This week is gonna be pretty crazy, but in the best possible way. We have rehearsal Tuesday-Thursday and then Friday is the big put-in rehearsal for all of us newbies. A put-in for those of you who don't know is kind of like a final dress rehearsal for replacements or understudies. Full lights, sound, costume, cast, and band. It will really be me, and Davey, and Justin, and PJ's first time doing American Idiot. It gives us a chance to really see how everything feels, sounds, and looks before putting it in front of an audience.
Today however, is my day off, which I am enjoying tremendously. As I tweeted earlier today, I spent a good deal of my day grocery shopping and cleaning my apartment. Who knew that those two "chores" as some call them could me so relaxing. As I was growing up, never did I think that I would say chores were nice lol. But really, isn't it so calming to walk around a grocery store, listening to your iPod or reorganizing your room? Maybe I'm just weird haha.
I also spent some much needed time laying on my futon being a bum watching TV. Oh how I have missed my TV. I caught up on Gossip Girl and Shameless (which by the way is a great show! Pretty out there, but great) and spent some quality time with my knitting needles. As some of you know, I love knitting. I know, I'm such a grandma. I got addicted to it on the Spring Awakening tour. I was a swing, so I had a lot of down time, which was filled with knitting and reading. Anyway, I started a new scarf that is this wheat cream color. It is going to be a normal scarf that can be converted to a circle scarf which I did by knitting button holes on one side! I'll post a pic when it's done!
All in all, my first week at A.I. was unforgettable to say the least. Everyone at the theatre, cast and crew and all, are the most welcoming, nicest people. I have never felt more supported and welcomed, which makes this process that much better. I feel like everyone has my back already, which will make me feel very safe my first show, cause as you know, this show is pretty nuts. Knowing that people are there for me and won't let me fall (literally and figuratively) is very comforting.
Until next time!