While the cast has been in music rehearsals for quite a while, tonight was our first staging rehearsal. We were able to set rough blocking and choreography for the first 29 pages of Act II. This includes the first four musical numbers and the brief scenes in between.
Unfortunately, we seem to have had some communication problems in regards to the rehearsal schedule. So several of the actors were missing — unaware that they were called to tonight’s rehearsal. But we were able to get a lot of work done with those who were there; and I’ll work on clarifying the channels and methods of communication for future rehearsal calls…. Lessons learned all over the place!