Friday, February 27, 2009

Catch up

Hi All
Hope this finds you all well.
I't hard to believe the month of February is almost over.  What a month it has been!  I can honestly say that I have experienced the coldest weather in the last couple of weeks!!  Thankfully the temperature should get a little higher as we head south this weekend.
At the moment we are in the Ohio Theatre in Columbus.  This is the first time Celtic Woman has played this theatre.  Every other time we played the Palace Theatre.  I did spend a week here with Riverdance though, back in 2000 so it's nice to come back.  The theatre here is amazing.  We've been very lucky this month to have played in some really gorgeous theatres.
The Palace in Louisville is stunning.  I love going back there.  And of course there was the Chicago Theatre which is just incredible.  Chicago is a city that I haven't spent all that much time in but i'm making a point of going back.  What a great city!.  I'd live on Garret's popcorn if i lived there though!.  For those of you who haven't heard or Garrets, trust me, it's worth a visit.
Whilst in Chicago, I got to do the first night meet & greet which seemed to have hundreds of people attend.  It was so nice to see so many familiar faces and to meet fans that we hadn't met before.  I was presented with a whole bunch of incredible gifts and I'd like to thank all of you who contributed.  I was speechless, to say the least.  Completely overwhelmed.  
From Chicago we went on to Detroit, where i'm convinced I got frostbite!!!.  I've never been as cold in all my life.  Then on to Indianapolis, another city i love mainly because they have an amazing zoo.  Every time we go there, I go to see the walrus in the zoo.  He's incredible but we were staying too far away this time, so i'll have to save it until I go back.  We then spent nearly three days in Louisville, which was great and now here we are in Columbus.  So all is going well.  I've managed to get in to a routine on the road, so i'll hopefully have time to write again soon
With love

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Production Week

Hi All
Well production week is officially over!!!!.  We arrived in Evansville last week and got to see very little of the city but plenty of the Walnut Centre downtown!.
Rehearsals went pretty well to be honest.  There are some new faces on the tour this time which is always nice and of course there was the catching up with friends that we haven't seen since last tour!  The weather was baltic, to say the least!!!!.  I've never been as cold in all my life and then by the end of the week, the temperature hit 65!!!!!.  Crazy!  Anyway by the time last night arrived, dresses had been fitted, dance moves had be mastered (well kind of!!) and the voices were on top form.  Our show kicked off at about 7.45 and what a joy it was to see so many familiar faces in the front row!.  It helped put all our nerves at ease!.  We had a great time last night.  The show went without a hitch but I'm not giving away any spoilers!.  You'll all just have to wait and see.
So here we are in Minneapolis and guess what - it's even colder than Evansville!!!!  But there's always Mall of America to keep me warm!!.
Thanks for all your good wishes for the tour.  Looking forward to seeing you all soon