Great Comet Experience
Haven’t been on in awhile, but if I was going to come back for anything, it would be this.
(Btw, I don’t know during which songs most of these happened because I’m still in awe, but I’ll do my best)
For reference, I was sitting at TP, one of the tables just upstage of Pierre’s Salon
Lucas Steele gave me a pierogi. It tasted great, btw.
So, Prologue, the show starts and I realize just how close the actors are to me. It’s more intimate than I ever could have imagined.
At the start of any show I see, I always feel like happy-crying, but you can’t do that when it’s happening just a few inches from you. I was smiling a lot, but not as much as I wanted (while also wanting to cry) so my face was doing this weird twitchy thing, and while this is happening, Anatole (Lucas Steele) is just looking at me and smiling and singing. It was amazing.
Pearl gave me a huge smile at some point. It weirdly felt like she was smiling at her child. It was a great feeling, honestly.
In Private and Intimate Life, Old Prince Bolkonsky (Nicholas Belton) very purposefully coughed on me. Is it weird that I’ll treasure that memory? Maybe. Princess Mary (Courtney Bassett) also made eye contact with me.
I made direct eye contact twice with Natasha (Denee freaking Benton) for several seconds, and now I can die happy
During The Duel, Nicholas Belton was leaning back against the rail and turned his head just enough to say, “Call me”
I got an egg-shaker!
In one song (might’ve been The Abduction) Dolokhov (Nick Choski) smiled at me while singing and gave a little nod, I nodded back. We had a moment.
Also during The Abduction, Balaga (Paul Pinto) leaned over the rail towards me, making direct eye contact, had me lean forward so he could sigh that “It just keeps going.”
A couple ensemble members sat right next to me (so sorry I don’t remember who), and Sonya (Brittain Ashford) and Marya (Grace Mclean) did too. Marya was there with me for the last three songs. During The Great Comet, I could actually hear her singing (ya know, not over the speakers) and that’s probably one of my favorite memories ever. Before going downstage for curtain call, she smiled at me
I might add more if I remember any other interactions, but that’s it for now