I spent two days this holiday weekend helping out an old friend and manager and revisiting the job that I had for most of college: Broadway merchandise.
After venturing to suburban PA for a few days to see family friends and eat a lot, I had no huge plans and I knew I wasn’t planning on making any so why not make a little extra cash before the holidays?
I worked with another friend at Evita on Saturday night and during the day on Sunday and I was as good at it now as I was then. I can still convince people to buy things they don’t need or could definitely get cheaper elsewhere without much trouble at all.
I worked at a number of shows in college as you can see below (I plan on having a quilt made out of these… eventually):
(Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Die, Mommy, Die!, The Wedding Singer, Mamma Mia, Ring of Fire, Wicked, A Bronx Tale, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Drowsy Chaerone, The Seafarer, Curtains, The Lion King, Is He Dead?, The Country Girl, Macbeth, and Spamalot)
While taking this picture, I realized I had a ton of Spelling Bee and Lion King t-shirts. I have no idea why. Would I want this to be my full time gig again? No way. I like so much having my nights free (it also doesn’t pay THAT much). Unlike a number of my friends, I’ve always loved having a day job.
But was it fun to revisit for a couple of days? Totally. And I also got to pick out, wear, and keep this awesome, kind of cheeky shirt (which, if I hadn’t taken it in the mirror would easily read – Star Quality):