The machine that is A Christmas Carol is now into regular run mode. That doesn’t mean that we’re relaxing, it just means that we are now in a fairly regular rhythm.
Our Christmas shows take a little longer to settle in because of the double casting. Every show is a different combination of people, and each one of those combinations can change the dynamic. It takes a few weeks to learn exactly what to expect.
There is nothing wrong with having to stay on our toes, though. It is important that we keep our lines fresh. I still have my share of bumbles. My most embarrassing was a word that I couldn’t come up with during a song.
The word was “Christmas”.