So we're off book now and things are starting to come together. I love this part! A few weeks from opening night, the costumes are being finished, the set is nearly complete, and we're talking about hair and makeup. These are all things that make the excitement rise, that make the adrenaline rush, and that make us do what we do over and over again.
After all, why suffer so much unless you love something, right? And suffer is not a dramatic word, really. When you do community theatre, you really do devote your life to something for about three months. This show has been in rehearsal since November and closes at the end of January. And while I really enjoy it, I do really treasure nights without rehearsal. Mostly because they are so rare!
Our light/sound guy came last night and played with the board a little. It was cool to see the lights go on and off while we worked on scenes. Tonight we're working Act 2, so that'll be fun. Most of my challenging stuff happens in Act 1, so tonight should be a little easier.
So we open January 22. Photos and more reports are coming. Stay tuned.