It's unbelievable all the things that went wrong even before the curtain opened.
Ok...here's a list of all the crazy things that happened. Louis and Sam both dropped the drum set down the cement stair case, you could hear the cymbals clanging all the way across the campus. I packed all twenty pieces of said drum kit into the director's tiny KIA and made two trips through the forest campus to the stage. On the second, both boys had to hang out the back, pinning the snare to the bumper.
When we got to the theater, the air-conditioning didn't work, so I was looking into the electrical circuit board when suddenly, a fuse blew and all the electricity in the theater shut off. Total Blackness. I was standing frantically checking switches labeled in Chinese with a flashlight. The lights came on only when I slammed the circuit board door shut in a fit of desperation.