Shaun read this journal and noted that whatever I said about the rest of the week, I needed to make the Friday entry something like "my god, Armando produced a miracle, it all came together, and it's going to be a wonderful show."
My god, Armando produced a miracle, it all came together, and it's going to be a wonderful show. And all that is mostly true (especially the wonderful show part - we open Jan. 5. Come see the show!)
Maybe not a miracle, but Armando did make some tweaks to the structure that I think really addressed the problems we were having, and really play to the stengths of this group. We ran the show the new way a couple of times, and it felt a lot better. And then most of the cast went out drinking together, which always helps.
We're taking off the holidays, and then we've got two more rehearsals, sans Armando. And then we open (come see the show!).