Friday, July 01, 2011

Ducks in a row



The whales are in!

The final rehearsal of the play was on Wednesday night and went really well. Daughter was there and she was in tears at the end. Which is a very good thing as it is a sad ending. Our debut on Sunday is sold out. Very auspicious.

The cast is amazing, to see and hear and feel all this talent under one roof gives me goosebumps. And extraordinarily, there are no divas. None. Just this wonderful atmosphere of team spirit and all pulling together in common purpose. And the voices and the harmonies are awesome. Cast members thoughtfully bring bits and pieces to enhance the production. Tapings of birds and sea sound effects. Tiny lights for the piano. A handbag (purse) for one of the actors.

The investment of time and emotion has been huge and everyone strives to bring forth their very best. No matter what, this has been one of the best experiences of my life. Writing and directing this play that has captured us all and given us a common vision and the overwhelming desire to bring my theatrical idea, which started around a long table in a workshop, to fruition.

The ducks appear to be in a row. I've been distracted by the whales coming in. By the invitations to Canada Day celebrations tomorrow. By spending time with Daughter.

I will let all jittery thoughts and opening night nerves fly somewhere else and know that another life dream has blossomed.

And I am astonished. And gratified. And blissed right out.

12 comments:

  1. I can't imagine how it must feel to be you right now. What a remarkable thing you have done and are doing.

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  2. love the whales and brake a leg .Wish i could see the play .
    Happy Canada Day ♥

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  3. I am very happy for you and send you congratulations and best wishes for the success of the play's regular runs.

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  4. yes, isn't it amazing? Mine will start rehearsals in September. Would love to see yours.

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  5. How wonderful for you to see it all come together. Take a bow and feel proud. I wish I could be in the audience on opening night.

    Happy Canada Day.

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  6. Glad it all went so well and there was nobody throwing a hissy fit or walking out in a huff. A shame I haven't actually read the script, I'm burning with curiosity/nosyness.

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  7. Nice to think of the whales in your quarter. Are they humpbacks? The Hawaiian humpbacks have returned to Alaska.
    And isn't little theater wonderful? We have such community building enterprises here, too.

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  8. I'm happy for you, WWW. I hope opening night is a great smash. I wish I could be there. I would like to see the whales to. You are a blessed human being.

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  9. how very cool on all accounts - opening night, daughter and whales - good on you!

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  10. Lovely, happy post, WWW! Am so pleased for you. Congratulations on the play. We look forward to more news of opening night.

    Bliss away, gal!!

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  11. Your an Amazing Woman. Please tape the play so that those of us far away get to see it. Congrats!!!

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  12. Had to do a second take at the whale, I thought it was an island at first - mainly because I was focused on the ducks.

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