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So I've had a busy few weeks, suffice to say.

I tend to go on these panicked, stress-benders just before I show or audition. I get more paranoid than usual and I just generally stress over things. So leading up the sole performance of Alice in Wonderland, I was very jittery.

Found my Sketchbook a few days ago, it was backstage and hadn't been touched, thankfully. Still hate my body, but that's nothing new and since I haven't had a SGF rehearsal in a few weeks, my weight hasn't been brought to the forefront of my mind, so I'm not NEARLY as depressed as I was two journals ago. We got the lights in so that show will be sometime in January. Plenty of time to learn my lines and all, most of which I have down pretty good.

So, Alice in Wonderland.

I was pretty panicky leading up to it, not so much because I was nervous, but because we only had one chance to get it right. And yeah we'd been selling tickets, but still, I'd been hearing around how people thought it was going to be stupid, because this wasn't based on either of the movies, but the Manhattan Project's version.

Well... We're backstage freaking out because we had no batteries for the mics when Mr. Johnson, our director, comes backstage looking like he'd seen a ghost.

"What's wrong?" we say.
"... 600 people."
"... What?"
"600 people. We had to bring out more chairs, and pull out the bleachers. Ran out of tickets too, stamping hands. 600 people!"

To which the majority of the cast responded with dropped jaws and 'Well shit.'

That's when we got excited, and that's when I dropped into 'Get shit done' mode, along with everybody else.
Suddenly, mics had batteries, props were set, costumes in place and nobody was bullshitting or talking.

We kicked that show's ass, my friends. Standing ovation.
 
I have quite a few pictures to post, but there are 65 of them, so I think I'll put together a whole post for that.

I also cleaned out the whole fucking backstage, essentially by myself because I am the only one with any heavy-lifting skills in the Thespians. But we freed the backwall and found a lot of gross shit, but it's CLEAN now. And we found the plug outlet, which is apparently named Steve. (No really, it had a name written next to it.)

But now that I have like, nothing to do. Sort of bored. :P

Nice to rest now, though.

ALSO HOLY SHIT THE HARRY POTTER SEVEN OH MY GOD WHAT ARE WORDS

NEVILLE YOU SEXY MOTHERTRUCKER YOU WERE IN IT FOR LIKE TEN SECONDS AND YOU ARE MY FAVORITE EVER STILL AND ALWAYSSSSSs

Coherence at a later date.

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sockmonkeyhere
Nov. 22nd, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
That's FANTASTIC, Alison! Isn't it wonderful when it all comes together AND you get a nice big audience AND they love your performance? I'm so happy for you! :D
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