Tonight, I say farewell to BILLY as we close @OnceMusical
What a #dreams
this has been. Truly. To be on stage, in a principle #role
, singing some of my favourite songs, with a tremendous #cast
working together to tell stories.
During today's matinée, there was a woman front row, centre. She was signing (#ASL
) through #FallingSlowly
and through #Gold
, and for her applause.
When Bethany and I first had children, she had the initiative to teach them basic #SignLanguage
for communication development. Because we didn't know if Ezra would have severe learning disabilities, it was more crucial for him. (turns out the boy can talk). A few years ago, during my #Riverdance
tour, I started signing "Thank You" during my bows. I've done it in every bow, for every show, since then.
The woman today who was signing, saw my "Thank You" and thanked me. I signed "Thank you for coming" and I think I messed it up, because she laughed.
She wasn't the first person to notice. She won't be the last.
Thank you (raises hand to chin, then lowers hand outwardly). #DadThings #ActorLife #Singer #DanceLife #ArtistLife #TapDance #Theatre #MusicalTheatre #Musician #SpinaBifida #Hydrocephalus