Saturday night’s performance:
We got a standing O! Thank you, thank you.
Our biggest house yet, we opened the doors at 6:30 knowing we were missing 1 cast member. Bobby Smith was tied up in traffic because of an accident on the Bay Bridge. JR, our stage manager, kept me posted on his route, and, 2 minutes to curtain and the last guests were hurrying into the Source, JR told me he was on Florida Avenue. “Yes, but he’ll never get parking in time.” I said. And, on cue, the car parked in front of me pulled out, and I stepped into the spot to guard it. Sorry to those 2 motorists I turned away from the choice spot, but we were in a fix! (So to speak. See the show.) It worked. Bobby swooped into the spot, hurried inside, and 5 minutes later was onstage for the opening number. (We held the show a few moments.)
The show deepens with every performance. Darius, our music director, is having a good time onstage, and it’s infectious. The performers are finding the heart of each song. It’s a beauty to behold.
After the show, someone told me he heard our interview on WPFW, and when they played ‘Scars’, told his wife. “Drop everything. We’re seeing this show.” What did they think? They wished we had a second act. Maybe someday.
For now – drop everything. Come see this show – Sunday, or next Tuesday or Saturday. You’ll leave very, very happy.
PS: Thanks to everyone who is leaving comments on our website. Fran Landesman is reading them from London, and is very cheered.