Monthly Archives: March 2009

It’s a Wrap

I’m one of those directors who enjoys watching every performance in the run of a production.  If we have set our framework well and everyone is on the right track, it can be a wonderful thing to watch performances not … Continue reading

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Bravo

We couldn’t have asked for a better preview — incredible performances; a packed house; an enthusiastic response; and an exuberant sense of joy coming from both the cast and the audience.  Everyone in our ensemble hit their marks with great … Continue reading

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Preview Performance Tonight.

Tonight we add an audience to the mix.  We had an excellent final dress rehearsal and are more than ready for the additional energy an audience will bring.  That’ll be the last layer — the give and take you can … Continue reading

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Second Night of Tech

Last night we added costumes, wigs and make-up.  Yet another layer which reflects the wonderfully creative work our design team has been doing over the past months.  Performances continue to evolve nicely — remaining strong on the overall shape as … Continue reading

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First Night of Tech

It never ceases to amaze me.  For months and months we’ve been working our butts off.  Designers, technicians, musicians, actors, stage managers, producers and, yes, directors.  We’ve had meetings, rehearsals, workdays, and countless email conferences and negotiations.  We’ve orchestrated publicity: … Continue reading

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Away We Go!

Tonight was our final staging rehearsal before moving into the theater.   The cast will rehearse (music only) with the orchestra on Sunday and then we’re in the Carolina Theater for Tech Week. We had a fantastic run-through of the entire … Continue reading

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Cleaner, Brighter, Sharper

Tonight’s working rehearsal was extremely productive.  I pretty much worked with the men all evening while Pam worked with the women.  We cleaned up the "for everyone who feels inclined" section of the Act I finale; sorted out the men’s … Continue reading

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