We ran Act I in its entirety yesterday. We even had time to fix some problem areas and to re-block one scene which wasn’t working as well as it could. That’s a great milestone for us at this point in rehearsals and I think everyone joins me in feeling very good about the work we’ve done so far.
For the next three weeks our schedule will be a bit odd — mainly because I’m in a production of "King Lear" which will take me away from all but Sunday rehearsals of "Pinafore." Alan will have music rehearsals during the week and the cast will also meet to review and perfect choreography. I’m also challenging the entire cast to be completely off book by February 25 — when "Lear" will be over and we’ll launch back into rehearsals at full force.
The big challenge over the next few weeks will be to continue the forward momentum while keeping our previous work solid.