So we had our initial read-through tonight and it went very well. One key sign of success is that we laughed a lot. Certainly with comedy, but also with tragedy, I think it’s important for the team to be able to laugh during these initial discussions. It’s a sign of creative thought and also of creative listening. More than anything else, I think laughter is born of surprise. And creativity is nothing if not surprising on some level. So if we can surprise each other during these initial discussions, then we have a good shot at surprising our audience a few months from now.
Another really great thing about tonight is that Gilbert and Sullivan surprised us more than anyone else involved.