whew! It's 10:51am & NO I am NOT out of my bed yet & I AM still in my PJ's! (yes, i know it's a luxury that i fully enjoy & appreciate my DH for...that HE works the 'paying gigs'!)
We had our 1st dress rehearsal last night...the play is Saturday night. It was the 1st for many aspects of the play....1st for crew members, choir, techs & sound...ect...
From the outside, looking in, it looks like shambles! Seriously. I know there was some trepidation..but I didn't feel much tension though. We got there a bit after 7pm but we didn't start 'acting' through the play until....was it 9 or 10? lol I want to say 10pm?
Everyone, from what I could see, seemed to be in good spirits which is remarkable because we are all average church people...you know, volunteers, most work 'day' jobs & it's right before Christmas...hello? kwim? Plus there was food--that's always a plus. ;-)
This isn't your average Christmas play either...it IS called 'Stable' but it has nothing to do w/ a stable, manger or the traditional Christmas story. lol It's also presented very UNtraditionally too....there are video flashbacks instead of live scenes.
I haven't seen the entire production because I was backstage....w/ my very well-behaved littles.
We did not get out of there before midnight & my dh picked up the littles around 11:15pm. They were antsy but not whining or troublesome in the least. I did have to remind them to be quiet backstage but we had to remind everyone of that. lol
Don't these things always look like a jumbled mess @ first? It's always been my experience anyway.....but like the A-Team, in the end, the director can say: I love it when a plan comes together. :-)