"One moment life is slow ...
Fate shows up
And hands you a show
You're going up!"
DAY 259: Three weeks from tonight!! It's getting close. We took a big step this week and finally moved into the theatre after the closing of the previous show. Thanks to the folks at the theatre, our massive 2-story set is already well underway. The scene above is from the trial of Leo Frank ... a lengthy, complex sequence nearly 30 minutes in length and including more than a half-dozen songs in succession as characters share their testimonies. The show's in particularly good shape this far out, though we do have a way to go before we are officialy "going up!" It's been exciting but also a bit frustrating in the new space, adjusting, adding music, and all.
I'm also grateful for a lovely message I received on Facebook from one of my cast members after a particularly annoying rehearsal last night, someone with whom I've done MANY shows. It was a REALLY welcome message after a slightly trying evening.
"I wanted to take a minute and step back and be serious and tell you how much I'm enjoying working with you on this show. You seem to approach the musical as a complete piece as opposed to a series of musical numbers loosely tied together by dialogue (maybe that's just the nature of this show...but I don't think so).
I like what you are doing, I like how you are doing it and I'm having a good time. I have been in musicals in the past where the acting wasn't even addressed until tech week. I know you have, too...because we were in one together.
Here's to a great show. Cheers."