Monthly Archives: January 2009

Enter the Duke… and Thweet!

Tonight we staged "From the Sunny Spanish Shore" and "In Enterprise of Martial Kind."  This was the first rehearsal I’d had with the Duke, Duchess, Casilda and Luiz; so it was good to work with them and to finally get … Continue reading

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Onward

Today we plowed ahead with staging for the top of Act I.  I started off by teaching a traveling dance phrase which I’m thinking of using later on.  Then we put together another good chunk of choreography and re-examined some … Continue reading

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Top and Bottom

There have been rehearsals aplenty since my last posting — although this past Tuesday’s rehearsal was canceled because of snow.  So far we have touched on the top of the Act I Finale and have also been plowing our way … Continue reading

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Paperwork and Scheduling

I’ve just finished creating a detailed rehearsal schedule through mid-February.  Believe it or not, that is the most difficult part of my job.  I have to sort through the many rehearsal conflicts from approximately 50 cast members (thanks to Donna … Continue reading

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5, 6, 7, 8…

Tonight’s rehearsal (really more of a dance class) was a blast…. for me at least.  I hope the folks in attendance would agree.  It has always bothered me that we often don’t have the time to just focus on movement … Continue reading

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And we’re off…

The sing-through last night was great.  We had introductions of the cast and some members of the production team; went over some basic protocol; presented the set design; and then dove into the music.  It was good to have the … Continue reading

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Casting is complete!

After three days of auditions and callbacks, we now have our cast for "The Gondoliers."  I must say that casting was an arduous process — and for all the right reasons.  We had a tremendous turnout for auditions; both in … Continue reading

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