It’s all happening so fast! Here we are at opening night already. We’ll do a few last-minute tweaks this afternoon, then the performance, and after that a grand party at a local restaurant. Our preview audiences have been wonderful, and we can’t wait to be officially up and running! It’s too bad the run is only two weeks, but we’ll enjoy every minute of it. I play a dozen different roles, and one of my favorites is the chatty and excitable Mrs. McGarrigle, proprietress of the McGarrigle Hotel in the Scottish Highlands. Here I am as Mrs. M, with Joe Foust as Mr. McGarrigle, welcoming Beth Hylton (Pamela) and Christian Pedersen (Richard Hannay, our hero) on a dark and stormy night.
My thanks again to director Peter Amster and Artistic Director Andrew Kato for a fantastic experience, and to all the designers for such a beautiful-looking show. I just wish they could all stay and hang out with us for the whole run! But we’ll have a great time doing our zany little play with the fabulous staff of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. This show is like being a cog in a giant Swiss clock–the “show” backstage is almost as complicated and wacky as the one onstage! Break a leg, all! Off to opening night!!