Not only was it the second to last performance of Salome tonight BUT it was also John Mac Master's birthday!
So while the opening scene on stage got underway, little did the audience know but some of us were backstage watching John cut into the 2 very yummy, very creamy cakes.
Although everyone was happy to celebrate with him, I found out that the performers couldn't quite have their slices of cakes JUST yet. After all, they had to sing. And moist creamy cake does not for optimal vocal range and projection make.
Course by the end of Salome, the plates and plates of cake vanished.
Happy birthday John from everyone at the VO!
~ Ling Chan