How pretty is that? And I needed it. Truly. Absolutely. With yearning, bells on my toes, and petticoat jingles, I desperately needed it.
Tomorrow starts tech rehearsals. Wednesday and Thursday are dress rehearsals. Thursday is "bring 52 kids to a market fair" night (and don't lose one of them!). Sound cues, preshow, program, photo call and then - TADA! - opening night. This week 52 kids will do their shifts in the dark, wear long dresses they cannot walk in and short pants they feel silly in, spray frankfurter calls into steel, sweat off their eye-liner, look for the glo-tape and create energy enough to send an astronaut to Mars. It's the most stressful week for the show. And the grandest.
I had a fine family meal (and ... to be redundant ... I needed it) and the starter was grilled clams. Find the recipe from Proud Italian Cook: HERE
Have plenty of crusty bread for mopping.