Last night we had rehearsal for Beauty and the Beast. It's a rather large cast, ranging in age from about 7 to >65. Early in the evening I passed a group of teen aged boys backstage and about passed out. I have NEVER smelled such bad body odor. Several thoughts went through my head:
- we're not even in costumes yet
- the spotlights aren't on yet
- it's summer in South Carolina
- please, don't let it be the silverware (I'm a spoon)
I was very relieved when my knife and fork fell in line and I was able to breathe without incident. It must be one of the other 'enchanted objects'.
I delicately asked the director to make an announcement during notes after rehearsal about the importance of taking showers, using deodorant, etc.
I hope 'he' was paying attention. Otherwise, it could be a very long, smelly month.