So, our opening night went rather well. Everything ‘lifted’. And we made our musical director happy, which was the biggest triumph: we got over the dancing and the acting and the fear in order to sing up, do the dynamics and enunciate properly. Success! We took our bows and smiled for the audience at the end, then when the curtain came down and we were finally screened from view, the whole cast had a small, silent jumping-dancing celebration in the half-darkness of the stage. It was a pretty awesome feeling.
Now it is getting late and I still have some work to do, but I’ll turn in in a minute. Tomorrow I might actually make lectures. I have seven more shows to go, god, but the pressure’s off now: we’ve done it once, and well. and I’m feeling good.