For those of you who asked how today's first preview of Aladdin went, let me just say this...
There's a school of thought shared by certain theatre people - - myself included - - that bad previews result in truly incredible opening night performances.
It's superstition, plain and simple, but there's something to the fact that, when many things go badly in previews, the cast is hyper-aware and focused on opening night.
By this logic - - bad preview = great opening night - - the opening performance of this show will change theatre as we know it.
Actually, it probably WILL change theatre as we know it. Not necessarily in a good way. But theatre will be changed, nevertheless.
I mean, Carrie can't stay the worst production of a musical for an eternity, now can it?