Travelogue: Megan Reilly on Touring Through Florida '16

Megan Reilly in costume in Miami, FL.

Megan Reilly in costume in Miami, FL.

Chicken and dumplings are the two things that have really stuck with me after my adventures in the Sunshine State. I assumed that Florida’s eternal warmth and sunshine would inspire me to kick my “beach body” into gear, but this was not the case. 

Every tour has memorable moments. I would love to share a few of those with you that, may or may not, involve my serious relationship with food. 

* I dabbed onstage in front of eight hundred high school students in a gown. I looked like an urban mermaid and felt like Beyonce. I have never heard so many humans passionately chanting my name. What a time to be alive! 

* The incomparable Greg Triggs wrote a freaking book that I am beyond excited to read! It is called "The Next Happiest Place On Earth" and when it comes out y'all should read it. Maybe we can start a BNHM Book Club and our cast, crew and fans can all read it together and have informative conversations via Twitter or SnapChat. 

* I went for a thirty minute run and accidentally ran for one hour. I got burnt by the sun and looked like a weird lobster for part of the trip, but I ran for an hour. Despite the red glow, I was super proud. 

* I went to see "Deadpool" with Rob and Greg and we each got our own, large popcorn. Gluttony is alive and well, folks. YOLO. 

* Robert freestyle-rapped during the drive from Avon Park to Miami. I have never laughed so hard in my life. Is there anything this fine lad cannot do? 

* I spent a lot of time in the CVS Snack aisle. Despite my deliberate decisions I never truly felt like I made the right one. 

* Spending time with Deb Rabbai in the ladies dressing room is my favorite thing ever. She is the best and our chats are the best. So many good chats! 

* I got home Saturday morning and slept for the rest of the day. 

Once again, I thank you Broadway's Next Hit Musical, for a week of memories, indigestion, laughs and beautiful, talented faces. I am living the incredible jean! 

Posted on March 25, 2016 and filed under Travelogues.