Busy weekend leading into a busy week. Great work today. Hard work. My thanks to all.
This Monday is our most crucial day. We need to finish cue-to-cue and get in a run. To do all that will require a very strict schedule, and we’re all going to need mutual support to hold to it. It may mean that a few details get unresolved until Tuesday. That’s okay. The important thing is that we put in the rest of the major cues and then getting in a full performance.
The important thing about the schedule is that the start time of each event means that we are actually in place and starting that phase. We can get a lot done, and it will require a lot of flexibility and self-discipline… and I put myself under the same standard.
This may be subject to change if design, support or tech specialists have specific needs.
3:35-4:00 (if all goes as I think it will): food in the alumni room (thank you!)
4:05-4:15 notes in the front two rows of the Bishop Center
4:15-5:00 Crew/cast costume orientation… this includes identification, moving anything that gets put on in the middle of the show to the drama lab, figuring out what costumes are worn when. That’s a big job. As social as that might be, we need to be very disciplined and straightforward about it.
5:10-5:20 Body mic attachment and sound checks.
5:20-5:30 Check props.
5:30-6:00 Scene reworking. Details TBA. I’ll be doing this a piece at a time, through the week. The more you prepare for the show to grow in positive directions, the more this is an opportunity.
6:00 – finish (I’m imagining no later than 7:00pm) cue-to-cue from Lucy’s bedroom to curtain call.
Then run the show! That will probably be our latest, “non-performance” night, and it’s essential. Parents are always welcomed as test audiences!!
Tweaking some of the scenes is necessary. We’ve done a very good job assembling components. Now it’s a matter of putting them together in the most interesting and satisfying way. Your flexibility and help on this really defines a good cast from a great cast.
Last word on tech and dress…
If you’re ever at a loss about what to do during a tech, stay in the wings… perhaps near your next entrance… pay attention to what’s going on, and listen. That makes a larger difference than you know. Thank you!