Thursday, April 24, 2014

Life Post-Gypsy

Gypsy has finally come and gone! I feel like we've been working on the show forever and I'm frankly relieved to be done with it. I was getting very tired of spending all my free time sitting around the theatre watching people rehearse. I think this is the first time I've had a role with so little to do, and been a part of so few scenes. There was a LOT of hurry up and wait going on. And the show itself was loooong... like 3 hours plus intermission long. That's a lot of down time!

Though I'm glad to be done with the show, I am sad to say goodbye to the cast. I mean, most of them I still see on campus often and some of them I will be in classes with next year, but one of the most wonderful things about theatre is the deep relationships you forge in a very short amount of time. Suddenly, after being forced to hang out so much, you're best friends and you can't imagine a day without an hour or so of gossip, sing-alongs and general silliness in front of your makeup mirrors.

Its always bittersweet, but I try to focus on the sweet, and look to the future. I'm already excited about next years season and classes. And of course, I'm ready for summer vacation!

In other news, I'm registered for a 5K on the 1st of May and haven't run in months... oops! I'm going to try to fit in a few easy runs before then but it looks like I'll be walking this one. Luckily it's not timed, just a for-fun fitness event so here's hoping it's actually fun and not a big mistake...