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.