Saturday, September 20, 2008

Opening night

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.


Lyndsay said...


You looked gorgeous and I'm glad to hear that everything went well. I wish we lived in the same, errr, timezone, as I'd love to watch one of your performances!


Kristi said...

Yay! I'm glad your play had a great opening night! Sounds like you really enjoyed yourself! Wish I could see you perform.

Special K said...

Oh my goodness Beth....I am SO excited for you to be back into something you love! I thoroughy believe a mom is a better person when they can be creative and stretch their brain cells and do something they love- be it researching carseats, acting, or working in a high-powered job. I'm so proud of you! You look so happy!

duckbill said...

break a leg!

how many performances will you do?

I'm so excited for you and a little envious!


Sandi said...

Yeah Beth! Good for you! It's great that you're still following your dreams and being a fantastic mom. Way to be a role model for Ana!

Love the next layout, BTW.

Carol Beth said...

Sean--there are 7 performances. Fri./Sat. for 3 weekends, with Sun. matinee on the middle weekend.

Now that I'm past tech week we should be able to talk soon!

Becky said...

Glad to hear it went so well. I also wish I could see you perform!

Jonah Lisa said...

Can't believe I missed your opening night! So glad it went well. you looked awesome!