As a swing, there a many times when you pause, realize how crazy your job is, and laugh.
Last week was my week to cover the role of Georg while Skylar is away shooting a film. Georg is a real treat to play. It is a major challenge for me, due to my lack of piano skills...however the payoff is wonderful. It's really a rush to sing that touch me solo...and the entire track is a lot of fun.
On Saturday I had quite the swing moment. I played Georg at the Matinee, however, when Johnny called out for the evening performance I had to switch tracks. I played Hanschen at the evening performance.
I just laughed. It was actually an exciting thing to accomplish that day. I got the call an hour before show time and headed back to the theatre. I went over some choreography and tried to re-gear my brain. What was so wonderfully refreshing is that my mind actually lived up to the task. Swinging is a learning process...always...and god knows I have had to learn a lot...but despite the mid-day switch, Hanschen went beautifully. Never better.
I think I have a lot to look forward to this winter. I'm excited to see what projects may end up springing up (or not springing up...because the winter months tend to be dead). It's so funny to think back on what I was doing last winter...looking for a survival job and things would work out after having turned down certain educational opportunities. Believe me, Spring Awakening has remained the best training any of us could have ever asked for.