April 15, 2010
“Sawyer, you listen to me, and you listen hard. Two hundred people, two hundred jobs, two hundred thousand dollars, five weeks of grind and blood and sweat depend upon you. It’s the lives of all these people who’ve worked with you. You’ve got to go on, and you’ve got to give and give and give. They’ve got to like you. Got to. Do you understand? You can’t fall down. You can’t because your future’s in it, my future and everything all of us have is staked on you. All right, now I’m through, but you keep your feet on the ground and your head on those shoulders of yours and go out, and Sawyer, you’re going out a youngster but you’ve got to come back a star!”
There is no way it’s already April 15th. There is no way the curtain opens in 7 hours and 15 minutes on 42nd Street. After being at school until 10, 10:30, and 11:30 every day this week, I still don’t feel ready..but I suppose I could do that for weeks and I would never feel ready. But it’s time. I’m super nervous and slightly overwhelmed, but that curtain is going to open with or without me so it’s time to be ready!
I’ve never had a part before, so I’ve never had to memorize lines or learn songs or worry about dance solos. Not to mention quick changes backstage in between every scene. Needless to say I am terrified, but I will be okay thanks to the help of Exon coffee and encouraging friends 🙂
[Insert Plug Here: The show is Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:30 this weekend and next weekend. Call for tickets 770-761-9073 or visit patriotplayers.com ]
P.S: Please don’t tell me to break a leg..I’ve already tripped over a moniter and almost fell off the stage..it just might happen. :p
P.P.S: I promise I will get around to writing about Haiti eventually. My attention has been stolen since I stepped off the plane, but I won’t leave you hanging for too long!