Was That a Glitch, or am I Dreaming?

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Hi, all. Here it is, the finished list of what was wrong with each performance of “A Christmas Carol” this year. I have categorized them by performance.

Thursday, 12/21:
Marley skipped many of his lines, the bed was quite misplaced, my costume change from a caroler/dancer into the Spirit of Christmas Present was too short, and Theresa missed a few light cues. “Touch my robe” began the “Streets of London” sound cue, but she was supposed to wait until Scrooge actually touched Present’s robe. That, and she brought up too many lights after the scene change into Present. I wasn’t supposed to be visible until I said something (“Scrooge!” perhaps?).

Friday, 12/22:
Kathryn couldn’t change dresses for the Char Woman/Old Joe scene; Theresa still did the sound cue for “Streets of London” too early; Marley skipped lines again and repeated himself; the bed wasn’t pushed far enough to stage right during “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”.

Saturday, 12/23:
Marley’s scene was rushed; Scrooge missed his “Lo-lo-long past?” line, and therefore cut Past’s “No, your past” line; Present yawned on stage; the lantern got kicked over during the scene with the Cratchits.

These are all the glitches I could remember. If I missed something, or included something that didn’t happen, let me know in the comments.


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