Journey to Hometown, Part 24
I was ready to get back on stage last night, not really knowing what to do with time on my hands. Our three full days off from the show have added several hours of sleep to our nocturnal horizontal time, some have been battling colds and sore voices boxes, all have missed our Hometown family. When you go so heavy and so hard for so many weeks, it feels odd when everything stops. The body and mind sometimes don't know how to respond. We'll have that similar sensation on Sunday when we wake up to realize that the journey is done.
Last night, I grabbed another speech that we heard on Friday during the season announcement event and posted it on Soundcloud. Alan Roberts, Director of Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre, shared that this is his 25th season and that Hometown marks his 112th production. The numbers he shared were staggering, but the one that seemed to resonate the most was the approximated total volunteer hours compiled during the Hometown...The Musical! process: 12,000 for the cast and another 800 for the volunteer crew.