Just a quick post before I head off to our last rehearsal…Yesterday was an easier day – just a 3-hour rehearsal in the afternoon, so we had a little more time to explore. The cast had dinner together and then we watched last night’s big show, which was a South Beach-themed musical revue. Then we turned in early because we were supposed to have rehearsal this morning. What we didn’t know is that there was something else scheduled for the theatre all morning, so we had some unplanned time off.
So far I’m having a terrible time sleeping, which I think has to do more with show anxiety than anything motion-related. So last night I finally fell asleep sometime after 2am, only to be awakened at 3:45am by an alarm and announcement declaring a “Code Bravo” on the deck below me. I got up and looked at my safety handouts from the first day to find that Code Bravo means…a fire! Fun! No! There was no further instruction, so I knew I was just supposed to wait in my room, but needless to say I was freaked out. I heard crew running around outside my door, and I was trying to decide whether I should be ready to leave if I had to. For some reason I decided against getting dressed and strapping my valuables to me, and instead watched TV. About 45 minutes later, we were told that the fine was out and everything was fine. I came out of my room this morning and it smelled like smoke and there was water everywhere. Hopefully this kind of excitement isn’t a regular occurance.
Tomorrow will be our first day off, and also our first port day – we’ll get to St. Thomas around 11am and spend most of the day there. Soon I’ll have more to report than rehearsals and fires!