I spent all of Wednesday in the office, so I missed out on the kids' rehearsals. This means I'll have to make educated guesses about what happened today.
And by "make educated guesses," I mean "completely fabricate what happened during rehearsals on Wednesday."
The Godspell rehearsal started out as usual. However, at the end of the first scene, "Tower of Babble," there was a terrible clap of thunder, and all of a sudden everyone was speaking different languages.
"These things happen sometimes to theatre groups who put on Godspell," said musical director Christopher McAllister, in German. "It's just something actors have to learn to accept."
Fortunately, the preteens who partook in Los Pequeñitos Bilingual Theatre Workshop now possess the ability to translate any language at all, so they were able to help the teens resolve any issues.
Downstairs at Beauty and the Beast rehearsal, there were also some minor setbacks as half the cast transformed into giant talking inanimate objects.
"We think we must have accidentally angered an enchantress sometime during our lunch break," said preteen musical director Jake Fry. He added that a rose in a glass case appeared on the piano while they were rehearsing, and every time it loses a petal, another preteen spontaneously transforms into a piece of dinnerware.
"As actors, we must learn to adapt to any situation," said preteen director Maya Bhatnagar, who reassured that the show would go on as usual. "If some of the preteens' costumes look extremely realistic on show night, well, now you know why."
Sometimes, during a show, random problems pop up that nobody expects. What makes a good performer is the ability to work through these unexpected glitches and carry on as best they can.