The last two months have flown by! I intended to write an update right after Halloween, which was full of performances at immersive parties, but that weekend was followed up immediately by a weekend in LA (my first trip ever to California), a trip to South Dakota to visit my grandparents for Thanksgiving, and then a flurry of illnesses through the beginning of December. So here's what's happened:
- October 28/31 - The Monster's Ball at the MicKittrick Hotel, part of Sleep No More's monthly-ish SuperCinema series..
- October 29 - Le Noir Ilumine with Cirque du Nuit (an immersive theatre company), a party produced by You Are So Lucky at the WB Thompson mansion in Yonkers, NY.
- December 5/6 - Gypsy of the Year performance with the cast/crew/family of Jersey Boys to celebrate our eleventh and final year on Broadway.
I've been involved with the SuperCinema parties since their inception, February's Romeo + Juliet-themed Valentine's day event. It's always a fun opportunity to become a part of the world of the film and enhance guests' experience be being a weirdo from Oz or backup for James Bond or in this case a creepy dead person from a horror movie. (Click on any image below to enlarge.)
Le Noir Ilumine, the Halloween party hosted by You Are So Lucky, was my first event with Cirque Du Nuit, an interactive/immersive theatre company made up of actors, dancers, aerialists, and acrobats. At this event we wandered a huge three-story mansion and grounds in small groups as spirits of the manor. My group decided we would not speak, and this led to many different types of individual interactions. At times I was a joyful doll-child, at times a flighty fairy, at times a creepy dead girl. Some folks found us scary, others intriguing, others funny. I had an absolute blast running around in the dark for four hours at a party for 4,000 people. Check out footage of us beginning at 2:35 in the video below! (To view photos from the event, go to my media page.)
The Gypsy of the Year folks invited Jersey Boys to perform this year in honor of their final year on Broadway (we close January 15th) and the cast decided, because the show's motto is "family is everything," that they wanted to include everybody - past cast members, touring companies, production crew, and the front of house team. So as an actor masquerading as an usher, I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the performance at the New Amsterdam Theatre, regularly home to Aladdin. Collectively we were a group of over seventy, including a couple of babies born to the cast during the run. I was living my dreams rehearsing and performing with a talented group of people in front of an audience of over 1500 people.
So it's been an exciting couple of months, and I'm excited to announce I'll be performing with Cirque du Nuit again for New Year's Eve! I wish you all the warmest and happiest of holidays, and let us all hope 2017 is better than 2016.