Wow, everyone. I’ve been away from you for such a long time. I don’t have any excuse really. I had this period where I wasn’t sure I had lots to say. But I feel like I want to reach out and let you know that I’m still here. So where to begin.
Well, both of my shows have opened here at the Shaw Festival. Guys and Dolls and Major Barbara. It’s nice to not be rehearsing anymore. A very interesting rehearsal period and wonderful to have two such different shows and such different positions within each. In Guys and Dolls, I was playing Nicely-Nicely Johnson, a role that not many people would instantly think of me for but it’s really more where I imagine myself in my mind. Because I grew up heavy, I always think of myself as a character actor, even when I’m playing a leading man.
For Major Barbara, I was the assistant director. I also play a small part at the end of the show. I’ve been asked why I’m doing this small role but it was worth it to get to work with Jackie Maxwell on the other side of the table and learn from her. … [Continue reading]
I’m so excited to have a blog back, I can’t tell you. I feel like it’s been ages. I looked this morning to see that my last post was November of last year. What the “f”? Way too long.
Let’s do a little catch up. So I finished Priscilla on Jan. 22 and the next day, went on a cruise for 5 days. AWESOME AND NEEDED!!!
Didn’t get off the ship the first day so a lot of the ship was deserted while people went ashore. Score!
Next three pics are the final morning at sea. They serve a small intimate brunch . . . for 3000!
The last two shots are of the special dining room called the Olympia. It’s named for the sister ship of the Titanic. Yeah, it’s the one that didn’t sink. The dining room is named such because it actually has some of the wood of the original Olympia (or is it the Olympic ?? Oh well, I’m not the Encyclopedia Britannia – look it up if you’re so interested; Jeez!!)
After I got back, I came back to Toronto on Jan. 30. Weird to be back but good. It was the first time I’d been in TO since had left almost 1 year ago. … [Continue reading]