Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ah, Happy Day of Divine Delight

Opening night went smashingly well. I couldn't have asked for anything better! Everyone sounded absolutely wonderful and everything went smooth as glass. I'm just so grateful for all the hard work that everyone - cast, crew, orchestra, etc etc - put into this because it totally paid off. What a triumph!

I think my feet are still floating six inches off the ground...

Friday, January 29, 2010

Farfalle is Your Friend

6 hours to curtain! That means that it's time for pre-performance pasta! w00t!

I am so pumped! I cannot wait for tonight. It's going to be a great show!

So here's to relaxing until then...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

One More Day To Go!

I can't believe it. TOMORROW IS OPENING NIGHT!!

Yesterday was Mozart's 254th Birthday. If I hadn't been so busy, I would have celebrated on here by posting something. I wanted to have a party, but I couldn't because of dress rehearsal. But then I thought: what better way to celebrate his birthday than to sing opera? It couldn't be more perfect.

I'm all ready to go. I LOVE this show and I LOVE my character and I just couldn't be any happier than I already am.

Much love to anyone who's coming and here's to opening night!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Or(laugh)sky

My character's name has been butchered ever since I was first cast. First it was Orlovsky, then it was Orlafsky, and then there's the infamous Offlofsky. It's just like my real name: no one can seem to get my last name right. I've seen some pretty awful/interesting/entertaining things over the years.

But today was the first full-tech run-through. I'm still amazed by how so many tiny details somehow work together to make this great show. There are so many people who are responsible for the simplest things, but if one of those fails to happen, the whole show goes down the tubes. It's almost like every successful performance is a little miracle. I'm so grateful for the crew who do all the things that really make the show work. I can put so much work in, but it can all fail if the crew people aren't their amazing selves. So YAY FOR CREW!

I was so WIRED today. It must have been the costume and the lights and the smoke machine and everything. My character was just so PRESENT and I was amped and I expending all my energy during those hours. I was completely exhausted after my run-through. I fell asleep on a pile of furs during Act III and one of the choristers braided my hair. I said that Orlofsky would protest and they said, "Not if Adele did it." Touche.

This has been such a great experience. I'm really excited for the week to come, but I'm also a little sad because I don't want it to end. But I won't think of that now. Here's to Fledermaus!

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Prince is Born

I don't know about you, but when I was little, I LOVED playing dress-up. Well, today I got to be 5 again and play dress-up. Only this time it was for real.

I had my first costume fitting for Prince Orlofsky. I don't think I've had this much fun since...well, I've been having a lot of fun lately, but this was really a riot. Christina, the costumer, brought in all these crazy things for me to try on. So I strapped on my 32% Lycra bra and pulled on those boy clothes.

We tried so many different things, but we couldn't settle on one outfit, so I have a costume in the making. Christina has to go shopping again. Yay for another dress-up day! We couldn't settle on a wig, either. I really hope I don't have to cut my hair after all...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Week One? CHECK!

So, I successfully survived week one of staging rehearsals. I only got three new bruises and I didn't trip at all! I didn't get choked by an extension cord, beat up by a boy, or pushed down a flight of stairs! This is truly an accomplishment. Sure, I gave a few boys some bruises (accidently; I don't know my own strength), but that's okay. They probably deserved it anyway. (LOL)

We did so well this week that Isabel gave us the weekend off. We've been commanded to REST and not do anything. Sounds like a plan. I have my costume fitting on Sunday -- that should be really fun.

Here's to tech week! I'd better rest up while I can.