Theater superstition holds that a terrible final dress rehearsal bodes well for an excellent opening night. I’ve never held any stock in that belief, but for those who do — we’ve got you covered.
Let me be clear. The cast gave a solid, focused, energized, in all ways excellent performance. They’ve done their homework and are revved up and ready for an audience.
However, we had technical fiascoes right and left. Things that were supposed to fly on cue didn’t. Something caught on something else somehow and one of the borders was ripped. On top of that, something funky happened to the computerized light board so all the cues we’ve labored over for the past four days have to be checked and re-set.
So I’ll meet early in the day tomorrow with our lighting designer to clean up the cues and re-set the computerized board, then we’ll meet with the crew to make sure things can and will fly when they should.
In short, we’ve got a rock-solid cast and we’ve met the requirements of superstition… so I can confidently say that Opening Night will indeed be fantastic.