Monthly Archives: March 2006

Brilliance

It was a brilliant opening night!   All the elements came into alignment, and we presented a purely magical evening of precision, relaxed confidence, and ferocity.  I am extremely proud of the work tonight, and of every moment of work over the past months … Continue reading

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Final Dress

We have completed our final dress rehearsal. And our list of things to deal with before Opening Night is short  — and so very doable.   Until then, we will continue to tune and to tweak. And, throughout our brief run, … Continue reading

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Two Days

Tonight we ran with a full orchestra (minus oboe and trumpet) — but Alan filled in the missing musical notes, in addition to conducting.  He’s a talented man!   I must confess that we had a rather rocky performance — perhaps … Continue reading

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Three Days to Go

Well, we did it.  We have loaded into the Carolina Theatre and have successfully completed one cracker-jack run through in the performance space.  There is still some tweaking and problem-solving to be done, but it is looking pretty darn good. … Continue reading

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Five days, and still counting

Another day of "scattered unison," as we continue to count down to Thursday’s opening.   Charlie and I worked for several hours on attaching the truck body to the chassis and we were both happy with the results.  Otherwise, I answered … Continue reading

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Six days, and couting…

Tonight was our last staging rehearsal before moving into the theater on Monday.  The next time we run this show we’ll have actual platforms, steps, and furniture — as well as costumes, props, lighting, and make-up.   We won’t, however, have an orchestra until … Continue reading

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Seven days, and counting…

"Patience" opens in seven days — and that seems about right.   We had a fantastic run-through tonight, with many lovely new additions.  Lisa had most of the props on hand and they look great.  Also, the work everyone did on drilling choreography last … Continue reading

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