New Pastures for an Old Cowboy
After driving 11 hours in my 2008 Dodge Caliber, I landed in the beautiful community of Princeton, IL. Thus has begun my season at Festival 56.
Last night we had our first music rehearsal for The Fantasticks. I'm so happy to be WORKING. Singing this rich, beautiful show that has so much substance and history, yet packaged in such a simple, sweet tale.
I've met my cast mates, the company who are constantly working to produce this stage magic, and I've found my gym (anytime fitness) so I'm feeling rather balanced here.
This place reminds me a lot of Indianola, IA and my two summers at Des Moines Metro Opera. Very similar landscape, but Princeton has got even more little town charm. And I'm also a different guy. More muscles, more experience, but also a lot more cuts and bruises.
I'm going to have a blast. Here's the first installment of The Illinois Vlogs...
Until Next Time,
Lift Big, Sing Big, and Look Your Absolute Best Doing It.
Kasey (Ol') Yeargain