Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Deaf Blind Shuffle

Consider this -- about a quarter of Miracle Worker rehearsals were canceled. Why? No need to rehearse! All is well! Everything is going great!


Okay, the mother of Helen Keller (in real life) is a hair bit anxious about the fact that her child gets only, like under 3 full weeks, of rehearsals to prepare. And the understudy? That poor child just got thrown into the mix last night. Heaven forbid of anything happen to Scarlett.

These theatre folk live dangerously. On the edge. Banking on one child's performance, health and well-being -- Scarlett's. The Matron has Instruction from Theatre in her Inbox: no illness, no broken limb, no hair cut, no tattoos or piercings, no worries. She's doing her best, all fronts.

Today introduces the beginning of the real deal: tech week. Previews start on Thursday and Opening Night? One week from today.

Break a leg, Scarlett!

Weanie post, but the Matron and her family are off to Grandpa Don's funeral. The blog has been thin, reflecting the state of the matronly Nerve. Better days ahead.


Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Blessings to the Matron and all her family.

Balou said...

I guess they'll figure out the kinks during the first few performances? I bet she'll do fine.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I hope all goes as well as it can.

Kelly said...

As a veteran of community theater my pulse quickens at the thought of only having three weeks rehearsal, but kids don't fret as much as we mother's do. I can only assume she will be awesome. I wish I lived closer. I'd love to see Helen in action!

Sid said...

It is peculiar that a good bit of rehearsals have been canceled. I'm sure Scarlett is more than capable, though!

Thinking about you as you say your goodbyes to Grandpa Don.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Your blog is never thin.

Sheila @ Dr said...

I love your writing. Descriptive and eloquent. Nice to meet you.

JCK said...

I'm sorry about Grandpa Don.

Good thoughts for a fantastic run for The Miracle Worker.

Optimist said...

Holy smoke! How does the Matron handle all that driving to and fro??? I thought we were busy with 9-year old's Nutcracker schedule - but there were 4 casts and only 8 performances for YaYa!

I bow in reverence Oh Omnipresent One!

xoxo Bonnie in Houston