I recently accepted a position on the new Cirque du Soleil show called IRIS, opening at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood this Summer. This is the same theater that the Oscars play in every year.
I will be working as an Automation Operator (same thing I do in Vegas). Although I'm technically working for a new employer (the Kodak Theater management), this will be my 3rd Cirque show and 5th year with them. This job will also mark my 3rd time being an IATSE Union member. This time, it will be with Local 33 Los Angeles.
The apartment hunt is on now and our focus is the Southern part of the San Fernando Valley (which is just North of the Hollywood Hills). Possible neighborhoods include Studio City, North Hollywood (NOHO), Sherman Oaks, Universal City, Glendale, or Burbank. There are some neat art districts in these areas that might be fun to live in or near. Hopefully that will all be finished within a week and I'll give everyone our new contact info. Our cell phones are not changing.
I'm very excited about this but I'm suddenly very nervous too. After weeks of negotiations and research, it's finally for real...