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02 November 2002 @ 04:17 pm
"everybody loves that man... Bugsy Malone"  
So I need to write about the play.

What to say, really. One more show left [tonight], after having a matinee earlier on today, and 3 night performances. It's been a long week. I'd love to say that it's going brilliantly, but in all honesty, it's not. Some shows are running smoother than others, and that gives us some hope, but from my position backstage - calling cues for kids, telling cast to keep quiet, and running after people - it's messy.

It hasn't been the easiest of productions. Kids are always more difficult, especially when there's over 50 of them. But its okay. After tonight, that's it, and really, even despite all the chaos and stress backstage, there have been some good performances. Even the night when one of the lead actresses was sick and a chorus girl had to take her place, or when on Opening Night the lighting board didn't work for half of Act 2. But you know, it all works out okay. Because it just has to in the theatre, and somehow, the show always does go on.
absolutions on November 2nd, 2002 04:37 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear things haven't been running as smoothly as they should. However, I'm sure it's still a wonderful show. Sometimes the imperfections are what make it good and realistic. :)
(Anonymous) on November 2nd, 2002 06:43 pm (UTC)
close stranger
sorry to hear that there are problems, but we have to remember that they are only children and aslong as they are enjoying themselves then it is a sucess.
i was just wondering what exactly your role in the play was... you talk alot about directing... were you the director? or dance... were you the coreographer? what was your official title?