Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Could It Be Magic

She lives. By that, of course, I mean I live. I have - more or less - recovered from the loathsome virus that threatened to exterminate me. And, like all obnoxious viruses, it has left me weak, exhausted and generally spent.

Luckily (?) I had a house full of guests during the glorious reign of the Virus That Shall Not Speak It's Name. Even more fortunately, these guests were mostly of the teenage species, who helped out immensely during my ordeal by asking for food and money, arm-wrestling me for the remote control, and remarking every 32 minutes that I probably had the swine flu (which of course sparked a number of exceedingly clever pig-related jokes.)

It's a good thing that I love my kids, and by default, their friends, most of the time. Otherwise, you might have been reading a guest blogger post explaining about my recent arrest for homicide and where you could send contributions to the bail and defense fund. You WOULD donate, wouldn't you? (Just say yes - since I'm not incarcerated, it's a moot point, anyway.)

I managed to make it to play rehearsal, but I know one of those days I wasn't very helpful. Mostly I was thinking the whole time, "why do these people have to be so DAMN LOUD?" Tonight things were much better. I can't believe we're almost to opening night. We have one more rehearsal this week, and then a tech rehearsal Monday for lighting and sound cues, dress rehearsal on Tuesday and then....Opening Night next Thursday. Hard to believe we're going to be ready, but I guess we'll make it happen. (sing with me: Overture, Curtain, Lights - this is it, the night of nights - no more rehearsing or nursing a part - we know every part by heart....)

The closer we get to the show, the more nervous I'm getting. I guess it's a good thing I'm behind the scenes and not on stage. I just want so much for this to go well, for everybody to do their best. I think the play is very funny, and I want the audience to have fun, to laugh, to GET it. There's nothing like the feeling when the audience is truly invested in a theatrical production. The energy seems to surge from the audience into the actors, inspiring them to a new level of performance. It's magical. That's all I want - a little magic. Is that so much to ask?

16 comments:

jojo said...

poooof! or bibbity, bobbity, boo... In case you're wondering that's what a little magic coming your way sounds like..;p soo glad you are feeling better. I can't wait to hear about the play. I. know. it. will. be. great.

Andrew Scott Turner said...

Hey, it's MUTE point, Missy

Gawd

Mary Ellen said...

Andrew - Don't start with me, buddy.

AirmanMom said...

me...so glad you are feeling better! Good luck with the play!
~AM

c3 said...

Ahh. The show MUST go on! So many people counting on each other to bring magic to willing audience -- there's no better thing. Break a Leg!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

YES! you know you could hop a plane and come live like the southern half lives if only for a while! its another scorcher here today.

Alice said...

I hope your play is magical... and I'm pretty sure it will be. Glad you're feeling better!!

Becca said...

now I have images of bugs bunny in a tux and tophat dancing in my head...

glad you are better, crossing fingers for the play. Break a leg

Under the Influence said...

Dang, you have been sick a lot! I do hope you are feeling 100% better soon.

Caution Flag said...

All this time, I thought you had the lead role! I love your writing personality and was certain that it would carry through in acting. Funny how my thinking processes work.

Glad you're feeling better :)

claudia said...

I wish I could come and witness the magic. I know the play will be great!
So happy to hear you are better. Whew! NOw...no more of those viruses (virusi?) you hear me?!?
Love ya!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I am already worried that I won't raise enough money. I need you to help me get over that fear. But do it in a nice, non lectuirng way. Do it in the supportive amazing friend way, ok?

Only $270 so far - is that good? OR bad?

Do any of your readers want to enter? PLEASE?

http://www.firstgiving.com/hallietwomey

Scriptor Senex said...

Of course we'd bail you out. That'd if there's any money left in the bank account after junior has been at it....

Mrs4444 said...

So exciting! I hope you'll be able to post a few video clips?? Break a leg!

Abby said...

I'm so glad you are feeling betttttta :)

Vegas Princess said...

Glad you are better! I am excited to hear all about the play and how wonderful it goes! Make Hallie go see it so we have an impartial view from the audience too!