is best suited for...well...symphonies! It's a very live room (think echos) and that kind of throws you a little and the stage area is very small so we weren't able to use all of our stuff. But the performance went well and everyone did great as usual.
I had some friends come and see the show, people who I did theatre with when I first started. Among them was Nick Wayenlovich, my first director. He started his own theatre company ( Ja'Duke Productions ) and recently opened a performing arts school. Amazing man. I have never seen a man accomplish more in 24 hours than Nick, truly inspiring. With him were many dear friends who I wish time would allow me to tell you about. Suffice it to say that I love them all very dearly and it meant the world to see them after so longand under such blessed circumstances.
Well, back on the bus and on to Reading PA.
Be back soon!