Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Ain't no stopping us now...

...we're on the move.

Schedule for tomorrow, Wednesday, September 13, 2006

8:30am - wake up (oh god)
9:15-9:30ish - check out
10am-2pm - rehearsal - our final day in Kitchener, Ontario

2:30pm - THIS:




This will be my day.

Fortunately, I'm only driving to Indianapolis to stay overnight with my Hoosier friend Eric. Which will leave about 3 hours of driving on Thursday afternoon to get to the theatre for a welcome party. Free alcohol. And food.

Long story short (too late): I have my car with me. As many of you know, I spent the summer in Brunswick, Maine working with
Maine State Music Theatre. I didn't accept my contract on The Producers until after I was already there. So I am driving the first few legs of the tour. Thankfully, our second stop is Sarasota, so I'll be able to drop my car off in Orlando. Of course this meant driving from Brunswick, ME to Kitchener, Ontario to Owensboro, KY to Columbia, SC to Sarasota, FL.

But when you got the show biz in your blood, kid, you'll do anything.

*cigar wag*

The show is looking good. We're definitely ready for tech. I'm definitely ready to hear an orchestra. We are pretty fortunate to be carrying our entire pit with us on the tour:

Keyboard 1/Conductor
Keyboard 2/yours truly
Reeds 1, 2, 3
Trumpet 1, 2, 3
Trombone 1, 2
Violin
Bass
Drums/Percussion

That's 13! 13 musicians. Ha Ha Ha!

And now some fun:




In my element



Um...quality time


Rehearsing "I Wanna Be a Producer" with Leo and the Producer Babes

Off to pack. See you in the States!

6 comments:

MattyMacD said...

I miss you so much!

Please give yourself a hug from me and then track down John West and give him a hug from me.

I'm sad that you're gone, but so thrilled that you're doing something fabulous!

XOXO,
Matty

Jason said...

I miss you too, you C***.

I saw you and other Seaside faces on John's Friend page. Did he do a show there?

Colin said...

All I have to say is I love CLUE. Oh, and I heart you. Okay, I guess that was two things.

And I liked the pictures... third time's the charm? Hehe... miss you!

Swank Matt said...

I love the Mapquest map...it's kinda like playing "Where in the World is Jason Wetzel?" Since I'm bad at geography, I think this is going to be a very educational blog, should you decide to keep posting your driving directions.

When you're leaving, bring me a nice Canadian boy. Thanks!

Love 'n stuff!

MattyMacD said...

He was with us at SMT last summer as the Genie in ALADDIN, McDermott in THE ROYAL FAMILY, Ensemble in MIKADO, and Coffin and the voice of the whale in MOBY DICK: THE MUSICAL.

He's one of my favorite people. I adore him, and if he were gay, he'd be mine.

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