Well, that was amazing!
We did two shows, Friday and Saturday. Both nights were sold out. The first night in front of an audience was incredible – they laughed, they cried, they clapped. All of the actors adjusted beautifully to the new timing, slowing down to let the audience react. The amazing lighting really helped make the show so much more professional. It went so very much better than I expected. There were mistakes, but everyone covered professionally, too. I was so high from the show on Friday, it was a huge disappointment to go home to a house full of sleeping family and no one to decompress with. Saturday night we partied till one.
Adrenaline is the most amazing thing. Saturday, despite my best efforts, I wound up leaving home at 7:45 to go to an RMVR thing in Denver, and didn’t get home till 3:00. This left me approximately an hour to sleep before doing my hair and makeup and getting to the theatre at 6:00. By this time my balance was completely shot and my hands were numb, which sucked, because my primary contribution to the play (besides singing) was to hold up quilt blocks at certain times. I figured I could do it because I was never entirely in the dark. Adrenaline kicked in and I didn’t even notice having any trouble with it.