Sunday, July 09, 2006

Hitting the Stride

Indeed we have.

Despite there being one or two places where all three of us in the cast tripped a bit over a line or two, I think this was an even better night than last for the show.

For one thing, very surprisingly, more people came to see the show tonight, than came to see it last night. This many were not expected, and just the fact that the crowd was slightly bigger than last night was pleasant in and of itself.

Not to be out done, however, it was a responsive and sharp crowd. All of the laugh lines got laughs from this group, and many of them got hearty laughs. The pacing was good, the timing close to spot on, and there was a lot of fun in the air.

The applause at the end of the performance said it all, as far as I am concerned. Warm applause. The kind where you know it is more than simply being polite; it's a sign that a good time was had by most.

I have said it a million times...I would rather have 35 people really into a show, than 100 duds out in the house.

So, perhaps tomorrow's matinee and closing performance will be a surprise, and have the same amount of people, equally warm. Statistics say that it will not be, however. Either way, I cannot complain. Two consecutive nights with appreciative audiences more than makes up for a matinee that might be dull.

To quote Meat Loaf, "Two outta three ain't bad."

Of course, three out of three being a bull's eye would be even better.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Two out of three? (At the least)...then ya done alright.

Susan Abraham said...

Yet I've always enjoyed the atmospheric flavour of a matinee, Ty. Wonderful news to an enjoyable post. Happy for you!