Show week is finally here! It seems only 5 minutes since I put on my iPod and started working out timings for the Joseph’s Dreams moves on the set of Snow White and yet here we are.
We were all extremely impressed with the dress rehearsal (and some of us were rather emotionally moved…..!!) and we’ve received lots of really great comments so well done to you all. We are on track to putting on a really fantastic show! Having said that there is still lots of room for improvements (!) so please watch out for notes coming your way and a few extra little rehearsals where we can grab you in groups on Tuesday – just so we can you really confident and excited!
TUESDAY arrive at 6pm – the costume team are working extremely hard over the next couple of days to get everything ready so Tuesday will now be a full costume and make-up run for everyone. Please arrive as close to 6pm as possible with all your own pieces of costume and shoes so you have time to get your costumes laid out and make-up done ready for our warm-up and the extra bits of rehearsal we need to squeeze in. I appreciate that this is a change to the original planned arrival time but will give you and the rest of the teams the best opportunity to ensure you have everything and that we resolve those last outstanding issues. I know those of you who are working this week may struggle so please get there as soon as you can. We will then aim to run from 7.30pm as if it was a performance with a warm-up about 7pm.
Choir – you will not need to wear or bring your costumes on Tuesday (or have make-up done). Please arrive at 7.20pm. Ideally we would like to keep you until we finish the show (hopefully 9.45/10pm) as we need to give you the opportunity to run the Act 2 singing (as this hasn’t had as many rehearsals), the “party scene”, your walk on at the end of the Any Dream Will Do finale (which you completely forgot at the dress rehearsal!) and the whole of the Megamix including your bows and the company bows. If it is absolutely essential for you to leave earlier please stay until after the Entr’acte (around 9pm if timings run to plan) but would appreciate being able to run the whole show with you there.
On the party scene – please can Phoebe and Charlotte go to the stage left group (with Sheila) for the party dance and the rest of you join Ruth’s group – will be much easier for you to get back on the steps at the end! Sheila’s group please watch for them and let them into the circle with you before you stop to free-form dance.
Pit singers – please arrive by 7pm ready for warm-up. You do not need to wear your outfits.
Blankets – please still have a rummage at home and bring along any extra non-brightly coloured blankets on Tuesday as we still seem to be short. If you are a Potiphar Guard at the start of Go, Go, Go Joseph (Becky H, Stephen & Hyder) you will not need a blanket so, if you have one, please donate yours to anyone else who is missing one or whose blanket is too bright.
Please email the costume team if you think you are still missing something. We have made notes on the things you were missing on Saturday so have hopefully picked it up. Also, please let them know if you are sourcing anything yourself.
If you are coming down to the hall tonight for the technical run or for costumes please make sure you are in the building by 7.45pm at the latest and ONLY use the fire exit doors from the hall to the car-park and NOT the main doors into the coffee bar as there is another booking for the coffee bar tonight.
Have a great couple of days and see you all rested and refreshed tomorrow for our last run-through before our official OPENING NIGHT!! Hope you are all as excited as me!