It has been a while since I updated everyone on what is happening in my life. Yesterday, after driving for thirteen hours, I arrived in Barret, MN, homebase for Prairie Fire Children's Theatre. After settling in, I spent the remainder of my evening getting to know the other tour teams.
Today, we began our training and rehearsals. There is a lot of information being thrown at us this week to prepare us to head out on the road with our partners starting Sunday. Our directors are wonderful, and I am ready to get out on the road.
For those unaware, I will be touring "Jack and the Beanstalk" as the Storyteller and Lucia, the Giant's wife. My lovely partner in crime, Joseph, will be playing the Ringmaster and the Giant. Together, we cast up to seventy kids in our show. Every week we are some place new. Within that week, we teach them blocking, choreography, and lines. We also provide the sound, set, costumes, and makeup. I am excited to use my training from Missouri State University, not only will I get to wear my "actor hat," but all the other "hats" my professors taught us how to wear. Most of all, I am excited to share my love of the arts with children, especially with those who may not get to experience it any other way. If I can help inspire one kid this summer to follow their dreams, I will have achieved something great.
It is going to be a fun, busy, adventure filled summer. I will be praying for patience and safe travels for myself, my partner, and the other tour teams. If you find yourself near one of our stops come check us out!
May 24-30th Lamoure, ND
May 31-June 6th Springfield, MN
June 7-13th Mankato, MN
June 14-20 Chaska, MN
June 21-27 Hartland, WI
July 5-11 Buffalo, MN
July 12-18 Geneseo, IL
July 19-25 Batesville, IN
July 26-Aug. 1 Mukwonago, WI
Aug. 2-8 River Falls, WI
August 9-15 Dodgeville, WI