Came to a Crashing Halt

Well, it seems we weren’t meant to get out early Tuesday night. Usually, I’m home in time to watch primetime shows at 10 on Tuesday, but right before the concert version of DAWN…our scrim came in late and then the chain link fence suddenly started coming down and Kevin, our fearless drummer, was coming forward on his drum set ..all simultaneously when he had the wherewithal to jump and flee as the drums went thru the fence and our Stage Manager Richard was flying to the command center yelling, “Stop Stop Stop!!!!”

Needless to say, stop we did, for about 14 minutes, as they bent the set back, made sure the Four Seasons were fine, and we let the audience know we’d pick up after the song. So, unfortunately those of you there that night didn’t see DAWN, but if you go to the videotape on you can see it. But really, the audience was phenomenal and gave us an amazing ovation at the end and loved every minute of it..And last night JLY was back, which was so nice…Until next time…Jennifer

4 Comments so far

  1. Audrey on September 1st, 2006

    What is a scrim? Its not easy to get a mental picture of what was happening Tuesday night. Only on your website… are these interesting stories.

  2. Kathryn on September 2nd, 2006

    I love reading your blog, the stories are great, you have such a way with words.

  3. Norene & John on September 8th, 2006

    Dear Jennifer,

    We were at this show when everything came to a halt. Since it was our 5th time we knew that there was something wrong when Christian was singing into the camera and we didn’t see his face projected on the screen above. It’s a live show, things happen, and the audience just goes with the flow.

    As I mentioned it was our 5th time seeing the show and we were lucky to see you all five times -we so enjoy your performance. However, it was our 1st time to speak with you at the stage door. We mentioned that we knew of Monhonk, as we have been there and we live near West Point. As with John, Christian, J. Robert and Daniel we hope you continue on in your role with the Jersey Boys – you are a family unit, you are soooo good together and belong together.

    PS What’s with your husband – your stage husband, John Lloyd? He wasn’t at this performance and I see that he has missed several. Just CONCERNED about him and hope he’s okay. You,as his wife :) please tell him to update his website.

    Looking forward to a 6th visit to see you and the rest of the cast of Jersey Boys.

    Hooked on the original cast of the Jersey Boys!!!!

    Norene & John

  4. Allie on September 14th, 2006

    I was at that performance! I saw you at the stage door after :-) (I was the one with my sister who was telling you that the show really inspired me because I had an open mic audition the next day-don’t know if you remember me!) Anyway, the show was great, regardless of the drums. I guess that night was a little hectic in general because apparently, my family and I didn’t double check the time on the tickets and ended up getting there late. Then, there was this woman in the lobby who didn’t even work at the thearter who just randomly started yelling at as for not checking our tickets, haha. I felt absolutely terrible and so embarrassed walking in late, but I guess next time I’ll know to check the time beforehand. Oops!

    Anyway, I did get to see a good amount of the show (and I was there for the drums!) and it was amazing! You were so great in it! I’d definitely go and see it again.

    By the way, thanks for your words of wisdom about the auditon that I was telling you about after the show and for telling me not to give up…I didn’t end up getting the gig, but your words really stuck in my head and really inspired me! Sometimes I guess people forget the importance of sticking with something even if you fail a couple of times; you really reminded me of that and if I hadn’t spoken to you the night before I might have forgotten that lesson. So it’s thanks to you that I’m still playing/singing! So thanks!!! :-D

    Anyway, hopefully I’ll be able to come see another performance!