Everything has changed, nothing is the same.
It’s been an exhausting and fantastic journey so far… and we haven’t even gone anywhere! Where should I begin to tell you about it?
Orientation at 9:40 on Saturday went until lunch. We filled out forms (think “Filling out the form” from Title of Show) and met each other. We talked about the job and what was expected of us and what we should expect. We toured the offices and shops. We made coffee and received a sexual harassment in the workplace booklet. You know, general first-day-of work stuff.
After lunch, we started to work. We blocked the entire show in one afternoon rehearsal. We learned how to put together and strike the set.
By the time we got back to the hotel I was tired and ready to decompress. Children’s shows really take a lot out of you – they are generally fast-paced and full of energy just like the kids. Nap time was a go.
Michael had the brilliant idea to go check out Brave New Workshop‘s new show Obama-mia. John and Michael’s friend Courtney joined us. It was hilarious. Of course, we were all drinking wine and laughing loudly. Too loudly it seems, as we got shushed by an usher… However – the show was very clever and worth it.
Afterwards we walked around the Lake of the Isles and had great times. As you can imagine, the weather is a shock. I’m going to have to get a new jacket to keep warm. All I have right now is a thing black cardigan.
Today’s rehearsal was just a tiring as yesterdays. But tonight – The Mall of America.Michael needs new shoes, and I need a coat!