Hello there everyone.
Well, 8 weeks down and 10 to go, so nearly half way through our rehearsal time already. How time flies, and we have achieved so much, but there is still lots to do. Please do make a real effort to learn your lines & song lyrics as we’re nearly into September now and before you know it, it will be time for no books to be used. Next Friday, 7th Sept, I am still planning to try a run thorugh of Act 1, so all will be needed. No doubt it will be bitty, but it will give everyone an idea of how it fits together.
As well as last week’s busy and productive rehearsals, the costume dept were busy forging ahead with getting people’s costumes sorted or ideas for them. Gary, the officers & 3 Kates (for 3rd Class,) don’t panic as we are hoping to hire your costumes. Costume dept have asked if Gary and the officers could please find their own white shirts and black shoes and can all the ladies please source some black shoes with small heels, (character shoes would be ideal,) if you don’t already have them, that are relatively quiet.
I have scheduled in specific slots on Friday for required people to go up to see the costume people, to alleviate waiting around or missing out, so I hope that helps.
We are also doing well regarding props, and thanks to those of you who have offered items for loan. We have some dates booked for the backstage crew to work on scenery/props & painting, and if anyone if available on any of the following dates to give a hand, even if only for a couple of hours, that would be really helpful. You don’t need to be an artist or a carpenter, just willing. Jill & Gordon M. and Julie & Adrian Walker will join us from “stage up” day.
Sat 8th Sept 1.30pm – 5pm
Sat 22nd Sept 9am – 12.30pm
Sat 29th Sept 10am – 1pm
Sat 6th Oct 10am – 5pm
Sun 21st Oct stage out and stacked pm,12.30-5pm
Sat 27th Oct stage up and static from then on 10-5pm
We have also booked the 13th October, but I am thinking about trying to fit in an autumn jumble sale, to boost this show’s profits, but more about that later.
So onto to this week and Hannah P is not with us at all but Russell is with us on Thursday;
Thursday 30th August (absences advised-Hannah P, Stephen, Becky H, Laura & Rita)
7.30-9.00pm Singing with Russell – those who are in 23 “Dressed in Your Pyjamas” plus pit singers
Ruth, Bob, Katy G, Ann, Hyder, Hannah J. Bert, George, Becky K, Paula G, Katy G, Nick H, Rachel J, Hannah T, Natalie, Natasha, Rachael B,
Paula S, Keith, Clare J & Hannah M (2nd class from part way through)
Matt, Louisa, Claire F & Laura to learn the song also, to sing off stage with 2nd class.
7.30 – 8.00pm Staging with me Gary,Seb & Nick P for Act 2 Scene 4 p87-88
8.00 – 9.00pm Staging with me Seb for Act 2 Scene 8, “Mr Andrew’s Vision
9.00 – 9.15pm Break
9.15 – 9.50pm Staging/movement with Margaret for “Dressed in Your Pyjamas” (All those above in the song, unless needed for singing)
9.15 – 9.50pm Singing with Russell Paula S & Keith (in church please) 7 “The Glinka 1 (Beanes) p28) & 17b “I Have Danced)
(if time) Clare J & Hannah M 7a “The Glinka 2 (Charles)
9.15 – 9.50pm Staging with me Gary, Paul, Seb & Nick H Act 2 Scene 4 Radio Room P89-90 then Gary, Seb & Nick H Act 2 Scene 4 “The Blame” p91-93
9.50 – 10.00pm Run “Dressed in your Pyjamas”, singing & staging
Friday 31 August (pit singers not required) Absences advised – Hannah P, Hyder, John C, Becky H, Stephen, Beth, Sue & Rita.
7.30 – 8.10pm Dancing with Margaret “Doing The Latest Rag” All those who were in it last week
7.30 – 8.00pm Could Hannah M, Clare J, Keith & Hannah J see costume people upstairs please.
8.10 – 8.30pm Could Louisa & Claire F see costume people about their 1st class costumes please.
8.30 – 8.55pm Could Paula G, Becky K, Natasha & Rachael B. see costume people please.
8.30 – 8.55pm Staging with me – Louisa, Claire, Laura & Matt to refresh 2e, 2f & Act 1 Scene 5 plus Lady’s Maid
8.55 – 9.05pm Break
9.05 -10.00pm Staging with me 8 “What a Remarkable Age” & the rest of Act 1 Scene 3 All of those who are in this are needed. I need to concentrate on getting the chairs and table laid out, so particularly Natasha & Rachael B as you weren’t here when we did it last.