This afternoon after leaving Yamagami’s Nursery, I hopped in the car and set out for the theatre and this afternoon’s matinee. But as I was heading southbound on Hwy 85, I began to feel sluggish and a case of the “boy am I tired’s” hit me like a ton of bricks. My body was sore from the Zohar rehearsal for the winter showcase and from the week off of the show, and from my gym workout after a 3 week break on Saturday.
But sure enough, as I get into place for the opening of the show, the lovely Roberta gives me a pep talk and I am raring to go. And go we did. Weeeellllllll, until after my first exit. Hahahaha. When I come back on stage with Finch, we totally forgot what it was that I was supposed to say. Actually let me rephrase that. I knew the line, but it always trips me up because the way that it’s written. It’s written as “My secretary will take care of the forms and getting your particulars.” For me, I feel like saying “My secretary will take care of getting the forms and your particulars.” It’s that one little word: getting. And what came out of my mouth was “My secretary will uuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…..getting your particulars and filling out the forms.” I swear that “uh” felt like the longest moment in the world!
Then I began to joke and say that I would make it a character choice and go on the rest of the show and use that randomly throughout. Like, “Well, uuuuuuuhhhhhhhh, this is something.” Or better yet, as I am singing: “A secretary is not uuuuuuuuuuhhhhhh a toy.”
Just be sure that the “uh” sound like and old dry wooden door opening. Had to make sure you had that imagery in there for ya.
Other than that, the only other thing that I can knit pick is that I was early during that same dance break that I rolled my ankle on last night.
The audience was small but mighty! People came out in to the lobby in such high spirits it was wonderful to see and the hear how much they enjoyed themselves. I am so happy, but with that in mind, we have to get the word out about this show to have our last two performances sold out. So if you would be so kind and please write a review of the show on Artsopolis, I can’t tell you how much all of us in the H2$ family would appreciate it. After today’s performance, I got to meet a number of wonderful people who did happen to enjoy themselves so a special shout out to Bijou and Bo. A lovely young duo how were very knowledgeable about theatre and all the little things that we accomplished that some people may have missed.
If you haven’t been able to make it out to the show, I would personally like to invite you to come out and watch the show. Also, let me know if you are coming so I can be sure to look for you after and thank you personally. I hope to see you there on Friday on better yet, closing night!