Captain’s Log 5,700
We now have TWO cases of pink eye associated with this show! YAY! One in the cast and one in the crew. Amazing.
Rehearsal last night went quite well in spite of the fact that the lighting board didn’t work. A replacement board was sent over and we started about 20 minutes late with no programmed cues. All in all……..
Mr. Forgetzlynz forgot his lines, but they are getting better at covering. It’s called steamrolling. They now realize they have an entire show to save, not just him. I have simply given up on him. Best thing I can do.
We are adding a riding crop to the ensemble of the Russian forensics specialist. When she came out last night in boots, tight jeans, and a black tank top, it was clear that she also needs a little whip to make her character even spicier. She will be a kitten with a whip.
Everybody is over-the-top hilarious! They are starting to have fun with the show, and that makes all the difference. It’s my job to keep them pumped up. They have bonded as a cast and that’s important too. They are starting to watch out for each other on that stage. It’s all about the ensemble, not stars. Thank goodness.
I have a short day today and I am taking tomorrow off to spend the morning with Joanie, Hairdresser Exceptionale. I also will use that time to write out my thank you notes to the cast and crew, etc. Opening night takes a lot of energy and I want to be ready.
Dear friend, Terri, lost her husband yesterday to pancreatic cancer. I met them both in Tombstone several years ago and we became fast friends. He was a wonderful man with a huge heart. He will be missed. I feel for Terri and hope she finds her way through the labyrinth of loss and grief. It’s a different journey for everyone, and I bless her as she walks this path.
Stay loving with those who matter in your life. Accept the gifts they share with you and make the most of your time together. We are only here for such a short time. Make a difference.