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Time to Breathe

This is the time in rehearsals when I encourage the cast to find the time to breathe. We’ve been pushing hard for some time now.  And the pushing gets even harder as the deadline of tech week approaches.  So the … Continue reading

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The Overwhelming

Two weeks from tonight the show will be over. And the amount of tiny little individual things that will happen between now and then is, in a word, overwhelming. In final rehearsals… timing will be sharpened; blocking will be changed; … Continue reading

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Stumbling Toward Perfection

Tonight we stumbled our way through Act II. It’s called a “stumble through” for a reason.  There were missed cues, flubbed lines, forgotten lyrics, sloppy choreography, and other such stumbling mistakes. But that’s right where we should be at this … Continue reading

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Rats!

Tonight we staged “Braid the Raven Hair.” I’d been dreading this rehearsal because I wasn’t happy with the choreography I’d been working on.  It seemed derivative, predictable, and uninspired.  So I decided to throw it all out the window and … Continue reading

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Starting on the Downbeat

Last night we staged the overture. It’s become a bit of a signature of mine — staging the overture.  I don’t do it all the time, but I suppose I do it more often than not. When I first became … Continue reading

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Madness in the Method

Tonight we staged “Brightly Dawns,”  “Here’s a How-de-do,” and “The Flowers that Bloom.”  Only three more numbers to choreograph this week and we’re done!  With plenty of time for review, re-consideration, and rehearsal before performances March 28-31. A few insights … Continue reading

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If you want to know who we are….

The opening lines to the opening song have inspired our  2019 interpretation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado.”   It’s a world where everyone steps up to identify themselves, or to decidedly identify someone else. “If You Want to Know … Continue reading

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