So, that was a fun year. Well, not really. Tomorrow will be May 1st, 2021 which means we are well over a year into Covid. I already spoke about covid so I’m not going to get back into it. What I can say is things are starting to look a bit better. Most of us are now vaccinated which means things are opening up (yes, we did get a new president). And most importantly, for this site at least, the show will go on!
My new performance dates for the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival are 9/28, 9/29. 9/30, and 10/1. It’s a small theatre so hopefully they can allow capacity up to at least 75%. But no matter, I have to get to work! This is definitely going to be a bit of an undertaking. I have to get a cast and crew and get the music recorded. All of this should make for a fun summer honestly. We are going to record the music because it will just make everything easier in the long run and will be a great investment for the future.
Lenore Skomal, who is the head of the festival, has been extremely helpful in helping me develop the book. I have learned so much from her these last few months and I am very happy where the story is now. We brought back some songs from years back which is so perfect- a full circle sort of thing.
I guess my biggest challenge bow will be getting people to come! I’ll figure something out. Other than that, not much else to report. Alex’s Bat Mitzvah is in a few weeks so I”m pretty focused on that- especially considering no one has been to a party in almost TWO YEARS!!! Sammi is choreographing Pippin at Northwestern and it is being filmed tomorrow. So proud of her. It really looks amazing. To bad there is no dancing in Brilliant!
I’ll try to post another update during the summer to say how things are going. Right now it’s sort of like the calm before the storm. But let me just say how happy I am that I feel well enough again to even be able to take this challenge on. My face is still a bit wonky- but other than that- I’m doing good.