Tonight was the first night for Lori performing Tommy with an audience. They have a preview show which is really the last dress rehearsal the night before the grand opening. I didn’t go watch it because I was busy working on getting the pictures I took last night added to the Rep’s web site. Lori came home reporting that they got a partial standing ovation at the end so she was pretty happy. I’m not sure what a partial standing ovation is. Does that mean only some of the people were standing, or they were only standing on one foot? I am planning on going to the opening tomorrow, so I’ll have a full report then.
Editor’s note added on the 26th: Opening night for Tommy! In the two days since I saw the last practice, the cast and crew made amazing progress. There were still some funny rough spots, but overall the production was very good. The crowd gave it a standing ovation at the end, and comments were very favorable. Lori can be real proud of her effort. Her husband will learn to shut up and try to be more positive.