6:30 a.m.: Hit the snooze button.
6:35: Hit the snooze button again.
6:40: Hit the snooze button again.
7:00: Finally roll out of bed.
7:25: “See you in 14 hours, Mom and Dad!”
7:40: Observe that the guys are still wearing eyeliner.
7:45 a.m.-2:40 p.m.: Something happens, but we’re not sure what.
3:00: Make pre-performance Teahouse run.
4:45: Arrive in Lower School Cafeteria for “dunch” (or “linner”).
5:00: Amy helps Lydia put a rat in her hair (No not this type of rat: http://vetmed.duhs.duke.edu/Photos/rat2R.jpg. This one: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7d86dWBNAyA/TwsuU8kH0RI/AAAAAAAAAtg/VXx_suAnKXQ/s1600/IMG_1707.jpg)
5:05: Jam to Miley Cyrus’s “See You Again.” Realize that the Squawkers sound amazing while singing and slowly stop off-key humming.
5:27: Start curling Lydia’s hair.
5:36: Amy picks a favorite curl.
5:37: Amy chokes on hairspray.
5:43: “Yay!” Amy says as she picks a new favorite curl.
5:57: “Cast, you have 40 minutes until the meeting!” assistant director Janine Louie calls into the dressing room. “You don’t have to be fully ready by then…” *cue sigh of relief from girls* “…but be mostly ready.” Panic sets in.
6:02: Lydia’s hair is fully curled!
6:35: Entire cast and crew gather in the large dance studio.
7:45: Jam to Justin’s singing “Steal with Style.”
8:03: Lydia’s hair slowly turns from curly to wavy.
8:27: Choke on vapor from fog machine during “Deeper in the Woods.”
8:30: Intermission. The Movers perform an adorable skit.
9:05: Mouth the words to “Goodbye Salome” because dancing and singing at the same time is impossible.
9:40: Extricate rat from hair. Realize that a particularly stubborn clip is actually an overly hair-sprayed bunch of hair.
9:50: Lydia’s hair is now straight.
10:05: Feel sorry for customers at Dessert Gallery who have to deal with sudden onslaught of theater kids.
Amy Kang and Lydia Liu