4:04pm Find myself in the VST with Oliver Ruhl and Hannah Tyler. Open laptop and begin to watch “Downton Abbey” for the first time. Very confused.
4:32 Make way to Lower School Cafeteria for ‘dinner’ (because everyone eats dinner at this time of day). Take a bread stick to go.
5:27 Head upstairs to the buzzing dressing rooms. Grab costume and character shoes.
6:02 Finish putting on stage makeup; “Is this too much eyeliner?” “There is no such thing as too much eyeliner.”
6:41 Have hair twisted into braids for a Renaissance look. Classy.
7:01 Listen to Pranav Bhamidipati’s drum beat marking the start of “Too Darn Hot.”
7:32 Hum along to all of the Act Two numbers that I’m not in. Oh well.
7:58 Quickly change into electric blue leggings for the first number.
8:07 Run downstairs for the run-through of Act One.
8:14 On the frightening stairs, impatiently waiting for Jack McKay with Kyra Link.
8:19 Open doors to reveal all of the bright lights. The overture is about to start…
8:32 Walk off stage after dance combinations.
8:37 Realize that I am not on until the end of the act.
8:43 Change costume again…take a picture with Taylor Gutierrez.
8:53 Wait in the green room, casually dressed in Renaissance ‘garb.’
9:28 Make faces at Hannah Worscheh during “Were Thine That Special Face.” Admire Justin Bernard’s jazzy dance moves.
9:35 Be escorted onstage by my lovely dance partner, Collins Yeates, for “Kiss Me Kate.”
9:47 Listen to Mr. Bill’s brief notes.
9:52 Run upstairs and see the three missed calls from Dad… sorry.
10:01 Load my backpack, flute and rehearsal bag into the car. Why so many textbooks?
10:16 Finally home. The thought of homework briefly crosses my mind… eh.