Due to a crew member conflict, I unexpectedly found myself on the crew for The Merry Widow with Lyric Theatre @ Illinois and greatly enjoyed spending more time working with a department I adore.
Into the Woods with Lyric Theatre @ Illinois is in full swing and I’m having all sorts of fun assistant stage managing. I fully believe a life filled with Sondheim, fake cows, and talented musicians is a life well-lived.
Design meetings for Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s Love’s Labour’s Lost have completed and it’s going to be another fantastic summer. I’m so looking forward to returning!
And that's not even getting into the amazing concerts (Renee Fleming!), operas (The Passenger at Lyric Opera of Chicago!), shows (I'm still reeling from Oh What a Lovely War and 'Tis Pity She's a Whore), outings, celebrations, and events that have somehow fit in the last two months.
Yet, the most exciting thing on the horizon is that, in 24 hours, my roommates and I are flying to NYC for a week. We are spending Spring Break seeing shows, meeting stage managers, and enjoying the city. As I’ve never been to the city, I’m quite excited for my first Broadway show on Sunday. I’ll see A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder on Sunday, then, due to a friend’s unexpected connection, I’ll shadow it on Tuesday. We also have plans to see Verdi’s Ernani at the Met, Cabaret, Clinton the Musical, Drunk Shakespeare, and Churchill (because how could I go to NYC and not support the wonderful, talented Ron Keaton?).
In other words, a great semester is about to get better!