We went straight through Act One, with a long detour for work on Mr. Bunthorne's solo that involved adding furniture and some new props and figuring out how to get them on stage. I love watching him sing, and he does very clever movement, but OH! it was all pain for me today. I sewed and sewed, staying nearly silent all night (though I did duck out for a cookie or two at one point). I was a bit of a dolt and completely forgot to wear the scarf I needed at the end of the act, so there I stood, waving my skirt (which I had hiked up almost to my waist) so that I could attempt to execute the choreography correctly - hoping that the line of women in front of me would hide my gaffe from the director. And then while other people were singing solos I was unable to restrain my coughs ... oh, misery!
More tomorrow, and I pray that with a little less stress at work and a little more sleep I'll be in better form - well, since it's my birthday and I've invited the cast out to celebrate with me, I"d damn well better be! I hope I can find some people to do some duets!