We got in two good solid run-throughs of the show today and, as requested, the cast made a big step forward toward perfecting their performances.
Of special note: the second run-through featured our understudies in the principal roles and they did an excellent job. Kudos to them all for not only learning their own parts, but for also taking on the daunting task of learning the roles for which they are understudying. Excellent work.
After rehearsal I had a brief meeting with Jenni and Chris (our lighting designers) to go over the cues and special lighting needs for the production.
Tomorrow our task is to tackle Act I scene by scene and song by song, stopping to clarify and delineate focus, intent, rhythm and execution as we go.