Friday, September 16, 2005

Opening Night!

It's finally here!

I called out sick today *cough cough*, since we aren't allowed to take our personal days in the first two weeks or last two weeks of school (bastards!), slept in and lounged in my pajamas until 3pm. So, now I'm sitting here, with foam curlers in my hair (to make the tendrils that will stick out of my fabulous wig, which looks even more fabulous now that the hairdresser was there last night to spruce it up), dressed, and ready to leave. My great-grandmother was like that-she'd be ready to leave for an event two to three hours before she was being picked up, and she'd just sit there, with her hat and purse in her hands, patiently waiting.

Thank the Lord for the Internet, that's all I have to say.

The producer is having an opening night party after the performance, at a nice bistro type restaurant, for the cast and crew, which is nice. I've never worked with a group that has done that before. Can't booze it up too much, though.

So, I'm a bit nervous, but not in a bad way. It's an excited kind of nervous, kind of like when I had the FET in July. I love the whole getting ready process: pin-curling your hair up and putting the wig cap on, slapping pounds of makeup on, doing vocal warm-ups. Yeah, I'm weird, but it's a whole process that is a means to an end-performing in front of people (and this time, it will be 1400 people per performance) and having a hell of a time.

So, thanks for the kind words out there (and no, I won't go near the curtain-I too once learned a valuable lesson in why you should never try to see where your family is sitting) and hopefully I'll have some pictures to show you soon.......



cat said...

Knock em dead tonight sweetie! Can't wait for the photos.

Shelli said...

Mazel Tov on Opening night! Can't wait to see you tonight!

betty said...

Woo hoo! good luck!