It’s officially Nutcracker theater week, day one! I’ve yet to actually set foot inside PPAC this year, but with preparations already taking up so much of my time (notice the above photo in which I’m sewing pointe shoes in the car en route to a check up with [one of ] my [ many ] back doctor [s]), I can already tell it’s going to be a great deal busier than my last theater week.
With a definitive cast list still up in the air, I’m feeling a bit uneasy about this weekend’s performances. When will I be dancing which roles and with whom? Just tiny details! Although, casting questions aside, I’m not sure I’ve ever really felt super duper prepared to perform by day one of theater week. It’s always those tech and dress rehearsals onstage that take my comfort level from restless to ready. Hopefully PPAC works its magic and I can sleep easy tomorrow night before Thursday morning’s show. Wow, just two days until we open! Where has December gone?