The feeling in the room is very electric. People are tired and nervous and excited and hot. Everyone knows that the show is in an hour and this is why they are here. They are about to make this happen. And you can see it. Come to On the Boards tonight at 8:00 or 10:30. Seriously. You won't be disappointed.
On a side note: the stinky smell in the elevator has been identified: puke. Apparently, someone last night puked in a garbage can (we think it was an audience member) and when the cleaning crew was taking out the garbage, the bag exploded in the elevator. Hence: smelly elevator. Seriously smelly. Think about this heat.