Watching a great theater production is magical...but it's a lot of hard work for the people who are putting on the show.
Jennifer Perry, who plays Rosie in Mamma Mia! on Broadway, played the same role in Las Vegas 10 years ago. As she tells us, at the time she was single, not a mom, and, well, 10 years younger!
Now, though, the days of sleeping until noon the morning after a show are over! Usually she's been on duty with her son Wayne since 8 a.m., and has to be onstage singing and dancing and full of energy 12 hours later. Think how drained you are at the end of the day, and imagine having to be on stage to entertain a bunch of paying customers in a well-loved show.
In fact, Jennifer prizes the time she takes care of applying her own makeup because it's about the only alone time she has all day. Sounds familiar?