that Duckie is a difficult child. And then it's plainly apparent at other times. So Duckie had a choreography rehearsal this evening for the play she's in. She was placed with a group of kids "playing" in snow while a few adults are singing "Sleigh Ride". Both adults were blocked to "startle" the kids when they reached the line "At the fireplace while we watch the chestnuts pop." Poor Duckie! She was one of the kids with her back to the adults and couldn't help but anticipate the startle at the word "pop". She was cringing and completely giving it away. Luckily, the choreographer took my advice and moved Duckie to a different position once I explained that it would not get any better by opening night than what she was seeing tonight.