A Christmas Carol (Dec. 5–21, 2008) is officially open, and now the work begins! We made it through opening weekend, and things started to click by the end of the weekend. From Thursday’s Preview audience through Sunday’s matinee audience, the crowds were gracious and friendly, and seemed to enjoy the show. Some even stood at the end!
I have been brain dead and tired to the bone marrow this week, and I suspect I am not alone. Now we will muster our energy, re-gather our strength, focus our minds, clear our throats, and head into a five-performance weekend of shows. My skin hurts, thinking of all those make-up changes. Friday night, after the show, will be photo call. This will involve full costume and make-up changes, all over again, and photo poses late into the night. (May I confess, that while I am in favor of the creation of a photo archive, photo call night is not my favorite…).
Ah! The things we do for the theater!
We are now hoping for full and enthusiastic houses. The weather seems a little warm yet to feel Christmassy. Maybe our show will help folks along, and give them a touch of Christmas in their hearts to fuel them through the shopping madness. I’m excited to get to it again.
Cheers to all,
GXP (Amy Brooks)