It was sort of a strange thing today. I went to see a stage performance ("Crazy for You" at Plaza Theatre) and did not yabber on endlessly on the way home about how I wish I could do theatre again. Instead I was thinking "This is a really fabulous show, and in less than three weeks, that's gonna be me on stage! Ohmygoshthat'snotalotoftime!"
I sat by the Crazy for You director's mom, who's 80+ but was still proud as punch. "That's my son!" she told me, pointing to his name in the playbill. A neat lady, who definitely plans to come see Annie. Will have to keep an eye out for her. Her baby boy (Jay Lewis) will be playing Daddy Warbucks in my cast of Annie, and Mr. Bundles/Hull/Drake on the other cast. I think her [really very subtle] perfume might be what triggered my allergies, though.
Had costume fittings today, and I left there rather excited because two of my four costumes were really wonderful: an evening gown for the NYC scene that fit almost just right, was long enough and not too chesty; and a suit for the cabinet scene that wasn't actually very Perkinsy, but was very cute and made me look like I have some curves. (The other two costumes are intended to be understated and bland: homeless person and housekeeper.) However, after the CFY performance, Tina, one of our producers and the costume goddess, regretfully informed me that she needed to reassign my two 'pretty' costumes to one of the actresses playing Grace. Since Grace needs to be in them longer, and is, you know, a principal character, I will be content with a slightly less wonderful evening gown that's on the snug side and is only calf-length on me (I'll be in it for five whole minutes with a fur coat over) and a much more Perkinsy suit. I am excited to be wearing a costume at all! Woot!
My project this week (besides processing photos) is sewing bloomers for orphans for under Christmas dresses. And doing the fit alterations for my Mrs. Greer uniform.
It's coming together!
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