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Tuesday 30 November 2010
Alice - The Musical
It's the dress rehearsal tonight. The show starts tomorrow, running through Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights, with a matinee on Saturday.
I've been "volunteered" to act as promp, which is something I've done once before and swore never to do again. So much for never. Ha ha.
Linden will be in one of the dressing rooms, helping the girls into their costumes. there are some quick changes during the performance.
Linden and I were both up till three in the morning Saturday night. I was making a three and a half foot tall mushroom while Linden was doing a caterpillar costume. Then Sunday afternoon till early evening we were both across the road at the Civic Arts Centre for the technical rehearsal.
Anyway, fingers crossed but everything seems to be going okay so far.
Cassie's husband, Allan, is a professional light and sound engineer and is in charge of those aspects of it. So there are no worries there. Luckily he will be available throughout the show - he travels all over the place with his job. Not long ago he was in Albania!
One of our other daughters, Christy, is involved too as assistant director. As a schoolteacher by profession she's great at helping with discipline - and has a great sense of humour. Our son, Dharamn, has helped out too, providing various things, and his girlfriend Leesa has volunteered to help backstage in the dressing rooms too. Lots of family support!
If anyone would like to order tickets and access a map of where the Arts Centre is, they should use this link .