Then there were the dance bits. Ballet slippers or character shoes, I was a stumbling elephant tonight. In "Let the Merry Cymbals Sound," I got my left and right mixed up for our "daphnephoric bound;" in the act two finale I couldn't do the "heel ball toe" bouncing step that comes after the turn. I'm going to have to actually practice this over the next couple of days so that I get nice and smooth.
All this aside, the director was pretty happy with us. We made it all the way through in a respectable amount of time, and her praise at the end seemed much more genuine than it did three weeks ago when she was fighting a cold. Now we get about a week off while the set gets moved to the Rep, and I am on a mission to get some tickets sold. Hopefully I can convince some people at work to go.
And I must add ... I could smell the sea air coming in the vents tonight at the end of the evening, and it was just lovely. Seattle is such a nice place to live this time of the year.