Awake to Dream

An adventure in creating

Pink in Laguna April 9, 2012

Sorry for the delay in the update.  Since so much has happened I am gonna keep it simple and pictorial.  Here we go:

Bangor was kind enough to give me one last snow before I headed back home.

 

Here is the courtyard in front of the Chuck late one night after a preview.

And then we came to opening night!

 

 

That’s me bundled up in the lobby!

 

After a wonderful month in Maine, it was time to say goodbye –

to the fantabulous folks at Penobscot Theatre, my charming hosts at the Charles Inn, and…

 

Hailey – our hotel mascot!

 

I got in a brief visit to Boston to play with my besty, Megan, and her besty, Topher.

 

Please note the BEST name of a bar EVER!!!!

 

And then home to LA, a howdy to my beloved KC and on to Laguna Beach.  Having a blast working with Martin Bergman, Rita Rudner and the awesome folks of TICKLED PINK at Laguna Playhouse.  Many thanks to Annie Wareham for the opportunity.  And for the REALLY cool digs (as you can see by the view from my front door!)

My awake dreams are pretty great right now!!!

 

The beginning in Maine March 5, 2012

So I arrived in Bangor yesterday after an easy flight (thanks Samantha for the ride!) and two buses that provided much people watching opportunity.

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Listening to the voices in New England is fascinating. Let’s see how long it takes before I shift my own speaking rhythms!

I am staying at the Charles Inn just down the street from Penobscot Theatre. Met the lovely people who run it yesterday. Starting to make it my home-for-a-while. It is one of those places I love to stay in because it has its own quirky character – the floor in the room tilts, there is a bar in the front lobby, and the radiator doesn’t have a thermostat so I am always going to be cold or hot but never in between! I slept well and woke to find it snowing outside. Yippie!!! But it seems folks around here think I am crazy for being excited.

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Yesterday, Bari Newport – our esteemed Artistic Director – met me and gave me a tour of the area and the theatre. What a great space to be doing this show in! INK, by Alice van Buren, is going to fit perfectly on their vast and lovely stage. Congrats to Bari for stepping into the leadership of this gem! She is going to rock this town!!!

More to come soon as I start meeting my cast tonight and our phenomenal design team tomorrow.

So excited!!!!