The dancers get their ten-minute call and rush around to find their places. Ronnie says tonight is a big deal for him and practices a couple of leaps. Adam announces the ballets for the audience and the "Paquita" dancers backstage are still getting in place, nervously. The orchestra begins "Paquita." It's very pretty and flouncy and I apologize, but I wasn't hired because I know anything about ballet. Sad to report that no one spontaneously changes into red toe shoes and a different hairstyle mid-performance. Ronnie and his codpiece do lots of leaps and spins.
Time for Beckanne's solo. She says she's very excited before going onstage, but she looks pretty nervous as she waits in the wings. Not a trace of it while she's dancing, though. The kid's a pro. Rex watches admiringly from backstage. Adam says Beckanne did beautifully, and this tells him she's ready for major roles and a leading position in the company. And maybe someone will tell her to trim her damn split ends!
Allison's turn. She says she can't compare herself to Beckanne, and there's a Frankenbite edit when she says Beckanne is nineteen and very talented. I wonder what she actually said. Allison goes onstage and everything goes to hell. She talking heads that she'd asked the maestro to speed up the tempo, but he was slowing it down. Actually, last week she kept saying he was going too fast. Backstage, Christiana's husband, principal dancer Chris, throws his hands up in frustration. Allison says she doesn't think the audience can tell she's off, but that Adam can. Rex says he thinks the conductor ruined Allison's performance. She comes offstage very upset.