Monday, October 27, 2008

In the Mediterranean

We're on the NCL Gem in Europe. It was a whirlwind week. We closed ImprovAcadia on Saturday night with a sold out house and a great show. Thanks to Rich and Rebecca Sohn for a great two weeks.

On Sunday we cleaned and closed up the theater. Thanks Portia for all your help.

On Monday we cleaned and closed up the house.

On Tuesday we flew to Chicago. The Second City bought us a flight from Bar Harbor Airport and we were the only two people on the plane to Boston.

In Chicago we rehearsed the show all day Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

We have a strong cast of our friends that have all been up to ImprovAcadia many times. Rance, Deanna, Brett, and Mike.

On Saturday we flew to Barcelona and joined the ship. We were jet lagged but put in a music rehearsal (there's a lot of music in the new show) and then had a dinner at the Mexican restaurant on board and toasted Mike's birthday.

Today, Monday we rehearse all afternoon. Our show goes up on Wednesday.

There are about 1,000 English speaking passengers on board so we'll only do the Main stage scripted show once to get them all into one house.

We're glad to be back on a ship and the Gem is a beautiful ship and the crew seems very friendly and cheery.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Closing Night.

Tonight is closing night of our 5th season at ImprovAcadia. We have a sold out house as we have for the past three nights. We had to close for two extra days this last week of our season because Larrance's father passed away and we had to go to Maryland for the funeral. Sad news is mixed with our hectic and exciting closing.

After closing tonight we'll spend two days cleaning the theater and preparing the house for the winter as well.

On Tuesday we fly to Chicago to prepare for our Second City show on the NCL Gem. We fly to Barcelona on Saturday and embark on our ship adventure on Sunday.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

And Chris makes four

We're trying to get our blogging muscle in shape to keep up with more frequent posts.

Chris Day came up for the Columbus Day weekend to join us on stage along with the Sohns.

We have one week left of our 5th season and our houses continue to be well attended in spite of Red Sox Fever, debates, economic jitters, and unseasonably warm weather. Two weeks from today we'll be on our way to Barcelona to join the NCL Gem for our Second City Contract.

Meanwhile, 9 more shows at ImprovAcadia.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

1002 and counting

We had a great sold out night for our one thousandth show with a six person cast. Jen, Mike Shreeman, Pat Shay, Mary Archbold, Rich Sohn, Rebecca Sohn.

Now we are into our last two weeks of the 2008 season and our cast is Jen, Rich, and Rebecca.

We'll see Mike Shreeman soon for our four months on the Norwegian Gem. But that's on the Sea. Meanwhile we're still on land and enjoying a beautiful and chilly Acadian autumn.