Small snafu on the last schedule update. Just had us off by a day. It’s been updated.
While tech is still far away, I thought I’d share the general shape of it…
On the Saturday before we open, we typically insert all of the lighting cues, sound cues, and polish the scene changes. It is a long day, but a productive one. We’ll have firmer times when we near the days and know what we’re dealing with, but these are general guidelines:
The crew comes in around ten or eleven. The cast comes in around noon. We work until around eight or nine with a meal break. It takes a surprising amount of time because of the number of “moving pieces” that finally come together. No one student is working for the entire time, but they may be needed at a second’s notice. In the downtime, they are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to bring headphones, find a corner, and stay on task with homework. It can be a very productive time if approached with focus, and I’m happy to help in any way I can.
Sunday is typically another tech, but shorter. Usually around 1-6. (Shorter, I hope!!)
Monday-Thursday are dress rehearsals. We tend to have “go” around 6:00 or 6:30 because of when the orchestra can arrive. There will be meals and a bit of down time for prep that can be good for homework if the actor can carve out the quiet space.
Friday before opening is typically a resting day before the big push.
Two things to note….
Friends and family members are invited to watch ANY rehearsal. The actors love having any kind of audience, and if you’ve arrived early, it can help pass some time.
During runs (just prior to tech weekend), tech weekend, and dress rehearsals, end times can be a bit unpredictable. Please know that we keep an eye on cast wellbeing at all times and sometimes unpredictable X factors can make things run longer (or even shorter) than expected.
If I can be of any help, please let me know! Email me directly at charltonx or call me at 865 310 8668.
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