Last night we gathered the entire cast together for an initial sing-through of the score. Lovely. We’ve got some rehearsin’ to do, of course, but it was lovely.
Tonight I worked with Josephine and Ralph on their one and only scene alone together and also on their duet “Refrain Audacious Tar.” We focused on duality of intent, emotional content of individual lines, and on the actorly delivery of a song. Good stuff!
For some reason I keep going back to Hepburn and Grant in “Philadelphia Story” for character inspiration in this scene. I guess it’s all those times Ralph refers to Josephine as “unfeeling beauty” and “haughty lady.”