After weeks of rehearsal that I've been negligent in updating, the Core and real story of our tour begins now and I am excited to bring everyone along for the ride. We leave tomorrow at 8:30am. So first, let's get everyone grounded and ready for the adventure.
The Plot: Montana Repertory Theatre's National Tour of Lost in Yonkers, Pulitzer prize-winning, heartfelt comedy by Neil Simon.
Me: Stage Manager.
Libby: Company Manager. Montana native, bright, sprightly, spunky Momma of tour!
Derek: Technical Director. Montana native, friend, classmate and smartass extraordinaire.
Alan: Lighting Designer/Master Electrician. Montana native, friend, classmate, Munchkin player & fellow computer-geek extraordinaire.
Nora: Wardrobe Mistress. Montana native, friend, classmate, superhypercheerfulaxepealidocious girl of never ending adventure and amusement.
Katie: Assistant Master Electrician. Friend, classmate, party-girl then buckle down and work hard!
Dan: Sound designer/Engineer. Friend, almost classmate, even-keel, cultured crewman of endless patience.
Lauren: My assistant! Friend and birthday twin, fellow Bigfork Playhouse alum, generous enough to laugh at my jokes ;)
Danny: Actor, U of M almost-graduate. Playing Jay..hard working, quiet, funny, attentive with impressive work ethic.
Marie: Actress, U of M Sophmore. Playing Arty. Also hard working, impressive ethic and discipline, good humor and sweetness.
Martha: Actress, U of M, playing Aunt Gert. Witty, dry, hard worker, grounded, gritty and lively, partier streak.
Suzy: Equity actress, playing Grandma. Toured last year and years before me, intense, powerful, funny, secretly a partygirl...
J.R.: Equity actor, playing Eddie. Toured last year, even-keeled, funny, knows and finds all the good places to eat and drink and can tell you anything about a glass of wine.
Lordan: Equity actress, first tour with the Rep. Playing Bella..quiet, funny, sweet and quirky. Wonderful to watch onstage, excellent comedian.
Jason: Equity actor, first tour with the Rep. Playing Uncle Louie. Charming, fun, hysterical to watch onstage, seems ready for tour!
Kara: Director of Lost in Yonkers, accompanying us for the first week of tour..
Greg Johnson: Artistic Director for the Montana Rep, the eyes from above..
Steve Wing: Production Manager of the Rep and U of M Drama/Dance department. Highly respected mentor.
LisaMarie: Assistant to Greg and all-around problem solver.
Our story begins tomorrow in Plains, a favorite stop by Rep tour veterans, where we perform in the highschool gymnasium and get fed by the locals.
Buckle your seatbelt.
Let the journey begin.