September 12 2015
Today we are doing our get in at the Glema Mar Centre at Madisonville Community College. It is a huge space- maybe even bigger than the Florida ones. Yesterday we drove from Nashville and arrived at the hotel after a fantastic day out in Nashville. Some of us went to the Country Music Hall of Fame, some to the Jimmy Cash Museum and some just went shopping and drifted in and out of the honky tonk bars. Highlights include the incredible ice cream and dancing to live country music in Robert’s with quite a large audience. It was a great day and just what we needed after a day at the theatre before. The show at Columbia had a great reaction and then we travelled to Nashville School of the Arts. Nashville is an awesome place but the school is a bit on the edge. Having said that, the students at the school were awesome, really friendly and interesting to talk to- there was quite a ‘Glee’ vibe.
We did several workshops and one performance to which lots of people came. The drive from Columbia to Nashville was a very long one, but we are getting used to the driving and how much we can each do before having to switch. Some of the actors are losing their voices and some people are a bit ill- but we’re managing to find quite a few places which serve salads and veg. Driving over the border into Kentucky was quite a drastic change. The wooded hills and mountains were quickly replaced with flat farmlands. The Madisonville hotel is nice and we spent some time stretching out in the pool after the drive from Nashville. Not entirely sure how many people will be at the show but hopefully they will enjoy it. Tomorrow is our longest drive of the trip, to Frostburg.
Laura Sedgwick/Tour Manager/Saturday 12 2015