Hi folks! Long time, no talk, eh? The ‘eh’ was inspired by the crack-smoking mayor of Toronto. (I mean, if he can find a way to still be mayor, then my chances are good, right?!)
Anyway, okay … I have some things to update you guys on, but I am going to keep everything as general as possible, otherwise you’ll be here reading all night. Let me break it down for you like this – I have a lot of big things brewing for me right now. These things include theatrical projects, potential theatrical projects, physical aspirations, emotional aspirations … and just life in general.
I have a lot of great things happening right now, and I can’t wait until they (hopefully) start to pan out. Cause if they do … my plan to “conquer the world” will become that much easier. 😉
George Street Playhouse
Things with the tour are going well! Day in and day out is a new experience that I learn from. Whether it is learning from my
co-workers, or learning from the children I am teaching, or learning from personal experiences I go through with that crew. It is not an easy job that we do, and it is only November … and we have to continue doing this until May 2014. THAT is going to be really hard, especially with so many fun projects on the horizon … it is hard to stay grounded at times. Mainly because I am just so impatient. I never like settling for things in my career, you know? Especially emotionally. I am always looking at the next step in my life, which is tough because at times I should be living in the moment. Well, when I am performing with this tour, while I am physically on stage, I am living in the moment. But once I am out of character … I am always thinking of the future. Where will I go next? How can I step up my career and take it to the next level? How can I improve? Should I be doing more? These are all questions I ask myself on a daily basis while on tour…
A couple weeks ago, my fellow tour actor and I almost had to step in on the mainstage show. We were both understudies for Gettin’ the Band Back Together and there was a sickness in the cast. I am not allowed to go into specific details of the situation, but let’s just say this … when a Tony Award winning production team e-mails you and call you (literally … like, by phone) to be prepared to step into a professional production that features legitimate Broadway actors … you better make sure you are ready to go.
Philadelphia Towed My Car
On Friday, October 25 … my car was towed. I was parked on 10th and Washington in Philly for apparently too long. And they towed my car. It was FREEZING that night, but fortunately, the incredible Matt Reher was in the area at the time and let me sit in his car and warm up until my father arrived to pick me up. $250 to get my car out of the pound.
My Return to ACES Psychology
Since 2012, I was hired to be the Marketing Guru to head up the new marketing efforts at ACES Psychology, an
amazing psychology practice based in Doylestown, PA and headed by my good friend John Shanken-Kaye. In August
2013, I left the practice (temporarily) to begin working with the GSP Tour. Finally, after a little of two months, I returned to ACES to have a meeting with the big wigs. It was so nice to be back in the office! It was such a change of pace in comparison to my touring actor life. It was so nice to be with that crew again. Fortunately, I am still doing work for them, and still leading their marketing efforts, just from the road instead. 🙂 I love my ACES staff and I miss you all terribly. 🙂
A Chorus Line – New Candlelight Theatre in Delaware
On November 2, I performed in my final ACL performance. I only performed as Ritchie for two nights in the entire run, but I stayed on to be a cut dancer for the rest of run, mainly because I adored that cast, crew, and theatre so much. I mentioned this before, but this cast and crew were TROOPERS. Even leading up to the final weekend, when there were train issues, sickness issues, injury issues, and lighting issues … this cast and crew kept going strong, and everybody was ready to step in when needed. So, this is a special shout-out to the New Candlelight production of A Chorus Line … you guys are fabulous and extremely talented. It was a pleasure working with all of you and I can’t wait to work with you all again!
CATS – Broadway Theatre of Pitman
We start rehearsals on Thursday! I am excited to start working with this cast and crew! The production team is doing
some final prep work for the show and each day that passes gets me more excited. Kate, the show’s director, has such passion and skill … I really can’t wait to see it in action with this cast. It is truly remarkable what she is bringing to the table with this show.
My Secret Kelsey Theatre Project
Okay, so I am not going to get into details about a new Kelsey Theatre project that I am taking on. But it is REALLY exciting! I just put my team together for it, and we are
having our first meeting on November 25 (tentative). I love this theater so much, and my crew and I are stepping up to take Kelsey to the next level. 🙂
Other Kyrus Tidbits
- I performed at a Bridal Convention this past Sunday … that was fun! It was nice to see so many happy, engaged couples! (50% of them will continue to be happy five years from now … the other 50% … well …)
- I had a very nice lunch with the beautiful Kim Suskind this week, and in the same day, I had a wonderful beer bromance dinner with Mike Crea. Mike and I have a fun performing project that we’ll hopefully be announcing soon as well!
- Congratulations to the cast and crew of Working at Kelsey Theatre! I saw it last night and it was phenomenal! It is not often that the acting in a musical stands out from the music … but it did. Acting was so good!
- A couple weeks ago, I also so Carrie: The Musical at Kelsey Theatre. Congrats on a very fun (and entertainingly dark) show!
- Special shout-out to my Q-Lady Shannan Gonzales on coming in 2nd place at the Laurita Winery singing competition earlier this week! I was so proud of you! It was a great night! (Minus the fact that I got a ticket on my way home for speeding.) -__-
- The NBA season started and I am soooooo proud of my Sixers so far! We are 4-2 heading into another game against the Cavs. Hopefully we walk out of this weekend 5-2! #letsgosixers #togetherwebuild
Alright, I believe that is it for now 🙂 I’m off to be the plus-1 at the theater fundraiser in Newtown, PA. Enjoy your Saturday everybody!!