Laura has replaced Karen as Ouisa, and tonight was our first rehearsal with her. I've worked with her before on A Streetcar Named Desire and The Hen Gets a Flag. We worked the first half of the play, our french scenes 1-15, and she hit the deck running. She's just awesome.
Perhaps our biggest obstacle (at least until tech week hits) is getting through the two scenes with the kids without cracking each other up.
The kids think everything I say is hilarious. I've got to be careful, because what's funny in rehearsal is seldom funny to an audience.