Last night kicked off week two of Chess performances. In a way, it felt almost like opening night all over again. Lots of nerves, lots of excitement. After 4 days of little to no singing, and lots of relaxation, I felt rested, refreshed, and ready to kick ass. A bunch of my friends were there and it was so great to see them. I’m so happy I get to do this show 7 more times!
A well-respected local newspaper gave the show a favorable review. The Seven Days is a weekly publication here in Vermont, and they do an amazing job reporting on the local scene. The review was really good to the production, and to me in particular. It’s really mind-blowing to see my name in the newspaper with such nice stuff. If you’d like to read it, click here. And another local paper gave an even better review here! To say I’m honored and overwhelmed is an understatement. I’m so proud of this show, this cast, and this crew.
I signed up for a tap dance class! If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already saw this, but I am SUPER pumped to take Tap 1 for beginners this fall. Classes start the week of September 12, so I have a bit of down time once Chess is over. I’ve always wanted to learn tap, and this fits in perfectly with my recent desire to more aggressively pursue my performing passion. Plus, tap is great exercise 🙂 AND I’ve convinced at least one friend to sign up with me, so I get to have fun AND exercise AND hang out with my friend all at the same time!
Party tonight post-show! A couple from the local theater scene are packing their bags and moving to the Pacific Northwest, so we’re having a final bar crawl farewell tonight. They’ll be getting started while I’m doing the show, so I plan to meet up with everyone later in the evening. I won’t be drinking, because I have a two-show day tomorrow (ugh), but I’m psyched to see all my friends.