We are in full blown rehearsal mode around here. The annual Christmas musical starts tomorrow night and I have a small part in it as well as directing it. Brian is in the pit band and the kids are just along for the ride.
We've rehearsed several hours every night this week and tonight is our final dress rehearsal. I'm glad it's time for performances instead of rehearsals but I'm still a little nervous about whether we are ready or not.
Things went better last night, for the most part. There were still song lyrics that were mumbled and lines that were forgotten and poinsettias that got dumped on the floor, but overall it was good. One actor (and if you go to my church you know who it is) still has me a little worried. He has a tough time with memorization and tends to ad lib when he gets nervous. I never know what lines will come out of his mouth on any given night. Last night when he was supposed to say to his fiance during his breakup speech, "You are just too busy making money to make a life" instead he said,
"You are just too busy making money to make a baby".
Oh boy! I hope I don't get excommunicated for putting on an R rated show.
I'll let you know how it goes.