That sounds like a lot of rehearsals doesn't it? But it really isn't! With songs and dances to learn, costumes and changes and entrances and exits to get right, there is so much to perfect, it feels like we need twice as many!
But there is something magical in the process of theatre that never fails to surprise. Gradually, we go from stumbling and bumbling around the stage, tripping over our own feet and singing the wrong words with the wrong notes at the wrong time to becoming so familiar with it all that we can do it without thinking. Then, if one of our songs came on in the supermarket, we'd be like the men in The Full Monty who go into their dance routine at the dole office, and start pirouetting down the tinned vegetable aisle.
We're about half way there.