What a ride! 2010 IRNE post-mortem

Dear friends,

Wow, last night was a lot of fun! The IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) Award ceremony was last night, and Blue Spruce was in attendance to cheer Danny Bryck on for his nomination for Best Actor in a Musical (Small Theater).

A good portion of the Hedwig team was able to reconnect and hang out, and we all got to cheer on our (other) favorites in the New England theater scene. I was particularly glad to see that some relatively far-flung theaters had been recognized. The IRNE folks do tend to gravitate primarily to groups in the Boston area, but there were many nominations for a group in Connecticut (Hartford Stage), and another nomination for a notable production company up in Maine (Ogunquit). It’s exciting to see that vibrant theater is still alive and kicking far outside the urban centers of New England.

So, we didn’t win the award, but we were thrilled to be there and be part of the celebration of area theater companies. Onward and upward, and looking forward to 2010! Auditions for Once on this Island are filling up!

Jesse Strachman