Finally: The City of Broad Shoulders!

// August 31st, 2010 // Blog

We’ve made it to the last stop on our tour: Chicago, the Second City.

We had a very productive last few days in Indianapolis. On Saturday, that secret project to which I alluded went through…sort of. We went to a local recording studio to try to cut a soundtrack, but with the amount of time we had (and the amount of experience the budding sound technician had) it took about seven hours to record two songs. We now have very professional-sounding takes of “Pick Me Up” and the “Finale,” and we’ll let you know as soon as we decide what we’re going to do with them. They sound great, though. Especially through noise-canceling headphones–it’s like entering the world of our musical.

We had lovely audiences on Saturday and Sunday, and Sunday’s show was perhaps the best we’ve had so far, which was a great way to finish the Indianapolis tour. IndyFringe had a closing night party with free West Coast tacos and beverages, and we got to have one last hangout with all of the people we’d met in Indy. Like has been the case in all of the other cities, we’ll be sad to leave behind the artists and theatre enthusiasts we’ve met, but I think I can safely say that apart from some of the restaurants on Mass Ave, we won’t be missing Indianapolis the way we do, say, Minneapolis.

Our caravan made it without incident to Chicago yesterday afternoon, and everyone has been excited to be in a city that feels alive even during the day (I’m looking at you, KC). What’s even nicer is that three members of the cast are moving into real apartments here, so we have legitimate home bases within the city limits and not everyone needs to impose on a host. Now we start the promotion work all over again!

Tech is this afternoon at 4, and the Dream Theatre has a bit of a loft overhanging the stage, so we’re going to have to be creative when we set up The Rush this time around. This group loves a challenge, though, so I’m sure it will all turn out fine. We’re pretty good at making things fit (twss).

So if you’re in the Chicago area, come swing by the Dream Theatre in Pilsen! Our first show will be tomorrow, Wednesday Sept 1, at 10PM. Come on, all the cool kids are showing up tired but happy for work on Thursday morning.

-Laura

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