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Saturday, February 8, 2014

WHAT A GREAT COUPLE DAYS OF REHEARSAL!!!

Thursday we officially finished blocking our play.  It is finished.. Choreography is finished (THANK YOU ERIN, thanks Gabee) and blocking is finished!!!! WOOT WOOT 
From here on out, we will run the show... and run the show.. and when we are finished doing that, we will "run the show again", ha ha... Tell your kids to buckle up-this is where the fun begins and we pull this production together!!!  

Today, Saturday, Teresa and I met with both casts' leading characters... What a ridiculously amazing experience and privilege it is to work with these AWESOME kids!! Teresa and I taped on wireless mics (great idea Teresa) and watched our 3rd and 4th graders work as professional actors for the first time.. So fun!!!
 Couple of things:
1) EVERYONE MUST BE MEMORIZED BY THURSDAY!!!! Both in script AND in music... We will no longer be using the vocal tracks... It is all cast voices from now on..  ALSO we cannot run a smooth rehearsal if our speaking parts are not memorized.  Everybody MUST be memorized by Thursday!!

2)COSTUMES ARE DUE!!!  It is impossible for Teresa and I to know if you have a complete costume unless we see it with our own little eyes... We do not want the kids to put them on or wear them to rehearsal "yet", but we do need to see "head to toe" costumes.. If you have already been checked off by Nikki, Erin, Teresa or I, then you are finished!!  Great!! SIDENOTE:  Thursday, some kids were sent home with a note listing items they still need!!  Let Teresa or I know if you are having problems finding anything for your kids... And if we don't respond to texts or email, LET US KNOW AGAIN :)  If you have texted or emailed and Teresa or I haven't responded to you, Mrs. Erickson in particular, it is because I need to see what your son is doing in NYC "exactly".  I will know 100% what his costume entails on Thursday after rehearsal!! Also, if your child lost the note listing missing items, as usual feel free to text or email me.  I will let you know exactly what you are missing.

3) THANK YOU to everyone who has pitched in... I feel so lucky.. Not only do I get the opportunity to direct a show with my best friend, Teresa Watts, but, we have gotten to know all of you wonderful people better and seen your devotion to your child!!! It really is a beautiful sight.  Rollin in almost daily, we have water bottles, candy, extra costumes, sets being assembled and built, set being painted, crazy awesome cardboard things being cut out, curtains being sewn, bloomers being sewn, maids hats and aprons have been sewn, props being brought in, and the list goes on and on... I MEAN WOW!! It is really coming together... Thank you Thank you THANK YOU for all your amazing help!!!  We couldn't do this without you!!  I really do feel so lucky.  You are the most amazing parents... Teresa and I thank you for your support and love...  This sounds odd, but, this is a magical experience for me.. It really is...

4) REHEARSAL THURSDAY... Nothing has changed from last week, nor will it from now on....

FEBRUARY 13 3:00-5:30
EVERYONE

FEBRUARY  20 this is a "half day"12:15-3:30
EVERYONE

FEBRUARY 22 SATURDAY
CAST A 12:00-2:00
Leading Characters Only:ANNIE, WARBUCKS, GRACE, ROOSTER, HANNIGAN, LILY
CAST B 2:00-4:00
Leading Characters Only:ANNIE, WARBUCKS, GRACE, ROOSTER, HANNIGAN, LILY

FEBRUARY 27 3:00-5:30
EVERYONE

MARCH 1  SATURDAY
CAST A 10:00-12:30
EVERYONE
CAST B 1:30-4:00
EVERYONE

MARCH 3 
CAST A3:00-6:00(depending on how well we are doing, we may end at 5:30.  Watch the blog for the ending time for these rehearsals)
EVERYONE

MARCH 4 
CAST B3:00-6:00(depending on how well we are doing, we may end at 5:30.  Watch the blog for the ending time for these rehearsals) 
EVERYONE

MARCH 5 
CAST A3:00-6:00(depending on how well we are doing, we may end at 5:30.  Watch the blog for the ending time for these rehearsals)
EVERYONE

MARCH 6 
CAST B3:00-6:00 (depending on how well we are doing, we may end at 5:30.  Watch the blog for the ending time for these rehearsals)
EVERYONE

MARCH 8 SATURDAY
FINAL TECH and DRESS REHEARSAL-
CAST A 10:00-1:00
EVERYONE
CAST B 2:00-5:00
EVERYONE

MARCH 10-CAST A OPENING NIGHT!!
MARCH 11-CAST B OPENING NIGHT!!

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