Ok, not really 2nd verse...but 2nd show...and then third, fourth, and fifth show...
How do I keep the energy up and keep it as exciting as opening night?
Well--just think of all those people that are there for the FIRST time to see us!
I don't think there will ever be a performance I'm not 'nervous in a good way' for. When your body and mind have been finely tuned for 3 weeks of rehearsal, there shouldn't really be any surprises, although the excitement of what is about to happen as soon as I walk out for my first cue always make me giddy and make my heart beat faster.