Acting Like Adults

The Adventures of Leigh Hooks in Children's Theatre

The Road to Sturgis

And we’re back! Dakota Players hits the road again starting Sunday Jan. 8th for the 14wk Spring tour! out first stop will be far into West River Territory: Sturgis. That’s right. The infamous home of The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Home of the rowdy Bike Week and tattoos that people get and then immediately regret. However, in January, I doubt that any of the kids are going to break bottles over their heads to ZZ Top.

I’m excited to go back on tour and continue to discover the people and places of of South Dakota. And especially to Sturgis in the off-season to see what it’s like as a town. I suspect it’s something like Las Vegas when you get off The Strip, minus the angry off duty hospitality staff. Perhaps just another small town? Perhaps the answers to all my questions? I guess I’ll have to find out.

Where we last left off, I had mentioned I received a new touring partner: Kevin. Well this past week, I’ve been training with Kevin to try and him acquainted to the company operates and how we conduct our business. I was really afraid to meet him. I kept thinking: “What if I don’t like him?”, “What if he doesn’t like me?”. With an looming 5 month tour coming up I didn’t want to be stuck with someone who I couldn’t stand. Communication and toleration is particularly important when you spend a majority of your time in close quarters to other with a person. To my great relief, Kevin and I get along great. We had Chinese food at The Golden Bowl in Soux Falls after training today. It was great to get to know him more before we have to make awkward conversation on the 7 hour drive to Sturgis. Now we can at least make intersting conversation on the way. Kevin has a musical theatre degree and plays guitar which, of course, means we’re going to have a tour band. His nickname is “K-Train” and my name is Leigh.

Possible Band Names:

K-Train and L-Wagon

Leigh’s Caboose and K-K-Klack

Buffo-lumps

August Earlywine

Hooks Grips Kevin

Kev and the Electric Leigh

High Plains Scooner

Betty White and Her Cohorts or Betty White and Her Traveling Men

Eccentric and on the Prarie

Deb, Seriously, That didn’t Happen

Which one will we choose? (To explain a couple: Deb is one of our Managers and Betty is the name of our touring van, a white van.) Find out in the next installment and leave your vote in the commentary box!

Until then:

With Love,

All the Best,

Leigh

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5 thoughts on “The Road to Sturgis

  1. Sandra Q on said:

    I would steer clear of K-K- Klack for obvious reasons. Really Leigh, you ought to have seen that right off! *L*

  2. I’d like to suggest “Betty White and her Soo-per Men”.

  3. Hey, this is K-Train!!! I really like K-Train and L-Wagon. August Earlywine is great Leigh, but I think using my middle name as well would be pretty funny!! August Eugene! Here’s to the next 5 months!!

  4. Susan Q on said:

    I like Kev and the Electric Leigh. But how about a different combination of names: Electric Prairie?

  5. I’m in favor of Buffo-lumps, for the mere fact that it made me laugh out loud.

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