For all intents and purposes, “My Fair Lady” is done. We had a very successful run – selling out a number of shows. I do have one last task to do on Tuesday – returning some furniture rentals. But beyond that, my time with this fantastic cast and crew is at a close.
This show was an amazing learning experience for me (aren’t they all?). It was full of many challenges, many opportunities to grow and a cavalcade of confidence building. I can say (without any usual Canadian humbleness) that I am good at this. I am really good at this. It is super awesome to find my place – my “calling” – when I have been kind of floating and going through the motions when it comes to my art making for so very long. I found my home! ”Aladdin” and “Hairspray” hinted at it, and my time with “My Fair Lady” cemented it. So be warned, I am going to make myself an annoying fixture in the Calgary community theatre…well, community.
Still, now that its over, its bittersweet. Especially when I think about my production team – BEST. TEAM. EVER. I spent so much time with these folks that I am not ashamed to say that I have a Group!Crush on all of them!
Thankfully, I already know that I get to work with some of them again very soon. Yay Danielle², Joe, Graeme P., Darren, and hopefully, Marina! We are going to pwn the shit out of “Young Frankenstein“. Like a million times! And Magz, Jody, and Rich! Oh friends, “Shrek” will be EPIC (and green.. very, very green).
And while I won’t be doing any shows with Stevee, Cat, Kirstie and Gina soon, I will miss all of your faces. And hey, Gina, maybe we will be able to smashy-smashy in the new year…!? Yay derbs…!
Finally, there are Jenn and Jamie… oh, my biggest crushes! I spent so much time with them over the last little while. They were my therapists, my sounding boards, my gesticulation interpreters, helped to talk me down when I crawled up the wall from so much stress, and mostly, they made me laugh. While I won’t be doing a show with either of them for the next little while (boo!), I still get Board of Directors shenanigans with them.. so I will happily settle for that. For now. I will do more shows with them – whether they want me to or not!
It’s not stalking.
And while I may not have spent a lot of time with the rest of the cast and crew, I know that each and everyone of you were an important cog (HAHAHAHAHA!….. sorry.) in the “My Fair Lady” machine. Without you, this shit would have fallen a part fast. Everyone is integral to making this shit go. Thank you for making this a memorable and fantastic experience!
Now, I get a teeny respite (well, for the most part) from theatre stuffs until the new year. December will still be busy with the usual work and really-real life stuffs that explode in the last month of the year. But then I will be climbing back into the Machine once January arrives. While part of me will enjoy the month off, let’s be honest, the large masochistic part of my personality is already asking if its January.