To be honest, it's usually around this stage that I start to lose interest in any show. I enjoy the rehearsal process as we go from reading the script to putting together a working run of the show, but when it comes times to add the extras, and ultimately invite the audience, I couldn't care less. In my mind, the show is already done. No one really needs to come see it...in fact I'd be fine if we never performed it for an audience. At this point, it's just a lot of strangers watching us in a setting we've barely rehearsed in, wearing costumes we never wore before. This is probably, despite a few auditions and applications, I've never directed anything of scale before. Beyond the staging and acting, I'm not a huge fan of all the other production elements.
I don't suppose there's any real takeaway from this; I'm sure the show will go off without a hitch. But at least for me, once we cross over into tech, it's never quite the same again. The show belongs to the crew, and the costumes, and the theater now. It's for the actors no more..