For those of you that don’t know yet, one of my many extra curricular activities is participating in local community theater. Whenever a show is being put together there is a director, stage manager, costume designer, actors, musicians, music director, and many, many more. There are hundreds of hours of rehearsals and projects that transpire for months before a show eventually hits the stage.
Then you arrive. Hopefully what you see is a polished and entertaining end result of all those moving parts working seamlessly together. You laugh. You cry. You are filled with emotions, walking a little taller because of the experience. That, of course, would be a healthy outcome.
You see the healthy end product. What you don’t see is all the hours leading up to it. What you don’t see are the most important parts of the production.