During Sunday’s rehearsal we ran the entire show with the Understudies playing all the principal roles. Excellent work by all. Our Understudies have done a fantastic job of learning the blocking, choreography, dialogue, and music; and it was a fun treat to see the show interpreted by a different set of actors. It’s a great shot in the arm which has re-invigorated the process and should serve us well as we work our way toward opening night.
Our chorus of gondoliers and contadine also did lovely work. Many errors have been erased, energy and concentration are heightened, and everything seems to be coming into sharper focus. After the run-through we stayed a little later than planned to review and clean-up ‘List and Learn;" and then we worked on refining some specific dance sections.
More focused clean-up work is on the schedule for the coming week!