Wow...what a great crowd.
Sardi's was so busy with their dinner patrons today that we literally had 30 minutes to set up the show and get it ready after they had cleared out the second floor. And that was no small task.
Not only had we never rehearsed in the space before, we had to set up sound for the first time, configure the tables for seating, and make sure that everything was in place before we let in the first ticket holders.
But for never having worked in the venue before tonight, not having a sound check and and not even being sure of who was sitting where...all in all it was a wonderful night. I just kinda milled about before the show saying hi to everyone.
It was so good to see many of you there. Tony Walton came with his family as did many of the Tale supporters, Rae and Evan were there singing along as well.
We actually got a sitter (one of our dearest friends baby sat for us) so that Dana could come and see the show.
Brandi sounded amazing (she's going into Mama Mia by the way). And Michael Hayward Jones stepped in too. He'll be singing with me tomorrow (Sunday).
We did learn a lot tonight. Pacing of the show, song list etc. We might change the song order a bit to make things flow more smoothly.
But so glad to be finally be doing the show. I love the interaction I'm able to have because everyone is so close. It's like singing in my living room (but with big speakers).