Opening nights are usually fun and high-energy but also often have a good number of mistakes. Last night had great energy without lots of flubs--it was a great opening night for The Odd Couple! The audience laughed a lot, and they were very kind after the show. I love it when an audience genuinely enjoys a performance.
My personal theatre tradition is to make personalized cookies for the cast and crew. I use an excellent sugar cookie recipe supplied by my friend Betty.*
I play Cecily Pigeon, and a talented fellow actor plays my sister Gwendolyn. We Pigeon sisters had a ball onstage last night. I am thoroughly enjoying having a purely comedic role. Our characters don't have any deep messages to deliver to the audience; we're there to make people laugh. Here's a picture of us from last night.
I'm on a little bit of a high today. It's so, so good to be back onstage.
*My recipe friend's last name is Crocker, and her recipe consists of adding 3 ingredients to a mix. Seriously, it's a really good sugar cookie mix and beats my from-scratch sugar cookies by a mile.