Well, we're still here! Amazingly, we've been able to put together a full cast every day, for every show, since this unbelievable winter weather started. Here are some "highlights" of the past few days:
We're having contests before every show to guess how many people are in the audience. The winner gets their pick of OBT logo-gear. (sorry, the contest is limited to OBT dancers, staff, and crew!)
We've organized ride shares and group pickup-dropoffs to get stranded dancers and crew to the theater and home again.
The company had 30 pizzas delivered to the stage door on Sunday in between shows so no one would have to go out in the blowing snow to find sustenance.
Several dancers spent the night at the Marriott hotel down the street to avoid the stress of figuring out transportation, and a number of intrepid types have been walking in from various parts of the city.
The space heater in my dressing room has been really handy for thawing out my frozen toes.
Linda Besant, our "Dance Talks" presenter, historian, and on-stage Grandma, has been cross-country skiing her way from the SE to the theater.
We're thrilled and gratified by how appreciative the audiences who have been able to make it are. It's an immense help. I won't lie--- spirits around here are flagging a bit. This has been a hard run, and being this close to the end is no comfort because there are still performances to do. It's not over 'til it's over! If you're out there in the audience, thank you for coming, and if you can't make it, we'll see you in the new year.