Touring is one of the best ways to make money in theater. Your per diem is nontaxed money in addition to your salary which you can use any way you want, which means you can bank the extra each week. Here are my tips for maximizing your per diem so you can add to your salary each week: Read More
Since Bruno has been to a lot of daycares and stayed in a lot of hotels in the US, I decided to create a database of doggie-related things in each city to help out fellow doggie travelers and will update as we keep venturing: Read More
After over 2 years living in hotels, I’m now staying in an Airbnb in New York. It’s been awhile since I’ve had to consistently cook, so I started using Plated. I get 3 meals each week which feeds 2 and all I need is salt, pepper, olive oil and standard cooking supplies. Which made me think how perfect a meal delivery service would be on the road – it’s perfect for an Airbnb or extended stay hotel. Read More
Location: New Orleans, LA
Located inside the historic Monteleone Hotel is the Carousel Bar which features a real carousel and yes, it spins. No horses here, though. You’ll get your own bar stool and the rotation takes about 15 minutes so most likely you won’t get dizzy. The drinks are delicious too. I love the French 007 but the Pimm’s Cup is also refreshing. Read More
After over 2 years on the road, Newsies has played its final performance. It’s been a crazy ride, and although tough at many times, I look back with fond memories. Here’s my wrap up: Read More
A few weeks ago, Newsies played Durham, NC for the second time. I didn’t think much of the city on the first visit but developed an affinity for it this time. I’m so glad I gave it a second chance. Read More
For awhile the weather was not the best for me – going from 120 degree days to 60 and rainy has made it a little difficult getting out and seeing the cities I’m in. Here’s some tips for when the weather is blah – whether it be the middle of winter and 0 degrees, raining or just way too hot. Read More
In honor of Labor Day, I thought I’d explain how I labor day to day as it is kind of unique. I am a Stage Manager on the touring production of Newsies. The show is a Broadway musical that travels the US and Canada – anywhere from one week to two months. Read More
Warning: this post is gonna be real. But I want to share so that others traveling with chronic illness can gain confidence.
There may be only a couple dozen or so people in my life who know my secret. It’s hard for me to talk about because it was one of my darkest points in life and continues to be an all day, every day struggle. I don’t want anyone to ever think I can’t do something because of my illness or worse, that it doesn’t exist. So I keep it at a secret because I know what my body can do and when it’s had enough.
15 years ago I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or to be more specific, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). At 13, I had a horrible week with Bronchitis and never bounced back. After many a doctor visit with a lot of skeptical doctors, I was diagnosed. Read More