Opening night of Thoroughly Modern Millie went really well.
There were a couple of things that I wish went a little better vocally, but for being nervous, singing in a completely foreign style than anything I have done before and having so few rehearsals, I think I did ok. I manged to not to trip and fall and even managed to dance in heels.
Lots of friends and family came to lend their support. I don’t think I have ever had so many people I know at a single performance of mine. In fact, I broke the theater’s record for friends and family ticket reservations at 42! It was pretty awesome to have a Muzzy Van Hossmere cheering section, I must say. There was thunderous applause and cat calls every time I made an entrance. Even though they were friends and family I think everyone really loved the show on its own merits. A lot of people told me that they liked it a lot more than they thought they would, which is always a good thing. I’m not surprised, though. It is a just a funny and entertaining piece of musical theater.
I’m just glad people I love were a part of the evening. Jonathan was proud of me and had very minor critiques of my performance (I always ask him to be blunt and honest with me. I trust his musicianship and most of his acting comments are accurate.). My boys LOVED the show. James and Christopher asked me for my autograph and kept calling me “Muzzy Mamma” the whole way home and are begging me to do another season so that I can have them work the western BBQ cookout that the theater offers before the show begins.
The costume worked well and miracle of miracles, my hair managed to hold up through the whole show. No small task considering I wear a ridiculous wig for a portion of the show and have to rip it off while I’m still on stage. This photo was snapped with my friend, Tom and his wife Karen after the show.
Tom rocks. He is a fellow Cache Valley Illuminati member and also co-hosts a local political radio talk show, KVNU For the People and he is kind enough to give me shout outs on the air from time to time. Other bloggity friends came as well.
I’m dead tired and really wish I had the ability to make this into a funnier post, but there is no way THAT is happening tonight (this sentiment also applies any and all naughty acts of nature that I am sure my husband would love to have occur this evening).
I just wanted to check in and say thanks to everyone who came and hooted and hollered for me and for the well wishers who kept me in their thoughts!