Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January 12th rehearsal

Today's drawing: Favorite Vacation

Today we did an extensive warm-up so the cast could be energized and prepared to do the stumble-through. First we did some vocal warm-ups. Then we went onto "Chop, chop, saw", "Zoom", and "Ninja Foot Tag". By the time the designers came, the actors were ready to go.

The stumble-through went really well. There were some rough patches where blocking was wonky. After sitting back and watching the show straight through I definitely saw some blocking that needed to be fixed. Although there were some things that needed fixing, especially because of the new set, the whole cast did a wonderful job at following their instincts.

After the stumble-through, we blocked the end of the show. I knew this was going to be a more difficult part to block, not because there is extensive movement, but the emotional aspect made it hard. It isn't easy rehearsing a child's death over and over again, that's for damn sure.

From now on we are going to start working on the fine details and nuancing the show. Only 1 1/2 weeks until 1st dress rehearsal. Things are going to be crazy!

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