We had our closing performance of The Mikado yesterday at 3 PM. It was universally acknowledged by the cast to be our best show of the run (which I think is a result simply of the show tightening up and coming together the more time we had with the orchestra). For my part, I felt it was my best performance.
Here is what my ex-husband's significant other wrote to me after seeing the show:
I just wanted to congratulate you on a wonderful show. ... it was your performance I found both hilarious and affecting - after all, Katisha is the only authentic character in the story. She's the only one who isn't pretending to be somebody else. You did a terrific job of making her a more complex and real person - and funny too, of course.
And at last, no more Oedipus jokes! (though you two did work awfully well together.)
My favorite line of Katisha's: "Who knows so well as I that no one ever yet died of a broken heart?"
Slept till nearly 10 this morning. Feel great.