The show is open and what a great opening it was! We had a packed house, my family was there, and the show went off pretty much without a hitch. Lots of laughs in all the right places and people were in good spirits.
I was absolutely surprised beyond belief when the playwright walked into my dressing room before curtain and told me that flowers had been delivered with my name on it.
Flowers?!!??!? Delivered?!?!?!??! For me?!!??!?!?
From the one and only Miz Millah who is the sweetest, most thoughtful friend a person could have. I cannot thank you enough, Miz M. You are sheer delight and made my opening night even more special than it already was. Here is a shot of the beautiful bouquet along with some of the necessary items one must have on a dressing table:
4. Make-up Brushes
5. Opening Night Cards and Trinkets
In this photo you can see the awesome bruises I am rocking from accidentally slamming a prop into my arm. We added a new bit to the show when we were in previews and I never had the chance to run through it before performance. Once onstage, I ended up whacking myself pretty badly but didn't tell the director because I didn't want her to cut the sequence (it is hilarious and I knew I would figure out a way to do it without hurting myself...which I have and now it works!!).
And, here is a good shot taken by the PR folks during our final dress rehearsal.
I am finally sitting at home in my bathrobe and am about to head off to the pool with my sister; I cannot even begin to tell you how exhausting this past week was. Tech rehearsals that were from 1:30pm-11:30pm (which included afternoon rehearsals, evening preview performances with audiences, and late night rehearsals AFTER the show) + opening night on Saturday + 2 shows on Sunday = POOPED.