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I have lived through the trauma that is Christmas Carol once again.
This year was extra special. We were sort of cursed this year.
There was one hospitalization, two traffic accidents, and several
minor injuries spread among the cast and crew.
We also have two technical accidents.

One day our Ghost Marley got stuck up in the air on his flying rig.
The only way to bring him down was by taking him to the opposite side of
of the stage and letting him down him down in view of the audience.
So scrooge got an "extra" visitor when he went back to his old days at school.

The next "mishap' was much more scary. We have a section of the set floor
that is decorated to look like cobble stones. In the middle of this section is a
large manhole cover that hides a lift. This is where various ghosts make entrances
and exits. At the very end of the play a christmas tree is placed there to rise
up and add to the festive look. This year it is was computer controlled for the first time.
In order to work the " cover " part slides out if the way and the little lift platform comes up
flush with the floor. This time the computer lied and the cover wasn't all the way over
to it's open position. So the lift caught on the whole stage section and " lifted " it up.
It's lucky that the whole cast was down stage because there was a 6' by 10' area
torqued up to about 45 degrees off the deck. It could have been very ugly indeed.

On a personal note I was cursed with a killer sinus infection, that made me sick for three
of the four weeks we ran. The show went on, but we were limping to the finish.

It wasn't all bad. We had a very nice company party. And I discovered that I can indeed
rock the mic in Rock Band. It was fun to put my knowledge of 70's songs to good use.

I have spent the days since the 24th in laid back recovery mode. But it's back to the grind in the AM.
I go back to Jesus Christ Superstar Gospel , Pray for me :)
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I am in that wonderful time of the year known as hiatus.

We closed " Sleuth' last night. It was well received. I hope that
it made enough money. We won't know for a week or two.

It was " more exciting" than it should have been. One , of the two,
actors went out one night with laryngitis. His understudy had quit the
previous week so the director went on " on book'.
On book means that a person goes on stage with a script in his hand
and walks through the part. In this case, it meant that our very "flamboyant '
director camped his way through the whole night. Much to the equal
horror and delight of us all. The audience was offered the chance to exchange
their tickets for another night and several did , but no one left. :)


I have two weeks off . 10 days of that will be spent in Amsterdam
and London ! We fly out on Thursday. So I have adequate time
to clean the house for the house/ dog sitter. And do the thousand little things
that precede a 9 day trip.

I am looking forward to running away from the constant pall that is hanging
over us here in Atlanta. Our drought has now made the national news.
We are reusing water, flushing less, showering with buckets and all manner of
crazy stuff.
I can't even turn on the tap without guilt these days. Hopefully , the weather
patterns will return to normal before the year is out . If we can hold out it till then it
will all be okay.

Oh well , life is supposed to be a challenge right?

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