Thursday, February 9, 2012

What does it take to become an overnight success?

Each year shows like Shrek, Spamalot, Young Frankenstein and In the Heights—along with bus loads of talent—go out on the road. And, The Capitol Theatre is part of that road; it is one of a long list of stops on a National Tour. Here, in our hometown, a number of those talented people will be arriving .

They aren’t on Broadway yet and they probably don’t have a big movie deal waiting in the wings. They often sleep on busses, while someone drives all night. Sometimes they miss meals. Being out-of-towners for months at a time, life is filled with constant change: different people, towns, hotels, restaurants, theatres…. It’s the antithesis of the glamorous life—its showbiz—and if that’s what it takes to get them to Broadway, where they might become an “overnight success", they do it.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be following some of the touring cast from In the Heights and see what their lives looks like on this year’s national tour. So, look for updates on facebook (The Capitol Theatre), tweets on CapitolBuzz and of course…more blogs. Make plans to check back and follow along, post questions if you want, and get savvy on what it takes to tour a hit show! We hope to paint a real picture for you about what it really takes to become an overnight success.
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