Ski For Hope Update

Ski For Hope Update

For immediate releaseFebruary 24, 2013 Meagher pulled off the trail to get medical attention Phil Meagher, after over 30 hours on the trail from Fort Chipewyan to Fort McMurray, has been transported to hospital by helicopter to get medical attention. “It became clear that Phil was having breathing issues between Shell Landing and the Peter
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Journey to Hometown, Epilogue

Journey to Hometown, Epilogue

This behind-the-scenes look at the Journey to Hometown has largely been from my perspective.  For the final post, as our crew begins the strike of the set and our ensemble members, volunteers, staff and artistic team carry on to their next project, it felt right to leave the last word to those who were interested
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Journey to Hometown, Part 27

Journey to Hometown, Part 27

These will be my final thoughts about Hometown…The Musical! before I turn it over to the cast, crew and artistic team in the Journey to Hometown, Epilogue.  If you are on Twitter or Facebook, you’ve seen the comments, reactions and community pride that was inspired by this production and collective creation process.  Every single person
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Journey to Hometown, Part 26

Journey to Hometown, Part 26

I wonder if anyone else gets this Bill Murray Groundhog Day sensation every night when we do Hometown…The Musical!? People come and go back stage in almost the same order at approximately at the same time night after night.  It’s like we’re reliving the same day, over and over again. For instance, as I leave stage
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Journey to Hometown, Part 25

Journey to Hometown, Part 25

It seemed strangely muted as we gathered back stage at the places call during last night’s private performance of the show.  A customer appreciation event for a home building company, Rohit, the size of the crowd was somewhat smaller than what we had experienced the week before, and smaller than what we’ll experience for the
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Ski For Hope anticipates ideal conditions

Ski For Hope anticipates ideal conditions

The Dare2Dream team will be making their way up to Fort Chipewyan on Friday morning to close out the project that began in 2010 to raise funds for the youth of the community.  Joining Phil Meagher for the trip up the winter road will be project manager David Brady, his wife, and the originator of
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Journey to Hometown, Part 24

Journey to Hometown, Part 24

I was ready to get back on stage last night, not really knowing what to do with time on my hands.  Our three full days off from the show have added several hours of sleep to our nocturnal horizontal time, some have been battling colds and sore voices boxes, all have missed our Hometown family.
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Social Media Pool

Social Media Pool

Over the years, I’ve become somewhat proficient in the use of social media as a way of building networks, exerting influence and sharing information.  On an increasingly regular basis, I get asked to share my knowledge with companies, nonprofit organizations and individuals.  Often these are free-flowing conversations, unstructured, and completely come-what-may. I like it this
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Journey to Hometown, Part 23

Journey to Hometown, Part 23

I am sitting here in the living room, feet up on the coffee table, sipping on my scotch, wiping tears from my eyes looking at all the comments about Hometown…The Musical! that have erupted on Twitter and Facebook.  Then I read Kevin Thornton’s review of the show, and almost start weeping.  The response to this
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Journey to Hometown, Part 22

Journey to Hometown, Part 22

Fourteen years ago we were on stage performing The Taming of the Shrew, under the tutelage of director James MacDonald.  It was a great production with some awesome people like David Kirschner, Jr., Catherine Yuill and many others who delivered a rip roaring good time.  On the Saturday night of opening weekend, Nadia went into
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