BWW Blog: Jon Drake of DIRTY DANCING National Tour - Playing Mr. Schumacher
So we have just arrived in Durham, NC. We had our closing week in DC and with understudy rehearsals and a lot of different people being swung on. I made my debut as Mr. Schumacher. I haven't had that much fun in a while. I gotta say the cast, crew, and wardrobe were awesome as they helped direct me and guide me through my shows.Also, We had Alexendra Mateo, Nikki Spencer, and Joshua Keith all having debuts doing new bits in the show and they did great! In all DC was a success.
Being down in the south is great though, It reminds me of home and I think everyone is excited to be exploring a new town. We hear that the ticket sales are going well and a couple of our cast are from the area. Anyway, Pic time!
SO here are some photos from the dressing rooms the night i played Mr. Schumacher. A selfie of course, and then three of our lovely ladies Amanda Brantley,Virginia Preston and Jenny Winton. We set up our little shoot in the wig room, and after wearing the amazing comb over, I can tell you I feel for the girls who change wigs several times in the show. Hope this isn't a look into my future style!
Love to stay and chat but we have a big week ahead and you will be hearing from me soon. 'Ill try to get the cast to pose for a swimsuit edition, but until next time remember, "nobody puts Baby in the corner".