Glad that’s over. It was a bit of a stressful run, as far as shows goes. This time we were underehearsed, underprepared, under you name it. But it all went off relatively well. Saturday night’s show was a bit of a blip on the radar screen (it didn’t go terribly well…), but the rest of it was quite good. At least I thought so.
Everytime I do a show I learn something. This time I learned a number of things. 1. How to stab yourself with a knife onstage without actually stabbing yourself. 2. How to stab someone else (it’s all very technical, actually). 3. How to act crazy. 4. How to make your own wedding veil. 5. How to sing recitative (kind of…). Those are important “How to”s. Don’t you think?!
On the serious side, this show taught me a lot about my voice. It’s big. Bigger than I imagined. And it’s powerful. It has body and core, and ping and focus. I think that I’m FINALLY learning how to actually sing. Weird, huh? I didn’t realize it took this much work. But it does. And when it all comes together, like it did for me on Friday night – it’s worth it. It’s worth it all.
And now I get to concentrate on my recital. Oy vey. I have A LOT of work to do. A lot. So, I’d better go and get started…