Rehearsal itself went fast tonight. I'm not having much time to sew. A full hour to do makeup and a wig is barely enough. The lucky guys got to go nap in the green room while they waited to go back on, and they can take their costume shirts off while they're waiting. No such luck in my Victorian day dress - once that baby's on it's not moving. I chose hanging out in the green room over listening to one of my cast members snark about the union - I was just not in the mood for it. I'm not used to hanging out with conservatives and between that and the religious stuff I imagine myself limiting my dressing room time in favor of greener conversational pastures.
I had no major screw-ups tonight, other than dropping the coin I use in the act one finale on the floor during "Let the Merry Cymbals Sound." It's been interesting to watch me figuring out how to deal with these little flapdoodles - in this case, I decided to just let it sit for the whole act rather than to bend over to pick it up. Last night, with the missing hanky, I just covered my eyes with my hands. Actually, when I had the hanky on tonight, I could hear that the girl next to me was having some problems with her hanky - it was clearly covering her mouth, and when she sang it was flapping away over her mouth, giving her voice the most hysterical vibrato. I had a really hard time not laughing, especially as I imagined her struggling with this ridiculous situation.
Class tomorrow 1/2 hour earlier before I normally go to work, then drive drive drive to the theater. God, I miss my pre-show naps.
Final dress is tomorrow, only $10. Doors open at 7, show starts at 7:30. It's the cheapest you'll get in to see it, and we do have a full orchestra. Speak up if I can expect to see you and I'll be sure to come out to the lobby and say hi.