Thanks for all the great information.
I am glad to hear about the shows playing more than once. This was one of the concerns my wife had with the late seating. that and we normally do not eat that late at night.
I have always heard about the experience of getting to know the wait staff, and since this is my first cruise, wanted that experience (I think).
As all of you probably remember, there is a bit of anxiety with going onto a ship and not understanding completely all of things that you normally take for granted on a land based vacation.
I guess the best thing is to relax, let little things roll off your back, and remember that there are always other choices.