Wednesday, July 17 - the culmination of all our hard work over the past four months! "Perfect Mothers" had two fantastic readings. It was a mad dash of rehearsals - and Nancy Opel was a true champ for jumping in and learning her part so quickly. She was terrific, and so was the rest of our cast: Adriane Lenox, Kenita Miller, Jenn Colella, Amy Bodnar. Their talent and dedication during the days of rehearsal and rewrites inspired me to work harder and better than I thought I could. It has been a true privilege.
After the second show I drove home to New Jersey and celebrated with my family at the diner. They sell cocktails at our neighborhood diner! I had a whiskey sour and a grilled cheese. If that doesn't say "post-show happiness" I don't know what does.
Here are Shelley Butler (left, director) and Tina (center, composer) and myself on opening day. Shelley has been incredible and Tina and I feel so lucky and grateful for all her hard work and amazing insights into our show.
However, I need a haircut. I look like Richie Sambora.
One more performance tonight. Can't wait.