We've had an amazing run so far, and I am so grateful for that. Yes, Robby fell through the trap door during tech, yes, we got a bizarre review, but all in all, this show has been received with overwhelming enthusiasm, and that is the best feeling in the world. Full houses, excited and responsive audiences, standing ovations, little boys and girls sitting on the edges of their seats (literally), parents weeping, and families mobbing the concession stand to buy their Helen posters and t-shirts on the way out.
I couldn't be more proud.
And yet, for those of you Dr. Seuss fans out there, anyone who has read or seen "Horton Hears a Who" or Seussical, it's felt like we are those little Whos screaming and yelling on that dust speck, "We are here! We are here! We are here!" I mean, audiences are loving this show. And they keep asking me, "What's next?" or "How many more shows are there because I want to tell my friends, family, etc."
Right now, all of us, and that includes our cast, our team, our old Helen fans, and now our new Helen fans are like those tiny Whos suspended on a single clover leaf, lost in the field of clover, and the only one who is hearing us is Horton. And everyone thinks that Horton is off his rocker.
I'm hoping, that just like in the story, if we keep saying, "We are here! We are here! We are here!" Horton, and a lot of others will take notice.
For as Horton sings in Seussical, "A person's a person, no matter how small. A person's a person, no matter how small."
A great show's a great show, no matter how small. A great show's a great show, no matter how small.