April 15, 2005

Without A Hitch, But A Needed Stitch

Sorry for the lack of writing. I have been busy with the show. Opening night was terrific. Well, expect for one small thing.

For those of you not familiar with Oliver!, go rent it, and then come back and read. Now, the rest of you, over here: During the group dance for "Consider Yourself" one of my two petticoats began to slip down. To keep it from falling to the floor, I grabbed the skirts in both hands at the thighs and took a small step right. My back is to the audience in this 45 seconds of the chorus, and a side step to the right and left are part of the dance, so I knew that once I had secured the skirt, I could get right into step. However, my dance partner thought my step right was his cue to step left. When he realized no one else was doing the sidestep, he looked at me confused. Through smiling teeth, I tried to communicate that my skirt was falling. Didn't need to make the thought stick because what felt like an eternity of wondering if my undergarments were going to be shown the world and tripped over by me, the cue came for the side-steps, and away we went swept up by the magic of the Artful Dodger.

I did; however, let the costume crew know that the skirt needed to be taken in a bit, and that in the mean time I needed a safety pin.

Posted by Rae at April 15, 2005 03:21 PM

Good save!!! Glad opening night went well. How did E do? I'm directing "Alice In Wonderland" for LCT this summer and you'd laugh at all the moms who are my new best friends until auditions. One person in particular would make you laugh!

Posted by: dancingqueen at April 15, 2005 05:33 PM

Wish I could have seen that! Delightful recount.

Posted by: Greg at April 15, 2005 06:59 PM

Is somebody videoing this? I have GOT to see it. BTW, I am feeling MUCH better. BP is going down, down, down.....


Posted by: Amy Jo at April 16, 2005 10:45 AM

I was a theater major in college, and did a couple summers of stock. Your post brought back so many memories of the many things that could and would go wrong during a performance! Thanks for the trip down memory lane! Hope your remaining performances are a hit!

Posted by: Carrie K. at April 16, 2005 02:52 PM

DQ- you are such a gifted director and choreographer. I wish I could see the play. And, I am sure that you are being greased with the best butter ;) Do tell, who is especially your friend these next few weeks?

Thank you, Greg.

AJ- DVD's are available. We'll have to watch it with some popcorn :D

Carrie- Thanks you :D I have been enjoying your comments. Just doing this has shown me that though I enjoy theater and acting, theater majors are incredibly energetic and I have a new found respect when I view any musical. You are quite welcome for the little jaunt :D

Posted by: Rae at April 17, 2005 12:04 PM
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