Dress Rehearsal

My one dress rehearsal tonight. I walked out on stage, looked out at the seats where someone was taping our rehearsal and all the not-onstage-people were watching, and promptly forgot my song. It was miserable, I’ve never messed up on it before. Then I forgot the dance steps and sang the wrong words in the next song. But by the second act we’d worked it out. And I actually made myself cry during the first act finale, when I think my lover is being unfaithful! (Replace ‘me’ with the character name ‘Phyllis’ and don’t freak out) *proud* Tears, people. I made tears. :D
Second act was so funny…there’s a really hilarious scene where two guys are fighting over my character, and I have to try SO hard not to laugh, but one of them lost it today, and we all just dissolved. It was so hilarious.

And! I’m really enjoying doing the part with Luke. We double cast, so there are two of us girls and two boys playing Phyllis and Strephon. Unfortunately we didn’t get to do it in preordained pairs, so it’s more stressful, but Luke makes it so fun! I honestly feel like the other boy doesn’t like me all that much, but I’m friends with the former so it’s all right. He keeps coming up with really amusing ideas for the fourth night, when I do it with him. Today at the end of rehearsal, when we gave the curtain call a try, he asked if I’d jump so he could catch me, and I was too scared he’d drop me. :P He promised he wouldn’t and insisted I try it, so I nerved myself while watching all the others go (which is really funny), and then gave it a go. Everyone cheered, because they hadn’t been expecting it. I’ve never been the soprano lead before, this is so weird! I bow last, have duets…I even get to soliloquize for a while. I can’t wait for John Scribner to get back and see Matt and I acting together, it’s so much fun.

Sorry, I know this is boring, but it only happens once a year, and I live for these shows. :)

3 Comments

  1. Sonja!! Said,

    May 8, 2007 @ 11:18 pm

    Hannah, it is NOT boring! Anything but. =D I love hearing about your triumphs, and I am really happy that you have the lead this year. You deserve it! Guess what… I don’t have to go to camp ’till the 20th! Yay.

  2. Aunt Joni Said,

    May 9, 2007 @ 8:59 am

    Yeah! What Sonja said! :-D except about camp ;-) Break a leg – we’re all looking forward to it. Teddy’s psyched he gets to see it this year!

  3. Hannah Said,

    May 9, 2007 @ 5:51 pm

    Ted’s coming?! I didn’t know that! *is really, really excited*
    And yay, Son!

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