Question of the Week
by Melissa Wimbish
How do you deal with pre-performance chatterboxes?
Everyone has a different pre-game ritual. Some avoid dairy, suck on apples, hydrate like mad, or grab the smelling salts! Every singer is different, but it seems that across the board, most like quiet, alone-time backstage.
Alack, there are always a few that just want to “Chatty Cathy” or “Chatty Charlie” it up with you backstage. Uhhh…Mi scusi! If that’s the way you deal with nerves, go to the green room and please call a friend. Don’t disrupt the necessary quiet time for singers that are actually serious about giving a focused performance. We all know what happened to Papageno when he couldn’t keep his mouth shut (he got his mouth locked up with a magical padlock – tee hee!).
Are you a pre-performance chatterbox? Confess!