We are now in Columbus, OH!! Not much around, but we went to this amazing sandwich place last night before the show called Potbelly and holy cow...it was like one of the best sandwiches I've ever had. I guess this is a chain? Except that I have never heard of it, but now am in love!
Anyway, yesterday was our opening night here in Ohio and it went pretty well. I am not sure the audience was as into it as Minneapolis was, but I think they'll loosen up by the end of the week. I was off last night, so I decided to watch a little of the show from the house. I went out for the beginning and for Totally Fucked. As I was sitting in the audience, watching everyone perform TF, it kind of was a blast to the past moment for me watching the Tony's in 2007 at home after a long day at Hamilton High School trying to juggle college applications, two shows, choir, and homework (those were the days...not lol). I had no clue was SA was, and I kept hearing them mentioned award after award. I thought it was some old English Play or something...weird huh? Anywho, so then they announced Spring Awakening was to perform and I was like, "oh a musical...weird" (yeah I was clueless about this show). So I decided to watch it and...oh...my...gosh. I was in shock. I had never been so effected by a performance on TV ever. I still remember the chills and me standing in front of the TV like a little kid watching cartoons awestuck with a lollipop in her hand. That was when I knew...I had to be in that show.
Over the next couple months (I had Tivo'd it). I would come home from school and watch the performance over and over...and...as embarassing as this may sound, I would turn it on and jump around my living room screaming "Blah Blah Blah Blah!". So sometimes, when I am standing on my chair blah blahing it up, or watching it from the audience, it takes me back to when I first fell in love with Spring Awakening. And how thankful I am that I get to be a part of this...and how strange it is that I am actually doing this show...on a real stage...as a real actor rather than in my living room with a remote in my hand in little old Chandler, AZ.