After many evenings of practice, my daughter's first play will hit the stage Friday. Final full dress rehearsal this evening. Alice in Wonderland, and she's Card Soldier 1. Six performances this weekend, the first four are already sold out, 800 tickets each. It's a big step, and I'm proud of her. For her to choose to follow me on the stage...Yes, I'm proud. I'm not on stage this time, but I will be in the wings. Backstage. Both my wife and myself. Has her lines down pat, costume fits, and she's ready as she can be before the curtain opens. Practice begins for Tom Sawyer next week..We're both in that one. And yes, there's always butterflies in my stomach before the curtain. It's always a rush.