Once upon a time, there was a production of Jesus Christ Super Star that was having a very hard tech week. The biggest problem they had was the cross. Somehow, in all the time they spent building the set, they never really figured out how to balance the cross. So during dress rehearsal when Jesus climbed up onto the cross, it fell over sideways.
Unfortunately, Jesus was strapped to the cross, so he went down with it.
The Tech Director was called in and “fixed” the cross. So at preview when Jesus climbed up on the cross, it fell backwards (’cause that’s a lot better than sideways). It took the entire first week of the run for them to successfully crucify Jesus.
So whenever you think you’re having a bad day, just picture the poor dude who played Jesus falling sideways with the cross and being stuck like a crucified turtle while the audience laughed awkwardly at his death.
And in other news, I just found out that you can preorder The Siren’s Realm eBook on Amazon! Look, Ma, I’m all grown up!