Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Back at home

Our tour officially ended 0n Sunday, but we got back into town around 5pm on Saturday. We drove all day and made it home with really good speed. And by now, I'm completely unpacked, and I've even done all of my laundry. As I put my binder away, I'm going to go over all the cities that we visited, and I'll see if I can post 2 or 3 things about every town, maybe things that haven't been up here before. So stay tuned for the detailed memories...

This was certainly an interesting experience, blogging as I toured. I know, I know, I didn't really feel like I did it often enough, but we would be insanely busy for four or five days at a time. We really covered a lot of ground and did a lot of work. The final numbers are:

32 cities
60 performances
14,000 miles

I'm tired.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Palace of Gold

Sorry that I haven't been posting this month.....

Yesterday on our way to Bridgeport, WV, we stopped by a place called the Palace of Gold, outside Wheeling, WV. We saw it on the map, had no idea what it was, and I took our troup out that way. Turns out it was a Krishna temple, built for one of their founders. We saw both the temple and the magnificient palace, literally built on the top of a mountain. It was amazing. The palace boasted 50 different types of marble, hundreds of thousands of pieces of stained glass, and furniture imported from Bombay, India. The entire palace was assembled by the devotees of the order, without the benefit of professional skilled labor. Our guide said that they were literally reading "How-To" books on marble floors and stained glass windows. It was highly successful, as the palace is truly beautiful.

Now we are at our last stop on the tour, getting set for two days worth of shows and workshops. We still need to figure out just what exactly these workshops are going to be. We haven't done anything like it yet, so it promises to be interesting.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

On the road again

On the third day (or so) of our tour, we are staying in Brooklyn. We have shows tomorrow at Brooklyn College, which is a very large theatre space with an old-fashioned wood floor. Then after the shows, we load out and travel to another theatre in Staten Island, where we will be loading in at 7pm. Yes, it's a long day, but it also means that we will have two complete days off while in Staten Island. It's a hike to get into New York from our hotel, but we will have the time to do something - maybe see a show. I have an audition on Wednesday morning for the Texas Shakespeare Festival, trying my best to secure some work for the upcoming months. I also have a lot of friends in NYC, and I'm trying to see if I can find some time to see them. Or have them come to my show, at the very least.

We're moving steadily though the busiest week of this leg of tour, and we are flying along with honor. We need to head out to CT, then Jersey after NYC, and then we have a lot of down time before Wisconsin. Which I suppose is a good thing, since it will allow us to take our time.

It's like we never left.

Friday, January 5, 2007

Once more unto the breech, dear friends...

Tomorrow evening, we all meet up again, load up the van with our suitcases, and then we hit the road again for the last time. This time, our travels keep us in the north, heading to New York City, even up to Wisconsin. We'll be on the road until we return on Jan 27th, marking the end of the Cinderella tour. I'm looking forward to getting back on the road. I've printed our maps, called ahead; the only thing I have left to do is pack for the trip, which I'll have to do today. But soon you'll be able to expect more from this blog, since we'll be touring the country yet again.