Monthly Archives: March 2008

Stumbling Forward

Tonight we ran all of Act I!!  Okay, let me backtrack for a second.  Tonight was our first "stumble-through" of Act I.  It’s called a stumble-through because that is usually exactly what it is.  Everything has been staged and rehearsed … Continue reading

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Act I Finale — check

We completed the staging of the Act I Finale tonight.  I know this section has been a frequent topic on here of late — but the finale is in excess of seventeen minutes long (you can break it down into … Continue reading

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Hot Potato

Tonight we staged "Were I Thy Bride" with Phoebe and Wilfred (and Meryll and Fairfax). For the most part it was an exploration of seduction-when-you-don’t-really-mean-it; and a juxtaposition of skillful juggling with the dropping of a hot potato.  Afterwards we … Continue reading

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Frenzied with Despair

All available hands were on deck tonight as we made a bit more progress on the Act I Finale — running around, hairpin curves, hand-jive and such — right up until we were all frenzied with despair.  More work on … Continue reading

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Butt of the Joke

Tonight we staged "I’ve Jibe and Joke" with Point, Cholmondeley, the women’s chorus and several of the Yeomen.  We also worked some of the chorus into the scene immediately following the song.  There was quite a bit of name-calling, finger-pointing, … Continue reading

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Jazz Squares on Tower Green

Tonight we worked our way through another chunk of the Act I Finale — from Phoebe’s entrance to just before the tolling of St. Peter’s.  Then we went back and reviewed everything from the beginning (which we’d staged on Monday) … Continue reading

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Woo

Two more musical numbers are now choreographed.  Tonight we staged "A Man Who Would Woo a Fair Maid" and "When a Wooer Goes a-Wooing" with Point, Elsie, Phoebe, and Fairfax.  Both are quite simple and, I think, very lovely.  There … Continue reading

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