BWW Blog: Nicolas Dromard of JERSEY BOYS Tour - Opening Night
So, my first show as a Jersey Boy came and went on Tuesday night and let me tell you what an amazing experience it was. I've performed in many shows, on Broadway and on tour, and this show is like no other. The fact that you are singing these incredible iconic songs is just amazing. Add the precise and awesome choreography by Sergio Trujilo, the perfect direction by Des McAnuff, the incredible book by Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman... I feel so blessed and honored to be performing this show.
So my opening night was so much fun, the adrenaline was pumping, the crowd was loud, the band was grooving. I felt great and aside from a few little tiny mistakes, I did a pretty good job.
Today I had to wake up at 6:45 a.m. to do some press events. In every city, there is a day or two where the actors playing The Four Seasons will go to various TV and radio stations to talk about the show and their experiences, and to promote the show. We did four live TV interviews, and 2 radio interviews today. And I have to admit, even though we had to get up so early, it was a lot of fun to go and chat about a show I love with people who are excited to hear about it. Oh and the fact that there are millions of people watching these TV shows...
So after this fun day of press, I had my 2nd show tonight. The "sophomore show" as some people call it. Here's what usually happens during this show, and almost everybody goes through this: Your adrenaline is not pumping as much as the previous show, you are comfortable and you think "You got this" and then reality kicks in... You forget lines.... You switch words up and paraphrase.... You forget the words to songs.... You forget some costume changes... In the words of Tommy DeVito: "You experiment, you refine....". The audience didn't notice anything different, but I did as I'm a perfectionist, so I know I made mistakes (and so did the stage manager) but it's okay. You learn from your mistakes, and you'll never make them again!
So on that note, good night, I'm off to bed for a good night's sleep as tomorrow I have rehearsals with the Production Supervisor.
By the way, Salt Lake City is beautiful! If you have the chance to visit this place, take it! Mountains, outdoor stuff to do, nice people, great sights...