Sunday, February 8, 2009

I think we did it... barely...

So the show opened last night, and it went really well!  However, I think we're still cursed.  Here's a breakdown of what went wrong, by character (and keep in mind, there are only 7 characters in the show):

Jeannie - original actress quit two weeks into rehearsals due to scheduling conflicts.  Replacement started two days later.

Pippi - original actress quit two days before opening night.  Replacement started same day.

Lin - fell off stage two days before opening night.  Spent night in hospital, got released, and back to rehearsal the next day.  Delayed opening night by one night to give her time to recover.

Duke - had minor car accident day after opening night.  Still made it to the show on time.

Pickles - burned a hole in her costume on opening night.  Costume replaced by second show.

Music director - kidney stones.

Director - dealt with all of this!!

I'm not a really superstitious person, but it turns out that someone said the name of the Scottish play in the theatre... In any case, we're all being REALLY careful for the next week!  

On an unrelated note, my car died again, but it turned out to be an easy fix!  The lighting guy from the show came over and reconnected my battery cables, and it works again!  At least temporarily.  Go car!


MJ said...

Bummer! Hopefully things will get better!

colbymarshall said...

Well, they say the curse of the Scottish play doesn't break until it takes a life, but my mom's ferret just died (sadly), I know that he didn't die IN the theatre, but maybe that counts???