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February 16, 2020:

A VERY MOVING PERFORMANCE

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Well, dear readers, it was my intention not to attend our show last night, but I ended up going and am really glad I did.  Not only a great performance, but a pretty full house, and a terrific audience that included three young blind people, who’d come in to pre-record some off-stage voices.  I spoke to them after briefly (they are why I went), and they absolutely loved Peyton and she hung out with them.  They met all the cast members.  Kevin Spirtas was also in attendance, so that was fun.  I think people forget Dial “M’ for Murder and that I know how to actually direct something other than a musical of comedy – I think people are taken by surprise with this show in terms of my work.  And I suppose that’s a good thing.  Anyway, it was fun.

Prior to that, I only got six hours of sleep, but that was fine as I’ve gotten way too much sleep this past week.  Once up, I answered a few e-mails, then went and had a light breakfast, then stopped at a nearby CD/Blu-ray store – they never have much of interest and that proved to be the case but it killed time and so when I got here, she of the Evil Eye was leaving.

Then I just dove in and finished entering the last of the fixes I’ve been entering for the past five days, and then I went directly to the next set and spent the entire afternoon entering fixes from that one – over 350 pages of ‘em – they’re minor and easy to do and I’ll definitely finish with them by the end of the evening, at which point I’ll send it back to that same proofer so he can check out the now-lightly punctuated lyrics.  Then I showered and got ready and then moseyed on over to the theater.

After the show, I stopped at Gelson’s and got one of their pre-wrapped turkey sandwiches and some pre-packaged spicy Thai pasta, came home and ate those two items, which were actually really good.  Then I listened to some music, and then it was time to write these here notes.

Today, I’ll be up by eleven, then I’ll shave and shower, enter fixes, and then mosey on over to the theater for our matinee and talkback.  After the talkback, some of us are definitely going to Dino’s Pizza.  That will be grand.  After that, I’ll come directly home and enter fixes until I’m finished.

This week is all book stuff.  I hope to get Grant his copy by Monday and then he’ll get it into his program and we can begin designing the book.  I have a bunch of stuff to scan, some of which he’ll have to do because it’s oversized for my scanner.  I also have to get all our singers their music for the Kritzerland show (all songs are chosen), I’ll have a brief work session for the show, then the requisite meetings and meals, the put-in rehearsal, then I’ll attend that actor’s first performance on Friday, then I’ll spend the weekend getting ready for our big Kritzerland rehearsal week.  I know there are a zillion other things to do and I shall do all zillion of them.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, be up by eleven, shave and shower, enter fixes, then mosey on over to the theater for our matinee and talkback followed by Dino’s Pizza, then home to finish entering fixes.  Today’s topic of discussion: It’s free-for-all day, the day in which you dear readers get to make with the topics and we all get to post about them.  So, let’s have loads of lovely topics and loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, happy to have attended a very moving performance.

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