i know i’m late for #worldtheatreday
but i have to share these photos that mean so much to me . adam guettel has been one of the most important and influential people in my life (though he didn’t know it) for more than 16 years. i have loved and grown and hurt and evolved listening to his show The Light in the Piazza, and i credit it for a large part of the woman that i am today. there has not been another single body of work that has influenced me more than this show, or a character more important to me than Clara since i first heard it when i was 8 years old. this man is a living, breathing GENIUS. so, you can imagine, when i got a phone call from my agent (nearly 2 years ago) that Adam Guettel has heard me sing and wants me to be his Clara for the revival in London, sight unseen? i nearly collapsed in tears. i couldn’t believe he even knew i existed. so, fast fwd to these photos on opening night of our show together, with the BEST cast and crew imaginable, in real life, not in a dream of mine. sometimes, this life is awful, and it’s too much to bare. sometimes, it is hard to argue that it is not heaven. thank you, Adam, for making my dream come true. can’t wait to do it all again!!