Thursday, February 23, 2012

It's snowing!

Once again, the weather has turned after the school day has ended.  What about rehearsal?

If the schools have not been closed, then there will still be rehearsal.  But please exercise reason -- if you feel the roads are too dangerous, please don't risk it.  Just send me a text or e-mail, or give me a call, and let me know you won't be there.

Thanks, and be safe!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Rehearsal Tonight -- Attendance Optional

Rehearsal tonight is optional for cast.  The way it works is, if there is no school scheduled, but rehearsal is scheduled, the rehearsal is optional.  If you can attend, please do.  If you cannot attend for any reason, you are not required to, and you don't need to notify anyone.  These rehearsals are colored in blue on the online calendar.

We will do as much as we can tonight with whomever shows up.  It's difficult to plan what we'll do when I don't know who'll be there, but I will do something that involves everyone who's there. 

Remember, this week we start our OFF BOOK rehearsals.  Though I may not be as strict about it tonight, considering it's an optional rehearsal.

Tomorrow is voice rehearsal for all cast.


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Entering next phase of rehearsal

We have one scene to block and a couple of songs to choreograph, and then the show is blocked!  Great job!  This moves us into the next phase of  rehearsal, when the actors focus on their characters and goals.  This gets easier when we get off book after next week and the actors can move around without a book in their hands.

Keep up the hard work!  It will be important to keep moving forward as we start to bring in tech elements.

Tonight's rehearsal will focus on the "Rock Island" number and on line memorization.  8th graders have their program at the high school tonight, so anyone who will be over there is already excused from rehearsal.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Off Book Reminder

Remember that the cast will start off-book rehearsals the week of Feb 20th.  Starting with rehearsals that week, cast members will not be able to have their scripts in their hands during scenes.  Actors will be able to ask for a line prompt by saying "line".

Tip:  Go over your lines a little at a time each night.  Work on a scene at a time, or cut the scene in half if it is a large scene.  You'll have your lines down without much effort!

Schedule Changes

There are changes in the rehearsal schedule for Thrusday, Feb 2 and Friday, Feb 3. 

Thursday night we'll review songs we've finished so far.  6:30 - 7:00 we'll do "Piano Lesson", "Goodnight My Someone", and "Gary, Indiana".  7:00 - 7:30 we'll do "Iowa Stubborn", "Ya Got Trouble", and "76 Trombones".  7:30 - 8:00 we'll do "Rock Island" with the Traveling Salesmen and train passengers.

Friday night will be vocal rehearsal in the Chorus Room at 6:30.

See you then!