I got to sing for the final show of the Star Wars: In Concert US/Canada tour, yesterday. It was pretty awesome! The show itself was amazing, the production staff were efficient and helpful, and the facility (the John Lebatt Centre in London) was nice as well. We got to meet Anthony Daniels, who hosts the show, which was really cool. I got a bad phone photo of my performer credentials (they used stickers rather than lanyards for the choir which was nice, you could keep your pass on without having to have it visible from the audience or wearing something around your neck)-
Overall, it was a really nice experience, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat, even if it did mean I was running myself ragged this past weekend with the closing of Ten Bare Toes‘ production of Taming of the Shrew, as well as rehearsal and shows for Star Wars. I was able to miss Penelopiad rehearsal on Sunday, which allowed for some much-needed rest.
Speaking of Taming of the Shrew– what a great experience that was. Though I was building costumes some time ago, I didn’t really get to interact with the cast and crew much until the run. Easy to see even in that short time what a great group of people were working on the show. The show itself (I never did get to see a full run of it, I did catch bits and pieces) was very well received. and everyone did an amazing job. I think it was a great opportunity for everyone to learn and grow as well. (I definitely got to hone my quick-change skills!) I had a fantastic time, and will miss everyone.
This week, I’m trying to catch up on things that were postponed and put off while I was so busy with rehearsals and shows- funny how being down to three rehearsals and one lesson a week is awesome when you’ve had a few weeks with every night booked.