Finally crossed the border back to the USA as I managed not to become an international criminal of any kind. Mostly because Toronto kept us on our toes everyday.
No matter what you do, no matter how much you love it..... Every job eventually feels like a job. And I love my job as an actor. But sometimes- just sometimes before I walk on stage, I think, "I don't know how I'm going to get through this one."
You could try to phone in a show with American Idiot (it would be feat but completely doable). But even when I've missed my morning cup of coffee.... something always grabs a hold of my heart and soul as the curtain rises. I don't know if you believe in God or not, as I am not sure if I do- but what one can always believe in is the power of people.
I think that is what THEATER is.... a manifestation of the power of people.
Because no matter how tired I am, suddenly you can feel the collectively energy of hundreds of people sharing one room. They are holding their breath for an experience and I am suddenly empowered to deliver.
This is a testament to the generous Toronto audiences. This is a testament to the Mosaic Youth Theater group that made our Detroit opening extra special. This is a testament to anyone who loves live theater and continues to support it.
Every performance is special. You can't hit "back", you can't rewind your Tivo. When it's done, it is done, now performance every identical to the last. And if every performance is special, that means every audience is special. Especially when it's glittered with some of the best fans one show could possibly hope for.
*** Twitter Challenge #2 !!! ***
So this week, Nicci Claspell (Extraordinary Girl, Nicci's Blog) and I have been scouring the websites and we would like to encourage you all to ask us any questions about the show. If we can, we'll tweet you back (me @KelvinMoonLoh , Nicci is @nclaspell). But today we ask you a question!!!
What is your favorite American Idiot Musical song and why? #IHeartIdiot
Be sure to tag it with #IHeartIdiot ! As we go through this week's Twitter Challenge, I'll try to get answers from the cast!!! Thanks for tweeting!!!
|All my bars of soap are covered in St. Jimmy glitter by the end of the night....|
|Toronto Cast Boards. Actor's Equity Cast and Stage Managers!!!|
|Our Detroit Opening Night Playbill! The gorgeous Detroit Opera House!|
|Made a tongue-in-cheek memorial for Jarran Muse. Get well soon, buddy! We love and miss you.|
|Meanwhile we gain one more AI Broadway Alum! Welcome Omar!!!|