Bravo!

Well I must say, the play went almost flawlessly tonight.

We had a first run through with an audience (the student body) yesterday and boy was I worried.  We were missing lines left and right.  We got through it but with a lot of disappointment and a lot of parts to work on.  We had one more final dress rehearsal last night and I was so tired, I acted like a big baby.

A big baby who needs a nap.

I actually snapped at Dusty AND Sharon (the director), so harshly that Howard looked at me like I’d grown another head.  I came home last night, brushed my teeth, and fell in to bed without so much as a “goodnight”.

Today, I called Dusty and Sharon to apologize, and because they are better people than I am, I was assured that they thought nothing of it.  I also went over and OVER my lines with Howard whenever we got a free moment at work and by the time the curtain opened, my nerves subsided and it all came back to me.

In fact, I think it came back to everyone.  I think we all just needed some damn sleep already.

Howard’s performance in just that one scene blew me away.  Who knew I was married to such an amazing actor?  And Dusty did well too, we were able to look at each other, without so much as a smirk.

We got a standing ovation.  And I remembered why I love theatre so much.

Why I miss it so much.

And why it is perfectly fine to sing broadway showtunes at the top of my lungs any damn time I want to.

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