30 January 2008
28 January 2008
Nothing else today....
The melting is looking like we might get a school day tomorrow, but we shall see what night brings in terms of temps and precip!
26 January 2008
Much Ado & Auditions [UPDATED for SNOW - 11pm]
Tue - Act II & III
Wed - Act IV & V [Changed due to snow]
Thu - Act I & II [Changed due to snow]
Fri - OFF (Regionals)
Sat - OFF (Regionals)
All Rehersals 5pm until 7:30pm
- Tuesday and Wednesday will be in an ALTERNATE SPACE (like the Band Room)
- Yes - they will run concurrently with the Fiddler Auditions, with staff overseeing while I am not there. The objective is to run scenes OVER and OVER getting off book.
- A Snow Day HAS cancelled rehearsal, but I will still be at the school (I expect around 11am til maybe 3pm?) and people who can SAFELY travel are welcome to join me.
- The Snow Day will also shift auditions. For now, consider Tuesday to be as scheduled and Weds to be the old Monday audition slots.
21 January 2008
OK...LATE schedule posting :P
TUES - the deception of Ben and Bea... and pickups with whatever cast that brings in
WEDS - the plotting and scheming - Jonna, Borr, Con, The Watch, Claud, Pedr, and POSS Meg
THUR - Opening Act plus Wedding AGAIN
FRI - FULL CAST 3 pm to 6pm
19 January 2008
MONDAY - Work and Rehearsal
The remainder of the week's schedule will post BEFORE Monday.
11 January 2008
Read Thrus for the One Acts!
- WASP at 4pm
- Actor's Nightmare at 4:30
- Comic vs Fiction at 5pm
10 January 2008
Much Ado about the Week of 1/14
Build Day - Saturday 10am until 4pm... sorry, NFL fans...maybe we can get live updates of games over my laptop :P
MON 1/14, 5pm, 2 hrs - I.2, I.3, II.2, III.2
TUE 1/15, 4pm, 1.5 hrs - end of I.1, II.3, III.1
WED 1/16, 5pm, 2 hrs - V.3, V.4
THU 1/17, 5pm, 2 hrs - III.5, V.1
FRI 1/18, 5pm, 2 hrs - III.4, V.2
06 January 2008
REHEARSALS - Week ONE of "Much Ado..."
TUESDAY - 5pm- 6:30 (approx) Wedding Interupted - Act IV, Scene 1
WEDS (Switch)- 5pm- 6:30 (approx) Opening - Act I, scene 1
THUR (Switch)- 5pm- 6:30 (approx) Arrest and Depostion - Act III, scene 3 / Act IV, scene 2
FRIDAY 4pm- 5:30 (approx) "Dinner" - Act II, scene 1
From this schedule, you should realize something very quickly: YOU are expected to know what scenes you are in. If you speak, the script will clearly indicate it. If you are PRESENT, but silent, I will be letting you know. We have approximately 5 weeks from 1st rehearsal until opening. Most rehearsals will be from 5pm and will last 90 minutes to 2 hours, with some actors releasing early and some not called at the beginning of the session. Exceptions: Any night when the boys basketball team plays at home, we will start at 4pm and rarely run longer than 90 minutes.
PLAN NOW to NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR WORK or MOST OTHER COMMITTMENTS from Feb 7 until we open. Plan Homework around that crunch time, too. FEBRUARY 9 will be a Rehearsal Day (ONLY WEEKEND REHEARSAL.)
February 11, 12, & 13 will be 5pm call for costume and make-up, with actual rehearsal starting at 7pm and running UNTIL WE FINISH, which will get closer to 9pm each time, but will run OVER almost certainly. Prepare your parents NOW, please.
We must stage the entire show during the first two weeks. and be mostly off book in that same time. We will then have 2 more weeks for character and polish. And then we are in tech... and then we have an audience.
05 January 2008
Local Movie Audition - SUNDAY
Audtions continue Sunday (they had them Sat, too)
info in an article HERE from the Mail Trib
Shadow of the past...
Emptying my storage unit, I came across a stack of yellow note pads. Most were blank, with pages torn from the front. One had a phone number on it. It was NOT 867 5309. One had the following:
I don't know. The thing that convinced me the most was the testimony of those people across the hall. Didn't they say something about a n argument between the father and son at 7? I don't know. I could be wrong.It also contained the remainder of that character's lines for that entire act. So... who's (student) notepad is it and from when? Bonus if you can identify which OTHER student is mentioned on the pad by name as the speaker that triggers the NEXT line.
Further humor value from seeing which additional names are on the pad - the owner (three occurances), one other student who was present at the event, and I SUSPECT one other student crossed heavily out. That one, I need the owner to confirm. It true, it is oddly appropriate.
[Update] Answer will Post on Wednesday. No spoiling HERE. Write your answers on actual paper, hand 'em in when you see me. REAL extra credit. I'll be shocked if anyone younger than current juniors get 100% of what I asked for. Underclassmen will be considered for inaccurate, but really funny answers.
03 January 2008
Writers' Strike Info (prompted by Jacob)
Also looming: The Award Shows. As hackneyed as Bruce Villanch's jokes are, they are WGA written - so whoever hosts these gigs is going to have to be able to work without a script. We'll see how that goes.
02 January 2008
NO BUILD DAYS
Mean time - CAST of MUCH ADO should be reviewing their scripts.
FIRST REHEARSAL will be a READ THRU on MONDAY, JAN 7 at 5:00pm
EVERYONE IS EXPECTED TO BE THERE!!!! That includes production staff.
Only people not called are the handful of non-speaking roles that are yet uncast (though two are pretty firm, based on interest being brought to my attention)