Well, I admit that from a personal standpoint the opening performance of Othello went incredibly well on Wednesday night, and now we have a wonderful review from Sid Smith at the Chicago Tribune. I want to thank everyone that came to see the performance on Wednesday night, including all of the wonderful emails, messages, and posting on my facebook page both before and after the performance. I've put a lot of work into this role, but it all becomes worth it when I hear the reactions of audience members to the show as a whole. Just from this one opening performance, the positivity and glowing reviews I have heard makes each of us at Joffrey proud. We want to please, impress, and move you, and I feel that this show is a standout for the Joffrey.
Joffrey's 'Othello' has killer style
Fabrice Calmels and April Daly in Joffrey Ballet's "Othello." (Courtesy of Joffrey Ballet)
Photo and Headline Taken from Sid Smith's review of Othello, October 16, 2009: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/events/chi-1016-othello-joffrey-ovnoct16,0,3480683.story
Before the show opened on Wednesday, Hedy Weiss with the Chicago Sun Times interviewed me in a great article publicizing our upcoming performances. Please check it out here. I was also interviewed by Sid Smith, who wrote an equally wonderful article back in September. Please check it out here.