Richmond

Richmond’s Greatest Hits

March 16, 2012

The Hollicks’ Top Ten in Richmond, VA Can a city still be a blur and memorable at the same time? Yes, Richmond, yes! Who knew you’d be so kid-friendly, Richmond? Who knew you’d have so many delicious places to dine? And what’s up with your zany, schizophrenic weather patterns? It would snow one day, then [...]

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The Insta-Home Challenge: Richmond

March 13, 2012

As you might have seen from a previous post of mine, we really enjoy making our living space homey and personalized. But how is that even possible on tour, since The Lion King sits in each city for just about one month at a time? The single most popular question I get is, “Where do [...]

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Singing “Hakuna Matata” and teaching cubs to roar

March 9, 2012

Kids love animals! Thus, they must love me. Right? I was a guest storyteller at Cartwheels & Coffee, a wonderful little place on Cary Street in Richmond, Virginia. I had a blast and I might even venture that a “wild” time was had by all! Evidently, according to the manager Mat, this was the largest crowd [...]

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A Lion King Storytime at Cartwheels & Coffee

March 4, 2012

Mike will be a guest storyteller at Cartwheels & Coffee in Carytown, Richmond on Wednesday, March 7 at 10 am! He will be sharing one of Max’s favorite books, “Is Your Mama a Llama?”, holding some roaring lessons, and singing a song or two from The Lion King. Come on out and say hello! Michael [...]

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Lions and hyenas and giraffes — oh my!

February 24, 2012

What do you get when you take some Lion King cast members to the Metro Richmond Zoo on a gorgeous 70 degree February day? Rashada Dawan (she plays Shenzi the hyena) finds this giraffe a little too forward. And yes, that is a tongue going for her cup!  Her daughter Genesis is running up to [...]

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Richmond’s Opening Night Party at Pasture

February 18, 2012

Stop the presses! Mama got to go out! Hooray! After The Lion King’s opening night performance at Richmond’s Landmark Theater, the local CBS station threw a party for the cast and crew at Pasture, a trendy Southern/Soul Food restaurant located downtown on Grace Street. Our good friend Theresa, who was the ensemble dance captain back [...]

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The Richmond Dress Rehearsal

February 16, 2012

It is always a challenge to open an elaborate show like The Lion King in a new city every month.  For instance, after the show wrapped in Minneapolis on Sunday, the cast, crew and costumes had just 2-3 days to reach the next city — and some drove the long 1,200 miles to Richmond, Virginia. [...]

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Valentine’s Day with TWO guys, in Richmond, VA!

February 15, 2012

We are reunited! After one tough month of being apart, Mike flew from Minneapolis to Richmond with the cast and crew of The Lion King; Max and I also took two flights across the country from San Francisco to Richmond (via a short layover in Dallas/Fort Worth) and fell into the arms of Da-Da at [...]

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