Saturday night, I saw Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I went into it not in the best mood. Mom wanted to see it, but I had invited a friend that I had hoped would come too. She didn't.
Well, anyway, the place was *jam* packed. "Full house" as the theatre term goes it doesn't cover it. It seemed more like an over-flowing one (500+ easily).
As usual this theatre guild lived up to its reputation as one of the best in my area. Although it was almost as if I was watching several plays in this one. Yes, I saw a great version of Joseph. I also was thrown down memory lane too. Normally I'm lucky if I see one or two people who were active in the guild when I was when I go to a production. Saturday both on stage and even more in the audience were familiar faces.
The man who played Joseph I knew very well. I was also seeing him in Fiddler on the Roof when we did that together. That is one of my favorite theatre memories, and he was also in the most unpleasant play I was in, 1776, (for backstage tensions -- Hmm, which "the L woman" was in the center of come to think of it). The cast of Kiss Me, Kate, (which was the first community theatre play I was in) was also well represented. I was watching those plays and the backstage joys and tribulations of them too.
It almost made me reconsider my decision not to do any more plays. Then I remembered the work involved too. Between the work and how bad it can get when a cast doesn't "click" backstage, I won't go back unless they put on a favorite play of mine.
On other topics, some time ago, I mentioned Boots, my cat, was sick. Well, I'm still worried about her. She is acting much better then she was, but she still isn't eating much, and she is just skin and bones now.