This last week has been a flurry of matinees for A Christmas Carol. There were two evening shows and eight matinees where we sold as many seats as we could to any schools within a one-hour bus-ride radius of the Centre.
We have a very specific way to load in the schoolchildren, and we get very territorial and pissy if a teacher interferes. Well, I do get pissy, but for the most part, I grit my teeth and smile. A theatre full of children smells. It's like pre-BO, running-outside-in-grubby-snowants kind of smell, and I hate it.
We didn't have a lot thrown, had only one puker, and I got to confiscate a camera. and, to top it off, the show was awesome - a good, true telling of Dickens' story. Comic Genius Wade Lynch (tm) played Scrooge, and I must say, he was great. I think he knew that Scrooge is really a buffoon, and played it so.
I have to go change now for another shift in the theatre, but I'll update more hen I can.
(And today we sent out the Emergency Preparedness Plan for the Gallery! Yay! One project done!)