Home for a Day
This week I reunited with my Spring Awakening buddies to sing at a benefit called Defying Inequality. It was soooo much fun!! It was so wonderful to rehearse and catch up with my fellow cast members, some who I hadn’t seen since closing night back in January!! It was also an honor to help raise money for such a great cause.
For the show, we did a cute little skit and then sang 'Totally Fucked.' I was reminded how long it had been since I had jumped around the stage like that because when we ended the song I was breathing much harder than I used to during the show….Hmmm, I might be a bit out of shape!
I miss being at the theatre. Earlier in the day, we had a technical rehearsal. I came a little early and stayed much later than just the time it took to rehearse our Spring Awakening number. I watched the Broadway Boys and the cast of Hair practice their performances. What talented and sexy people I get to perform with!!!
To be honest I could have hung out and watched the other groups start and stop and practice their numbers all day long. I love being in the theatre. I love spending all day in a technical rehearsal and then camping out with everyone and eating food during breaks. I love being all sweaty in my comfy rehearsal clothes and then I love spending time in front of the mirror putting on my makeup or doing my hair for a show. Even if I’m not doing anything but sitting in the house, watching everyone else do their thing, it just seems like the natural place for me to be. It’s my favorite place in the whole world. It just feels like home…I wonder if I will be going home soon, or where my next home will be.
-- Emily Kinney