We finally arrived in Springfield, OH after two days of driving in the snow. Guess what? It was snowing in Springfield! Oh well, I guess it is January and we are in the north.
Once we were settled into the hotel, our next stop was the Springfield Regional Medical Center. David (Springfield Arts Council) had made arrangements for me to do a workshops for the therapists. I’m always impressed that they are willing to stay for another 3 hours after they’ve been working for 8 hours, but they did – and they were great fun to work with. We had a group of about 15 ready to learn a new treatment technique for their clients.
The following day was our performance at Kuss Auditorium in Springfield. There was a nice article in the local paper about the show so tickets had been selling very well and we were practically sold out. In spite of the weather, the auditorium was packed – about 1500 seats.
We arrived at the loading dock just as the plow was removing the last bit of snow. Load in went smoothly with an enthusiastic crew – and the day moved along very well. Here’s a pictorial glance of the day:
CASES ON STAGE
HANGING THE SCENERY & LIGHTS
FOCUSING THE LIGHTS
This was my first full 2-hour performance since my shoulder surgery. I was a little nervous about some of the illusions but knew that adrenaline would push me through any challenges. Overall, things went great! The underwater escape was the one that gave us the most concern…but it all worked out.
We left Springfield with great memories of a great experience and wonderful audience. Off to Florida!