Thursday, August 23, 2007
As soon as I arrived home from doing a kid's crusade in Benson, MN, we started to prepare for a 2 week tour called Cirque Imaginings.
It was a crazy time as the team arrived and details were taken care of. The team consisted of Darren and Heather Stevenson (PUSH Physical Theatre), Don Bursell (former Ringling Clown and Disney Performer), Deanna Bursell, Greg Phillips (Magician, opened for Robin Williams), Micah Phillips, Les Chermak, Emily Chermak, my father Randy, and myself.
We practiced and reworked the show as we prepared for the five shows scheduled. Life on the road can be rough but the tour bus we road on made the trips much more enjoyable. We were in Willmar, MN, Princeton, MN, Little Falls, MN, Sioux Falls, SD, and Des Moines, IA. We averaged a few hundred people a night and had very positive feedback.
I loved being able to perform and hang out with the team. I also filmed a behind the scenes video. Portions of it will be shortly loaded onto YouTube. Feel free to check it out at www.youtube.com/bencomedy