I have officially been in California rehearsing for the national tour of Young Frankenstein for a week now and my brain is filled to capacity. Currently are rehearsal schedule is a lovely 7 hours a day 6 days a week and over the course of these past 42 hours, I have learned all the music/harmonies for my part in the show and the cast has completed 4-5 full numbers in the show. Needless to say by the end of the day my attention span and focus is zero.
However, despite my poor brain turning to mush, I LOVE my new job! I get to spend all day dancing and singing and I love it so much and we are not even performing yet. I'm sure by May I will be tired of doing the same show over and over again, but I'm a working professional dancer!
A special added bonus is the amazing group of people I'm getting to work with. We have only been here 5 days and yet we are all getting along great, hanging out, and having fun with each other like we are old friends. They are making being away from home a little easier. However, I think I am getting a complex because I am the shortest girl in the ensemble! At 5'9" that's a pretty new experience for me and I'm starting to feel like a shorty!
Oh yes, one last thing. Apparently the studio where we are rehearsing is a pretty big hub for music artists. So far, Usher and his dancers, Snoop Dogg, and Earth, Wind and Fire have been through here rehearsing for performances. I haven't had enough gumption to go up and grab pics with any of them but I'm building up the nerve for next time. Oh and the So You Think You Can Dance kids are here too AND they are staying at our hotel....why are they all like 5'0?