Sunday, December 4, 2011

374 Miles To Lancaster, PA

Hey everyone,

Sorry that my postings have been slim lately. Ryan and I have been hella busy with preparations for the Bill Hall Christmas Tour as well as the 2012 season of Kelly Miller.

Apparently we did not learn our lesson from the 2010 season, as once again we are going to be in the show many times.
We were happy with our number of appearances from the past season, but the show needs us to cover a couple of transitions next year in addition to performing our production gags.

We had all of our gags planned out, but at the last minute we decided to discard one idea and put in a new (hopefully better) one.
The downside was that we had to make some new, HUGE, props in just a couple of days, but the upside is that we will be the first clowns to perform this gag on a circus.
We are very excited about debuting it on the Bill Hall Christmas Tour first.

Speaking of which....

Right now Ryan, Tatiana, Nico, and I are on the road to Lancaster, PA, which is the first town of the Christmas Tour. It is our second day of travel; last night we stayed with our friend, Jeff Schott, and his sister, Joan, in Louisville, KY.
Jeff is a great host and stayed up sharing stories with us until the wee hours of the morning, only to wake up bright and early to make us breakfast.
Joan bought Nico a little stuffed snowman that he instantly fell in love with. He carried it around all night and gave it hugs and kisses.

Here is our schedule for the 2011 edition of 'Twas The Show Before Christmas:

Monday, Dec. 5 -- 4 & 7 pm -- Lancaster Mennonite School, 2176

Lincoln Highway East (Rt. 30), Lancaster, PA

Tuesday, Dec. 6 -- 7 pm -- Eagles' Club, 116 N. 8th St., Lebanon, PA

Thursday, Dec. 8 -- 7 pm -- Pottstown Middle School, 600 N. Franklin

St., Pottstown, PA

Friday, Dec. 9 -- 7 pm -- St. Hubert's Catholic High School for

Girls, Cottman (Rt. 73) & Torresdale Avenues, (Northeast) Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, Dec. 10 -- 4 & 7 pm -- McKeesport High School Auditorium,

1960 Eden Park Boulevard, McKeesport, PA

Sunday, Dec. 11 -- 1 pm -- Altoona High School, 1415 6th Avenue,

Altoona, PA

Monday, Dec. 12 -- 7 pm -- Maryland Theatre, 27 S. Potomac St.,

Hagerstown, Maryland (MD)

Tuesday, Dec. 13 -- 7 pm -- Mercyhurst College Mary D'Angelo

Performing Arts Center, 501 E. 38th St., Erie, PA

Wednesday, Dec. 14 -- 4 & 7 pm -- Scottish Rite Consistory

Auditorium, 348 Market Street, Williamsport, PA

Thursday, Dec. 15 -- 5:30 & 8 pm -- Ridley Township Community

Center, 801 Morton Avenue, just north of McDade Boulevard,

Folcroft/Ridley Park, PA

Friday, Dec. 16 -- 5:30 & 8 PM -- Same location as Dec. 15

Saturday, Dec. 17 -- 4 & 7 pm -- Keith Middle School, 225 Hathaway

Boulevard, New Bedford, Massachusetts (MA)

If you are near any of these towns, please come out to see the show and say hello!
Keep checking the blog for updates throughout the tour.

1 comment:

Arts in the Family said...

Looks like you guys are having a wonderful time. I wish we could see that tour you'll be starting soon. Break a leg, bump a nose, etc.

Alberto Ramirez Jr.