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BWW Blog: Jesse Swimm of Goodspeed's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - Final Blog

The Final Blog....

It's such an odd feeling finishing up my time blogging with Broadwayworld knowing that I still have another 6 weeks here up at The Goodspeed Opera House and "Fiddler on the Roof". For one thing this past week, so far, has been a whirlwind. This week started one of our 9 show weeks...yup 9 shows. I know in the grand scheme of it all its not truly difficult but there is something to be said for doing 9 shows in a row when you are used to just doing 8. Especially when you are doing a show as heavy as Fiddler. However we still manage to find time to relax and this week has been filled with lots of extra curricular activities. For one we took a little trip to the Haddam Meadows State Park on Tuesday after our matinee for a little kickball. I honestly can say the last time I played kickball was in Elementary School, lol. What a blast it was. If you have the opportunity to relive your childhood and play kickball, go do it. You won't regret it trust me. In fact we even joked about the fact that mom wanted us home by 9 for Mac & Cheese....It's definitely an experience we will have again and I can't wait.

Curtis Schroeger pitching with the best of them!!!
Matthew Amira preparing to kick one out of the park

One of our many friends to visit, Danielle Jordan, taking charge at the plate
The gang after an amazing day of kickball

As I sit here writing this final blog. I think of how truly lucky I am to be surrounded by such an incredible group of artists. For one the men's dressing room is really a spectacular place. I can't remember the last time I spent having as much fun as I have with these guys. We laugh, we sing, we get along fabulously...crazy I know, lol. Truly these guys are great and each of them has their own individual personality that brings such a unique diversity to the room that you can't help but swept up in the joy of it all. Will, Michael, David, Dereck, Charles, Darren, Abdiel, Curtis, Rob, Max, Tim, and Matt. You guys are my brothers and I am so thankful to have you all by my side keeping my spirits up on a daily basis. Now with that said I couldn't forget the rest of my cast. Even though we aren't in the same dressing room my experiences with them are in no way diminished. This production is smaller than most productions of Fiddler and I truly think it has bonded us in a way that most productions don't get to experience. For one the women of Fiddler are divalicious. From Tevye's daughters (Barrie, Elizabeth, Jen, Joy, Allegra) to Fruma (Joy H.) and the rest of the ladies (Jeanette, Eileen, and Paige) they are all gems and I love seeing and hearing them on a nightly basis. And then there are our final two dressing rooms, which hold Tevye (Adam), Lazar (John), The Rabbi (Jeremy), Golde (Lori), and Yente (Cheryl). It's such a privilege to work with them and taking a moment out of the day to hang out in their dressing rooms is always a joy (Plus John has candy so that helps, lol).

As I get ready to shut my computer off and head to bed I just have to say thank you to Goodspeed and Broadwayworld for allowing me to share my experiences up here with you all. I couldn't have asked for a nicer summer and I look forward to the next time I get to spend up here. Thank you for joining me this past month. I hope you have enjoyed my blog as much as I have been writing it for you all. I am so grateful that I have been able to share my experience with you this past month and I truly look forward to the next opportunity I will get to share with you all.

If you get the chance come up and visit us here at The Goodspeed Opera House.

I thought I'd share a few of the actor's in my show's webpages as well as mine. Enjoy them as much as I have and make sure you keep an eye out for them all in the future.

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