Last Sunday was our last weekend rehearsal (which is basically a dress rehearsal), then Wednesday our *real* dress rehearsal, and Friday and Saturday our performances. SMIS and Seisen students performed a stage adaptation of Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes. Somewhere in there, technically the Friday afternoon, was a matinee performance for our elementary kids.
You can check out a really tiny clip of the two scene-stealers, Charters and Caldicott, at SMIS's website.
We pretty much filled every seat for our 185-seat theater-in-the-round, but that wasn't a sign of success for me. Neither was the inordinate amount of well-wishing and congratulations. What was a sign of success for me was that the nearly-50-total students involved, cast and crew, banded together throughout the night and didn't want to leave even after the tear-down was complete! They started sharing contact information, taking pictures (with all 50 of 'em!), and laughing and joking even after we kept shooing them away.
Thanks to everyone involved! (And now in about four months I gotta put on a musical. Start those audition tapes rolling!)