My life on the road of the 1st National Tour of the Broadway musical Memphis.

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Start

So instead of going all the waay back and giving you the whole history of trying to get in this show for 3 years, and going thru the whole Nyc and Memphis, Tn rehearsal and tech craziness, and the first 3 and a half months of the tour.
I figure I'll just start from now, and catch you up as we go. ;)

Right now we are in Durham, NC about to head in to 4 shows.
We are staying in the Residence Inn here, and it is honestly the best Hotel I have ever stayed in the states. There's a kitchen and living room, and it would be a great New York studio apt!
It's been a real interesting situation here this week.

We started out opening the show this week with 2 of the craziest shows we've had to perform so far cause we have a swing on vacation, and one of our leads was feeling sick for 2 shows, and then a dancer got sick for a show, so the dance captain and the 2 remaining dancer boys,( ie, Justin and myself), had to pick up all the remaining characters tracks. Dance moves, songs, set moves, spacing and all. Justin and I now call ourselves the Masters of Character, shape shifting and disguise. :)
Also as soon as I got to the theater and walked in the first hallway and saw past shows handiwork on the walls, I knew I was going to have to paint a mural up for our show, but of course no one told me before hand so I could possibly prepare for it, and what's worse there was no projector here so I've had to do it all freehand. ( and no one better complain)

I 've been in a funk this week cause though our hotel rooms are immaculate, it's felt like a prison since we are in the middle of no where with only car access. Man I have to get my license already. So I've been feeling un motivated this later half of the week, But I think I hit my stride I think, I think I know what I have to do now to actually keep "Living" on tour.

So here's to a new way to be human!

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