Most people watch HAIRSPRAY and then wonder how it's possible for the actors to have ANY AMOUNT OF REMAINING ENERGY. After belting face and ponying 20 minutes straight to 'You Can't Stop the Beat' at the end of the show, it's hard to imagine doing the whole.show.again.
But we do, and we love it! The thing is, the show is new to every audience and it's our job to make that second show equally fierce for them.
Let's walk thru a 2 show day:
SHOW 1: 3PM - 5:30PM
DINNER BREAK: 5:31PM (The very moment wigs and costumes come off)
The Paramount is awesome, and provides us with a catered dinner on Saturdays and Sundays. (Yay!) Since I plan my life completely around food, this is really great news for me.
SLEEP: 6ish PM
WAKE UP: It usually takes anywhere between 5 - 7 minutes to fully come to grips with the fact that nap time is over.
WARM UP: Because now my voice is asleep (#struggle!)
CALL TIME: 7:30PM
SHOW 2: 8PM - 10:30PM
DINNER #2: 10:31PM (Because I'm starving and I deserve it.)
So, how do we keep our energy up? Some folks drink coffee, tea, preworkout, etc. I usually watch a couple funny videos before the show to get my energy up. Laughter is the truly the best medicine. Also, I snack constantly. No, really. You can always catch me somewhere eating. We also have amazing people who insist on providing us with yummy treats. And who am I to offend someone by not eating them?
I would never.
Here's a few pics from this past weekend! Check out more backstage pics when you FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER to see all the cast shenanigans.
Peace, Love & HAIRSPRAY ya'll!
About to go live our lives in The Madison!
Beatnik Chick and Hooker before Big Dollhouse
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