Well today is the 2nd day of my diet & after last night's dance rehearsal and workout session, I woke up ravenous. If I had been a bear caught in a trap I would have gladly chewed off my own foot to get to a Sonic Drive-In. Luckily this was not the case, and I will not have to hop on one foot to get from point A to point B.
We have another rehearsal tonight for Jekyll & Hyde. I am so blessed to be in this show with these amazing people. My only fear is that I will be the one who sticks out like a sore thumb and brings down the quality of the production. I haven't gotten called down for anything, so maybe that isn't the case. Yet. There is still the possibility that dancing like an epileptic walrus could damage the choreographer's vision :)
Tonight we are learning a new song. One of my favorite numbers in the whole show is called "Good And Evil" and it pretty much explains the entire show's theme: inside each person there is good and evil, and we must all make our decision to be one or the other; but ultimately we will be both regardless of our intentions. Unfortunately, Wolfbane couldn't get the rights to the song, so we're doing "Bring on the Men" which I also really like but for a different reason. This one is really brash and funny. But it has a 10 measure dance break in the middle where all of the whorehouse ladies shake it. I am really really worried about that dance break. I am neither graceful, nor sexy so I'm not sure how I'll fare with this choreography. All the other women (and in Tim's case, man) are dancers and then there's me. I do have to admit to feeling like I'm the stretch cast in all of this. I am not a great actress, I can't dance my way out of a paper sack and my singing abilities are greatly diminished from where they were when I was in college. But everyone is being really nice and not saying any of that to my face. One lady even mentioned to me that I had one of the prettiest female voices she had heard in a very long time. Which was a huge compliment because it was right after a vocal run through where we heard our principals sing for the first time.
But I do have to just gab for a minute here. There are so many cute guys in this show. Even though we are a small cast, we are powerful and everyone is just gorgeous. We have the smouldering dark dramatist, the adorable blond comedian, the wolf-like blond mystery, and the funny independent goofball. Something for every woman :) It's pretty bad that for my first performance in 5 years I have to work with so many hot men, because hot men make me nervous. Really nervous.
Well, I will sign off for now. I'll return and write more later.