Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Puebla - Rehearsal Day October 10, 2009

We’re back on the road again and thrilled to be starting our tour in the city of Puebla, Mexico at the Auditorio Siglo XXI. After a three-month hiatus it was a happy reunion, with lots of hugs and catching up and also a few new faces to meet and get to know. The first rehearsal went smoothly and finished much quicker than expected which gave us all a chance to go back to the hotel and experience some of the delicious local cuisine.

Sarah O'Brien, new face Briana Bandy, and Anna Stafford...

Gabriel Vivas, Charlie Adams, and Ming Freeman waiting for Rehearsals to begin!

Let the Rehearsals Begin!

After meeting a number of proud residents, I’ve learned a few interesting facts about Puebla; it is one of the oldest colonial cities on the continent having been established in 1531 as “La Puebla de los Angeles”, it is the birthplace of the delicious chocolate spicy sauce called “Mole” (pronounced Moleh) that I love on top of chicken enchiladas, and it was because of the defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 that we all celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The city is steeped in a rich history and culture with it’s Cathedral at the center and beautiful Spanish Colonial architecture all around. Being here makes me even more excited to visit the rest of the cities on the tour. We’ll be in Monterrey on Tuesday October 13; Leon Guanajuato on Thursday, October 15; Guadalajara on Friday and Saturday, October 16-17, and finally Mexico City for three nights at the Auditorio Nacional on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, October 19-21.

Puebla's Cathedral (really just a tiny part of it)

The Government Building.

Fountain in the middle of "El Zocalo" with the Cathedral behind it.

La Capilla del Rosario

Everyone is excited about the first show; we’re all well rested and are acclimating to the high altitude (over 7,000 feet!). It’s going to be a full house so the energy will be high and you couldn’t ask for a better way to start off a tour. Viva Mexico!


  1. Thank you for sharing with us such beautiful pictures. We are closer to you ...
    Luciana Rigotto - Brasil

  2. Another awesome site....well done, lots of info, great behind the scene pics. Thanks so much.