Woooooow… I was not ready for the work out these rehearsals are. Thank goodness for this day off, or I think my quads and back would stop working, lol. So far so good tho, we’ve completely choreographed the opening number and are almost done with 96,000. The coolest thing about this choreography is it’s a great combination of real dance and exaggerated every day movement, so you’re moving almost thematically instead of musically, and yea that’s the best way I can describe it. There is one combination that I just cannot get yet, I’m still workin on it, but the dance rhythms do not line up with the words I’m singing at all, and it is just kickin my ass… but like all challenges, I will complete it lol

We had our first full read/sing through of the show on friday and it was just absolutely amazing. Everyone is already pouring their characters into everything, so there were tears and laughs and happiness and sadness pumping through. By the end of the run we were all so amped that the studio front desk people had to walk over and remind us that we didn’t own the whole studio and that other people were also rehearsing. At that point in time, I could’ve cared less. If it were up to me, we would’ve walked into all the other rooms and completely ended their rehearsals so they could hear us sing… it was thaaat good. And that’s only after a week. A bunch of us went out for drinks and food right after, and we were still so amped that we pulled the classic and utterly annoying for any one who isn’t a musical theatre person move of singing songs from the show at the table in the middle of TGI Fridays… the way I see it, they got a free preview, so they should be happy about it, lol… if you can’t tell I am still crazy amped from yesterday :-)… And the official tour website is up now too, it doesn’t have all the dates on it, so keep referring to my tour date list on this website for the correct tour dates and locations, but it looks awesome

So then last night in New York I went out with even more friends and ended up at this bar called Industry. Now, I looooove the movie The Birdcage, Robin Williams and Nathan Lane at their best… and that was pretty much what this bar was. Quiiiite an interesting show, and I have to say the 6 foot tall tranny that was running the stage show was actually pretty dang funny – just another thing I can cross off the list of crazy things I’ve seen, a tranny singing classical music while making fart sounds and pretending to have diarrhea… aaaaanywho

The Starbucks people have to be pissed that I come in here everyday and order absolutely nothing, but utilize their free WiFi and I’m hungry, so I might as well head back to the house, where inevitably a heaping amount of amazing dominican food will be waiting for me… seriously, last night the Peruvian man with the talking parrot brought some of his wife’s cooking down and it was phenomenal!!! I had already eaten at TGI Fridays too, but the food was so good, I managed to find a way to fit it into my stomach… I thought I was going to lose weight doing this show… yyyeeeeeaaaa, prolly not gonna happen, lol… Ciao mi amici!!!