Once again, I’ve been too long in writing. This is a blog I wrote on the plane back from Taipei. Since I wrote it, I felt like might as well publish with the pics for whoever is interested. Here we go:
Well it’s been a while but my God the things that have been going on. Where to start. I finished Killjoys but just as I did, I was asked to be in the cast of Porgy and Bess: In Concert for Soulpepper. For clarity, we didn’t sing specific roles. We sang a variety of the songs – sort of the greatest hits – and there was a narrative written that talked about the making of the original show. But what a joy to work with this cast. It’s one of those shows where I can’t believe these crazy, talented people are also my friends – Troy Adams, Neema Bickersteth, Alana Bridgewater and the wonderful Jackie Richardson. We had a ball. And the show did really well. I don’t know that anyone thought it would sell so well. So great to sing that material.
And while we were running Porgy and Bess, I was offered the craziest gig. … [Continue reading]
Once again, it’s been so long since I wrote my blog. I always feel there is something I can’t say that I want to say so instead of talking about any of the other things I could say, I say nothing. Ummm . . . stupid. Okay that is a bit harsh, Thom. Let’s just say, . . dumb.
Aaaaanyway. It’s been an incredible year. OH MY GOD. I just peeked at my blog to see what the last thing was that was happening to me. We were in the middle of the run of Peter Pan in June. That literally feels like it was years ago. It’s been a funny year of piggybacking. On the day of our ﬁrst performance of Elegies, I was offered Peter Pan. Then a week before the end of the ﬁrst leg of Peter Pan in June, I got a call to ﬁll in for the role of Javert in Les Miserables for Drayton. Then the day before we closed Les Miserable in Drayton and I was about about to go back to the second leg of the run for Peter Pan, I got some other news.
So whoever is reading this blog, (and since I may post this link to Facebook and Twitter, that could be .… [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]