So... you met the Wizard?
Alright... two days to recover from a WONDERFUL weekend! I feel like I have been rushing through the past few days. I remember living them but it just feels so weird to have this dream come true experience and it not feel the way I expected.
I could not have asked for a better opening night! Even preview night was a real treat. There were some technical issues but overall, (opening night especially) the energy from the cast was through the roof. For opening we
decided that we needed to warm up and get each other pumped so Kristin (Stage Manager) reserved a room for us with a piano and we just let loose! I think that was the most comfortable I have ever felt with the cast as a whole.
We are never on stage all together except for curtain call so to be together in one room, singing, dancing and bouncing off the walls we really connected to one another.
We ended our warm ups by singing "can't you feel a, brand new day" and we sang our way back to the dressing room where the celebration really got started! Dominic, T. Mychael and Uri came down to wish us luck and more importantly to encourage us to enjoy ourselves and they even did a little Electric Slide with us:-P
It was finally time!
Kristin called places and we were ready to begin. I stood off stage waiting for Aunt Em (Ms. Tiana Hardy) to call for Dorothy. As the welcome ended and the overture faded out, the lights came up and we had officially begun! AMAZING!