Sunday, February 21, 2010

Like Zis, Like Zat...

Opening Night for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was last night. Today is the traditional Dia de los Exhausted around here. The past three weeks went by in a complete blur of paint, meetings, 4 days off to actually teach children (my day job), more paint, and tech rehearsals every night until 11 or 11:30. We are all exhausted, we have all worked extraordinarily hard, and we sure hope this play sells tickets. It should. It is laugh-your-butt-off funny.

Confession: Usually, after having to watch rehearsal for four straight nights-- and especially (may the gods of musical comedy forgive me) ESPECIALLY after having to watch a musical four straight nights-- by the time opening night rolls around on the fifth night, I am searching for the escape hatch. Seriously. Picture falling asleep each night with that little goat-herd song from The Sound of Music looping endlessly in your sleep deprived brain. But this musical? Every night I heard something new to laugh at. Every morning I woke up humming something from the show and it actually made me smile! It really is a good play.  That being said, my job there, barring possible paint touch-ups, is over, and I now have some time to work on my own art. Right after I clean my poor neglected abode...

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