It's been over 4 months since my last blog and sooooo much has happened since. Here are the highlights: a.) we actually started the touring element of In the Heights (whoah baby!) and b.) I started planning mine and JP's wedding...while on aforementioned tour....from my bus seat...far away from Boston...with spotty wifi...but with the aid of bridal mags from all over this great nation of ours...and with the assistance of Mr. JP himself and our bad-ass wedding planner Rachael).
I am typing this from my hotel room in Toronto. We are just wrapping up a 2 week run at the Toronto Center for the Arts and it has been an interesting run. I should preface by saying that I was so looking forward to our stay in Toronto because a.) I have never been here b.) it's a big city (the First National went to most major cities so we don't have too many big ones on our schedule) and c.) we were going to be here for 2 weeks (that is like 2 months in bus and truck tour time!)
Toronto is a lovely city and I can't wait to come back and visit when I am not working! I opted to not put an international plan on my cell phone during this time because when I have done that in the past I still end up with a $500+ phone bill. So I have been phoneless the entire time we have been here and have gotten to see how much of an iPhone addict I truly am. Literally going through phone withdrawals and currently counting down the minutes until we cross back into US territory and I can once again text with abandon, dial up whoever I want and spend endless amounts of time perusing facebook and bridal blogs. (stop judging me!) I digress, back to Toronto. Apparently, the Canadian Actors Equity Association is less than thrilled that we are here. That coupled with our lead being out with an injury, one of our male dancers being injured and our male swing leaving the tour for personal reasons has made Toronto a whirlwind. In a nutshell, the men have been working like crazy...covering Usnavi or Sonny or Jose or....throw in a Man 3 (Domingo) split track....it has been nuts. I jokingly said to management that I would be ready to go on for Man 3 and could totally be Dominga or even Piraguera (instead of Piraguero)...alright maybe I wasn't joking. I think I will go learn some music now...."Piragua, piragua so sweet and nice piragua...."