Boy, yesterday was a bad day all around. The story about the show ran in the paper and two of the actresses names were misspelled. Totally my fault. Typos and trusting information that I shouldn't have trusted... rookie mistakes in the PR game. I could chalk it up to being stressed and crazy because the show's about to open, but I'm not going to do that. I didn't do my job right and now two of the ladies in the show are disappointed because their names were misspelled in the paper. I don't blame them - they have a right to be upset. I've sent a correction to the ones that haven't printed the release yet. Hopefully they will do something about it. I also sent an email to the entire cast and crew making a public apology for misspelling the two names. I feel just awful about it.
And then last night's rehearsal didn't go well for me at all. Everyone else was exceptional, but I stumbled over lines, dropped props, tripped over my skirt and broke character during an important scene. I was a mess. I think it was because I broke one of my rules and was thinking about other things. For one thing, I was upset about the misspelled names. Also, work has been fairly stressful. Add to that the fact that I haven't been sleeping well and you have a disaster waiting to happen. I'm determined to focus tonight. We run with lights for the first time. I hope we see some magic!