Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Someone has to strike a pose...

The title is a line from one of the funniest scenes in the Scarlet Pimpernel. More on that below...

I have to say I cannot remember a show I've performed in that was this close to be ready for an audience this far out. We open two Friday's from now on June 1st. By Thursday's rehearsal, I fully expect us to be running everything full speed. We had a vocal rehearsal last night and just about everything sounded audience ready. There's a few spots it's sticky, but we'll definately be there very soon. We have one dance to choreograph today. It'll be tricky because specific people have to be dancing with each other at specific times. But, I expect tonight will have an hour and half to hammer that all out exactly. We already know that the dance moves are, we just need to put in all the partner changing. See the show and that will make more sense.

The best scene (by best I mean FUNNIEST) is when the men learn how to be fops. The entire scene is hilarious. I don't want to ruin it for anyone, but 7 manly man getting in touch with their inner-girl is going to be funny.

Not only is the show just about audience ready (minus tech, that's next week), we've gotten to that point without having a single rehearsal where everyone single cast member is there. Lots of conflicts, but we're all so professional about our craft that it hasn't been a problem. And, the cast has been completely enjoyable to work with. Everyone is easy to talk to, joke around with etc. This is one of the best casts I've worked with on a personal level.

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