Sunday, January 18, 2009

Spitfire Success!

It's almost 3 o'clock in the morning right now. I can't sleep. I'm so jazzed up and feel the need to squawk about it.

The show is going great. The response is really amazing. Instead of the usual obligatory "Great show, wonderful job" statements you get from the patrons as they pass, we find ourselves surrounded by people grabbing our hands and saying with great exuberance, "That was fantastic!" and other expressions of rapture. People are REALLY enjoying this show!

Yes, we've had our share of problems. We've had several forgotten lines and song lyrics, a wig falling off on stage, a mic cord getting caught on something and requiring one of the techies to run to the store during intermission to get it working again. And that was all just tonight!

But it never seems to matter. We've had standing ovations both nights. I think the seats are going to fill up quickly.

And this cast is the most amazing cast I've ever worked with. The talent is impressive, and they like to go out and bond and have fun. We went karaoke-ing tonight and I'm still dancing and humming. So much fun. That's why I'm still awake. We have a matinee tomorrow, but at least I could sleep until 11:30 if I wanted.

This must be sinful, to be enjoying myself this much. Or at least fattening.

I'm going to be blubbering like a baby when this show closes. I hope I'll be able to put the tears to good use on the stage.


WSarazen said...
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WSarazen said...


I found your blog. This is Caleb from the Sarasota, Florida cast of The Spitfire Grill. Your director and director have been sharing pictures of our two casts.

We opened our production on Thursday evening. We are having the same success. The audience is just loving this.

This show has been an amazing experience for our cast as well. We've been out together. We've had pot luck dinners during our long rehearsals. It has been a pleasure being in a cast of 6. Well, 7 if you want to count Eli. But I'm Caleb, Eli is a pain in my butt.

I wish you the best of luck with your production of The Spitfire Grill.