What makes us so very jittery before a much-anticipated performance? How can we get rid of our stage fright once and for all?
Well, we can’t- and we shouldn’t want to. Stage jitters should be welcome and expected; it means you care about the work you’ve put in and about the quality of your show.
There is nothing, at this point, that can make or break your performance. You’ve done the work and the work you’ve done with shine through, just let the music take over, get into your character, and dance. That’s all. No matter what happens, it cannot make or break your performance.
That works of course in both ways - the work you’ve done will show, and the work you haven’t done will show. No stunning trick, nor daring leap, nor elaborate turn sequence can possibly help if you haven’t put in the work to earn the strength.
So now it’s time to just have fun. (And of course, pre-company, to ‘count’)