And here we are again. Opening. Ticket sales are pushing the 600 mark; that’s a good thing. I hope we can score a good profit to put towards the choir’s New York tour in 2014.
I think it’s important to point out at this juncture that there was not a single no-holds-barred, nuclear-disaster meltdown during this rehearsal run. Hmm. I wonder if that means something disastrous is on tap for tonight or tomorrow. I say no. I hope no. Heh.
Seriously, there were no ego issues, no petty crap between cast and crew, no immaturity problems (other than artistic), and no crummy attitudes (except for mine one night). It really was a pleasure to go to rehearsal and see how these young artists developed and improved. They even have a decent group time step. Seamus made a comment last night to the cast that he’s worked with a lot of high school productions, and he was impressed that my kids didn’t constantly rush on the tap number. Sometimes it helps to have others (like my pal Stoney) give feedback. They’re so used to me crushing their inner child, it is a good thing to hear something positive from somewhere else.
Not that I’m constantly smashing their hopes and dreams, mind. Let’s just say I do it on a somewhat regular basis.
Happy opening to my cast and crew — off we go!
FO – much to do this day