I can’t believe that it is all done!
We have been working on that production of “Songs” for almost 8 years and now it is all over but the cryin’.
And I didn’t do that cryin’ like I thought I would….. I am generally weepy….and that was mainly because I saw a interview with Heather Headley who played one of the leads in Aida and she told a story about how her mother came to see her very last show (of Aida) on broadway and Headley was at the end of her last song and she got all choked up and in a 2000 seat theatre her mother yelled out
” You finish strong, girl!”
I laughed my ass off and so whenever I feel myself getting all choked up that way I think of that.
I was nervous last night….more than usual.
We have so many dedicated supporters who came to the show last night and you wanna make sure that they get the real deal….and Julia Murney was there….ya know Andrew Lippa’s “Wild Party”….the awesome one….she played Queenie….and she was in A Class Act and Lennon and she will be taking over Elphaba on Broadway in January…..she is a bit of my idol….she can sing like a motherfucker and is a great actress….she did a show with Georgie at the Manhattan Theatre Club a few years ago…..when our friend Steve Ross found out that George was going to work with he he almost shit his pants….he also loves her.
Anyhow, she and Tracy worked together so she came to see the show….again, I was nervous…….but I made it.
I am gonna gush about this show one last time and then all 4 of us ( my bloggers) can move on, right?
I feel so lucky to have worked on it.
We had an awesome, challenging, thrilling and sometimes, bittersweet experience.
From the exciting rehearsal period to handing out handbills all over Toronto to get bums in the seats….it was awesome.
And we did get bums in the seats, by the way…..the last week was a constant surprise.
I loved working with Tracy, Jason and Thom…I will miss seeing them everyday…we all used to get there just a bit early so we could hang around each other….oddly yesterday we all discussed how during this run we gained 20 pounds……5 each……ug.
But I laughed my head off and sang my ass off….and I still gained 5 pounds….how the fuck did that happen?
Anyway, thanks to anyone who came to see it and stayed after.
I have a show tomorrow….I cannot believe it….I am excited about it……
I LOVE Christmas…….