I popped into the production, office, saw the model of the set, and read the plans for the trap doors, the falling snow and the orchestra. And then I panicked.
"Why did I say yes to this show?" I asked Courtney Riggar, the Production Manager.
She just laughed but I was serious. I've never done a show this big. It's like Broadway without the pay.
- 20 in the cast
- An orchestra
- Body Mics
- Snow falling from the rafters
- 4 follow spots
- Mops popping up out of the floor
- Things that go bump in the night
Well, perhaps not bump in the night but I can't be sure; I didn't actually get through all the special effects.
The Assistant Production Manager, Jessi West, said I'd kick this show in the ass. Well, we'll see after it's all said and done.
So now, I'm sitting here drinking wine and instead of updating contact sheets, and pouring over scene breakdowns, I'm just panicking. I'm on the third step of the pool and it's time to just jump in.
Sink or swim, there is no getting out of the pool now.