Well find me some peacock feathers, ‘cause I’ve got some strutting to do. We couldn’t have asked for a better opening night - our cast brought it home beautifully, and the audience was the Best. Audience. Ever. They laughed and laughed and laughed…and at the actual words in addition to the low-comedy bits. They were completely hopped up on goofballs, and we luhved them for it.
It set quite the standard, that’s for sure. Yes, yes, there were some mishaps – in my opening scene while I was dressing and singing, I misbuttoned my shirt without realizing it until I tried to put on the tie and it wasn’t working (I was able to fix it, though, before the song ended – which is good because audiences obsess about things like that); our Maria ate it, twice, on one of her entrances – but she and the others played it out like pros (I didn’t get to see it, but I was downstairs in the greenroom and heard the fall above me, followed by the outpouring of audience laughter); I know I’m forgetting more – but damn, it was good.
After the show a family friend said to me, “It was wonderful! And I didn’t know you could sing like that!” Frankly, neither did I. Baby's all growed up! Honestly, there were a couple of things I didn’t know I could do before starting this role. This show has been an incredible experience, and I am so honored to be surrounded by such talent. From our fantastic director, David Mann; to the brilliant cast; to Roxanne, our stage manager that is the most competent SM I’ve ever worked with; to Don, the catchy-tune composing Ph.D.; and Dan the kick-ass guitarist; to the entire design and tech crew…every single one of these people stepped up to create a fantastic piece of work.
Well done, good chaps, well done.
Oh, and as for yesterday’s post – I woke up early this morning and couldn’t get back to sleep. feh. But, to combat this minor world injustice, I stayed in my monkey PJs until 2 pm. Take THAT, Saturday morning!