OK, we did our preview for the show tonight, and the audience liked it, they really liked it! Plus it is really friggin fun. Not quite as exciting as Naughty French Postcards, but really fun. The family came to see the show tonight and they laughed and had a good time. Sharon had lots of notes to give the director and costumer, but I was able to fall back on the "it's not up to me" defense.
Exhibit A: Effeminate makeup for Sir Studley. Um, the director said: Everyone needs even rosier cheeks, except Bob.
Exhibit B: Shirtless Bob in a doublet is not authentic at all and the costume shows his beautiful downy soft underarm hair when he does his (ridiculous) studley poses. Too bad; that's what the costumer and director wanted.
Costume note: Now I know what a dance belt* is. It feels very, um... different.
Whatever. The show is very entertaining and a hell of a lot of fun. All of the cast and the staff in the company are really great and I feel very welcome and supported. I'm having a blast and that is, of course, the whole point anyway.
Am having really nice double martini (with two olives!) to pre-celebrate opening night. The producer told us there were lots of seats available for opening night (Saturday, today, hello) and to remind people that there was FREE CHAMPAGNE AND FOOD included in your $26 ticket. I hope to see each and every one of you there in about 18 hours or so.
*Dance belt = hyper-thong to corral the man parts