April 16, 2016
I was asked to document a two-show day of My Heart Is The Drum at Village Theatre. Here is a behind the scenes look of the the World Premiere new musical that critics are calling "extraordinary," "mesmerizing," "sumptuous," and "fresh." Follow me from morning wakeup, to jogging with my dog, and to the Village Theatre where me and my castmates are making magic eight times a week.
The very first thing I do when I wake up is write. It's not even “writing." It's about anything and everything that crosses my mind. This is a great way for me to clarify, prioritize and synchronize the day at hand.
Time for a run with my four-legged soul mate Jamison. Spring has made it to Seattle.
A beautiful view!
6 miles complete!
Breakfast: Apple, pear, banana, pineapple, spinach, and kale blended into this delicious juice cocktail!
Caffeine!!! I desire a fair amount of caffeine on a two-show day.
I generally arrive to the theatre an hour before to warm up and center myself.
Props Lead (Chris Mikolaizik) pre-setting props. There are ALOT of props for this show.
The stage is vacuumed and mopped before each performance. We have the BEST crew - EVER!
The view from the stage!
A quick visit to the girls dressing room! Aren't they lovely?
Our INCREDIBLE Stage Manager Will! This man runs a tight ship.
Happy Birthday to our castmate Shanelle! We take birthday's very seriously.
Dancer Riley Brack warms up!
Actors rehearse their fight choreography before the show.
Our Dresser Lauren and her sweet puppy Elle!
It's our half hour call and castmates Ty, Reggie, and Aaron smile for the camera.
My microphone may look small but this thing is powerful.
You can't even see it when I'm on stage!
15 minutes until the top of the show!
Justin Thornton stretching before the show!
Elle is great at making friends!
Some inspiration posted on my dressing room mirror!
5 minutes to places.
Actors grabbing props and getting into place for the top of show.
Waiting for the show to begin!
The show has started!
Some reading in between scenes.
Learning music for an audition during the break.
Watching the conductor in the monitor during offstage singing.
Loading up on carbs!
I'm still hungry!
Actor Geoffery Simmons getting some Vitamin D on the dock behind the theatre before the second show.
Let's do another one!
Show #2 have started!
Watching our leading lady take her bow.
End of day! Let's do it again tomorrow! Goodnight.