A Little Spring in January
Yesterday in NYC, it was so warm I was running around most of the day without a coat. In fact, almost all of the last week has felt more like Spring, than the bleak, snowy sidewalks and freezing temperatures I'm used to experiencing this time of year in the city.
I also got to experience a little bit of Spring at the beginning of January. I recently flew back to Nebraska Wesleyan University, where I studied theatre myself, and helped choreograph and stage a production of Spring Awakening. It was so much fun!!! I absolutely loved sharing all of my Broadway experiences and getting to revisit an amazing show and one of the best jobs I've ever had!!!
I could tell that the cast was so excited to be a part of the production. With twelve-hour days, in just a couple weeks, we put together a beautiful show!! By the end of my time at NWU, I felt like I really knew all the students and cared so much about them. I was also sooo impressed. All the students had so much energy, and were super talented and disciplined.
One day, I taught them a little warm up using all the naughty words in the show and they surprised me with a rap song. Yes, that is Wendla beat-boxing. NWU's Wendla beat boxes. This is gonna be one HOT production of Spring Awakening. Enjoy the rap!! If you are in the Nebraska area you don't want to miss this show.
I usually have to brace myself for the depression that sets in after the holidays during the cold, dark winter months, but this year I've been so busy and happy and definitely enjoying a little Spring in January!
(Picture taken by me of my sweeet Broadway dressing room door. It's so cool to think about all of the fun times in that room getting ready to perform!)
(A whole article about my time at NWU can be found here.)
P.S.-Do you follow me on twitter yet?? This week, I'm guest starring on Law and Order: SVU and moving into a new NYC apartment. You don't want to miss all the updates!! Tweet at me: @emmykinney!!