>Well, Thursday night’s show turned out to be mediocre compared to the rest of the shows. I can only imagine what the review in the paper would have been like if the reviewer had come Friday or Saturday night! It seemed as though we got better with each show. I think I’m happy with how I did – even though I can still think of things that I would like to have done differently or better. Alas, that is the case with ANY creative project!
After the show on Friday, I went straight home and to bed. Saturday was going to be a big day – and it certainly was. Colin and I had breakfast at Reggies then ran out and got new dahlias (since I’d forgotten to water the first batch and the flowers on them had died). We re-planted them and then took them over to them Imperial so I could pass them out to the cast and crew as thank-you gifts. I had decorated the terra cotta pots with a Streetcar logo and lamppost, as well as their character names or crew positions.
We had to be at the Imperial at noon to get ready for the 2PM show. It may seem early, but by the time I do my makeup, get my hair in rollers, do Lisa’s makeup, get my costume on, get my hair done, listen to the pep talk… I have about 1 minute to spare before I need to be in place on stage.
The show was long – nearly 3 hours with intermission. So we didn’t have much time between shows. Only an hour. My folks came to Saint John to see the evening show, so I met them at their B&B and we went for supper at Churchills. I had a burger and had to leave early while my folks were still eating. The evening show went pretty well. Only a couple of small line and prop problems, but nothing all that noticeable. After the show, Colin and my folks came backstage to greet me, and I spent a bit of time visiting with my folks while Colin ran home and changed and then came back and helped the crew load everything out of the Imperial. I’m so glad my folks were able to come and see the show – they’ve never seen me act before, and I think they enjoyed it!
I decided to wear a new party dress for the cast party because I don’t often have a chance to dress up, but it seems as though I was one of only a few who dressed up at all. I guess we were all pretty tired from the show! I got there around 12:45 or so. It didn’t really get started ’till about 1:30. The speeches and thank-you’s were mercifully short so we could get on with celebrating a job well done. Colin spent a bit of time doing tequila shots (ick!!) with the heavy drinkers and then called it a night at 4:30. I was tired but I didn’t want it to end. I managed to stick around ’till about 5:45 and I hadn’t even had that much to drink. It was a decent cast party. I think we were all pretty tired from a long run and an especially long Saturday.
I slept most of Sunday morning then had lunch at Reggie’s with Colin and my folks. After seeing them off, Colin and I went to watch Claire’s singing recital. We made it through the first half and then had to leave. I desperately needed a nap. (I normally have trouble staying up past midnight – let alone 6AM!) That eveing, Colin and I had supper at Swiss Chalet and then we went to see an early showing of Shrek 2 which was really cute (perfect for turning the brain off and relaxing). I hit the hay not long after I got home.
Renny called and said that he was in town to do rigging and lighting for the Finger 11 show that’s at Harbour Station tonight. I’m going to try to at least meet up with him for after work for supper.
On Friday when I was off, I got moved to another desk on another floor. We’re now up on the 9th floor and since I wasn’t around when we moved, I am at a desk on my own by the elevators. Oh well – at least I have some privacy. I don’t have much of a voice today and I’m not feeling 100% so I’m not being especially productive. I think I’m also feeling a bit down now that the show is over and done with. I made some new friends (one of the benefits of working on a show) and I’ll miss working with them on a regular basis.