Here are some highlights from week two of the 2015/16 Dangerous Dreams tour.
Episcopal High School
Our first stop was at Episcopal HS in Alexandria, VA. It was a lovely campus (a boarding school--tuition is expensive to say the least). I gotta say, their dining hall food was delicious: grilled chicken breast, perfectly cooked bow-tie pasta with a delicious sauce.
We get to see a lot of beautiful schools, and Loyola's is no exception. Their Tudor-style admissions center is awesome (I should've taken a picture). We also got to perform all three of the plays, which is always nice. Also, the shows are finally feeling...settled for me. Maybe comfortable is a better word. I've been working on some of them since April. So it's wonderful to relax and let 'em roll.
The wharf is awesome. There's a giant Barnes & Noble which is in a building that used to be a power plant. The National Aquarium is fantastic. Some of us wandered around the Baltimore Book Festival on Friday morning. There were therapy dogs at the top of the Baltimore World Trade Center. The American Visionary Arts Museum is full of eccentric, zany, intricate work.
RavenBeer – The Cask
As in Poe's “Cask of Amontillado”--get it? The hotel bar had this local beer available, and it's a pretty tasty double bock.
The original cast recording of the new musical dropped, and many of us are obsessed with it. I can't even begin to describe why it's so brilliant. But it's a hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton, the founding of the United States, and his feud with Aaron Burr. I've been playing the soundtrack non-stop and hearing new things with every listen. It's brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. I only wish the Broadway tickets weren't $400.
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