Thursday, January 29, 2009

Almost There

Tomorrow is opening night for The Music Man.

We're almost there. I just realized yesterday that this show is going to be pretty amazing. I got to wear a microphone for the first time last night at our dress rehearsal - and it wasn't turned off for 76 Trombones. So when I was singing the last verse with everyone else (in my Irish accent, no less!) my mother said it sounded like a solo. Oops! ;) Good thing the mic didn't pick up on the improvised conversation I was having with "Marian" off stage as we were making our way back to the dressing room. I was reproving her for bringing her book to the River City July 4th event at City Hall.

I know that a full account of the last few days would bore you all to tears. They've been loads of fun, but they lose something in the retelling. But I have to say these last three things:

1) My feet hurt.

2) The City Hall bleachers are the best part of the show. Seriously. When I'm in the ensemble, I get to sit up there during part of Shipoopi clapping and cheering until my hands are red. And when I'm Mrs. Paroo, I get to sit up there with Marian. And I think we just have too much fun up there.

3) I forgot what 3 was...

8 comments:

anilee said...

Break a leg and have a lot of fun!

Miss C.N.W. said...

Still got your fingers crossed that my anxiety's A-Okay for Saturday? I know I'm asking St. Dymphna!

cuileann said...

Ack! Now "76 Trombones" is running through my head...

Ditto Anilee, break a leg!

Rose said...

ooh! Break a leg and have someone take pictures!

Serendipity said...

Woohoo!! You're so lucky to have microphones!! That's what my theatre desprately needs lol ;)! I'm wishing you broken limbs!!!! And you simply must take pictures, as Rose said!

Delaney said...

Miss C.N.W. - Definitely! Crossed fingers and prayers! :D

Thanks everyone! :)

Rose and Serendipity: I'm afraid that photography in the theatre isn't allowed. *sniff* But the official photographer has been snapping away at our dress rehearsals, so I'm sure I'll be able to get ahold of some... soon. :P

Elenatintil said...

Ahhh! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to hear how it went!

The Other Katie said...

woohoo! Yes please post pictures from the rehearsals!