Back from tour and finally taking some time to reflect on the experience.
It usually takes me a few days to recover from a tour. Seven shows a week in towns all over the country can be so fun and exhilarating, you don't realize how exhausted you have become till you have time off. Yet when the tour is actually a production of A Christmas Carol, and your first days off happen to be the holidays, well... you don't actually get much rest!
It's all worth it. Dicken's classic story of Ebenezer is still so special all these years later, to those of us in the show as well as those watching the show. Being a story of forgiveness, redemption, and human kindness it has a universal and timeless message that touches you night after night, no matter how many performances you do a week. There is a reason it's still told every holiday season. The message is one we should never stop listening to: love is always the answer.
I've felt so lucky to be in this production for two years. I've made so many friends and created an endless amount of tour memories. Who knows where/what my holiday season will be next year, but i hope if you see a production of Nebraska Theatre Caravan's A Christmas Carol, that you go see it! You won't regret it!
Oh, and a fun little fact for ya, one of our directors of A Christmas Carol, Kimberly Faith Hickman, is now the Artistic Director of the Omaha Community Playhouse (which houses the Nebraska Theatre Caravan)! Kimberly is incredible and I could not be more happy for her. The OCP is so lucky to have her!
As far as my next production I'm going to be involved in, well... that's to be announced soon! I've got some fun stuff coming up, but nothing I'm allowed to announce just yet! Keep checking back for updates!
Till next time-