Now Alan will begin working on the score in greater detail. He’ll be calling smaller groups of chorus and principals over the coming days to work individual sections. Rehearsals will be extremely music-heavy at first: because the score is rather challenging; and because my availability is limited at the moment as I’m currenlty juggling two productions. I will be conducting choreography rehearsals on Tuesdays and will get to work on staging rehearsals later in the month.
In the meantime, I’m finalizing the layout of the postcard and other publicity items. I’m also preparing for this coming Tuesday’s rehearsal — which will be a dance class/audition of sorts. This production calls for quite a bit of choreography, so I’m planning to divide the cast into groups, with a small number of featured dancers taking on some of the more challenging dance sections. I hope cast members wont be too intimidated by the concept of a dance audition. It should be low-key and, I hope, a lot of fun.