DAY 3 - The First Rehearsal
Today was a short day, so not too much to
report. Today was the first rehearsal for the ensemble. 8 women and
12 men. This was a day that the entire score was taught/recorded to/by the
ensemble. The only one. It's now up to them to learn the score on
their own - as this was the last - and only - rehearsal for this week, and next
week will be spent fitting the "stars" into the show as they get here.
It's a lot of pressure for everyone. Cast changes have already occurred,
but these things happen, and will be remedied ASAP. Pulling this off in
two weeks is going to be hard, but we'll get it done.
I spent a good deal of the second part of my day helping Jack Nakano (Founder of YouTHeatre - America!) put together the program that VIPs will get at the show. If you ever have the chance to pick this man's brain, DO SO! He's a lovely human being with a big heart, and a HUGE passion for passing theatre onto the youth of this world. The roster that has come through YouTHeatre - America! is amazing. The entire Bottoms family (Timothy, Joseph, etal), Howard McGillin, Susan Egan, Jack Black, Rex Everhart and Jim O'Neil are just a few of them. Jack has a wonderful dream, and Benefits like this one will help make it come true. When you come to the show, there will be a handout on this wonderful organization, and a history of it in the program.
Today (Day 4), will be spent helping Jack again, and getting the information for scanning to Forbes and Company. If we can get it done, we'll be attending the opening night gala at RTC this evening - I HOPE we get everything done so we can go!
Angela asked about seating views. As far as I know, there isn't a bad seat in the theatre - it's pretty small. I don't know what the set will look like - Forbes made everyone promise not to look until it's completed - but from what I'm hearing, it's going to be pretty spectacular.
Okay - more tomorrow - errr - better make that today!
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