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First two rehearsals :-)

Hey everyone!!!

I’m sitting in a rehearsal room right now listening to my buddy Robert Ramirez, who will be playing Sonny in the show, play the song Breathe on the piano to help one of the other cast members work on his ensemble notes. When I said a few of these people were talented the other day, I take that back… everyone is frickin awesome. In our first day of rehearsal our producer made sure to make it a point that we all throw the term “non-equity” out the window because they are putting SERIOUS money behind this show and will be ensuring that we hold the same standard that both the broadway and first national tour had. What made it even more of a compliment to us all was when Alex Lacamoire, aka Tony award winning orchestrator, looked at us and said that they literally traveled all over the country for over two months to find the BEST possible performers and orchestra… It gave me goosebumps and made me appreciate my own hard work for the first time since booking the gig… I put that moment of proudness aside, cuz it was time to get to work!!!
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I’m in Nueva York!!

Well well well… after an AWFUL day of travel on Wednesday and spending most of the day Thursday worrying about whether my mom’s basement was going to flood cuz our sump pump was clogged and in rained 8 inches… I’m finally in NEW YORK and chillin at Starbucks 45 minutes before my first rehearsal 🙂

So far so good, I met a bunch of the cast members yesterday and we all hung out and walked around getting to know eachother, and of course I had to make it as difficult as possible for myself by not going to drop my luggage off at the house I’m staying at. Yup, I walked all over the place with my bookbag, laptop bag, suitbag, and big ass suitcase, looking like a noob tourist the entire time. After watching me balance these things for about 10 blocks my cast mates insisted that they help me out… Good people, and good family already. I can already tell that I’m gonna have to be on top of my game every second because some of these people are frickin’ talented.
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Website 2.0 and the In The Heights journey!!!

Hey everyone!!!… So my buddy Andrew and I have been collaborating diligently and are happily launching numero dos of the Kyle Robert Carter website. It couldn’t have come at a more perfect time as I just got back to Los Angeles from an awesome trip up to New York City that yielded my biggest booking to date – the role of Benny in the Non-Equity National Tour of “In The Heights”!!! :-)… As I travel throughout the year, I want to keep everyone updated with the show dates, progress of the trip, and obviously any funny or interesting things that happen!!
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