I probably should given the address as Sugarloaf NY because that was the last place we were at, but I wanted to use Keene NH because that was the show that my family was able to see.
Although the theater, stage and back-stage-wise was a bit too small to use our full show it was nonetheless a good perfomance with a wonderful audience, so loud and vocal. Which was great because I had a LOT of family there. It was so great to see how many of my family made the trip to Keene to see me. It was really overwhelming. So nice to see my brothers and sister and nieces and even grand-nieces ( is that right?) and especially Mom (thanks for your support Mother!). I was especially excited to see my daughters, Megan and Becky along with Jason and Andrew, who were supposed to go to the New London show but were told to stay home (by me) because of a snowstorm. So happy the all were able to make it. Love you all!!
And thanks to Heidi, Kate and Emily for making the trip all the way up from the Cape to see the show, you guys are too much, thank you!
The Colonial Theatre in Keene was a place I had been looking forward to seeing not only because my family would be there ( reason enough ) but it was also an older theater that had recently been renovated. They did a wonderful job as you may be able to tell from the photos but I suppose the expense of expanding the backstage area is probably prohibitive to most organizations who take on the task of renovating older theaters. I noticed by the photos and posters of people who have been there before us that the theater is probably best suited for musical acts and concerts rather than full scale musicals. But that aside, it was a very enjoyable night and one that I'm glad I was able to share with my family.
Next stop was Sugarloaf NY and the Lycian Theatre. Kind of a change of pace in that the theater has a summer stock sort of feel. As you can see by the photos the place was built to look a bit rustic and barn-like, kinda neat really. I was surprised to see that a number of big name tours have stopped by including the 2007-2008 tour of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", one of my favorites. The dressing rooms had some rather ambitious artwork done by fairly talented people in the cast or crew. Must've had some time on there hands. It was a good show, not great, but speaking for myself, I was already looking ahead to a theater that I've been dying to see ever since I've known we were going to play there...Pittsfield MA and the very recently renovated Colonial Theater. Should be very interesting...well, to me anyway.
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