Monthly Archives: October 2016

2:00 available. 4:00 go for scene changes and curtain call on Saturday

The above are the call times for tomorrow. If anyone needs to get in before 2 PM, contact me. But this should help us take care of a few other things, and still work in the scene changes. Have a great night! Great preview today!

Best,
PMc

Chihuahua!

For tomorrow and performances, is there a saintly and willing parent who might be able to bring us the chihuahua from its home base in Bearden? Please let me know! Late afternoons. 865-310-8668

Best,
PMc

Tad over

After accomplishing a lot, we are very close to overcoming a tremendous challenge. I just wanted to keep you in the loop. Things should wrap up no later than nine. If you’re outside waiting to pick someone up, feel free to come in and watch the last moments. Thank you!

Best,
PMc

8:30

Just to finish a few things with the orchestra, we are running to 8:30. We appreciate the support and apologize for any inconvenience. The kids are doing great!

Best,
PMc

The Final Stretch

Almost there! Important stuff looking ahead…

TONIGHT
5pm scene changes

6:15pm-8pm MUSICAL NUMBERS! This is with scenery. Costumes are negotiable. I would rather they not slow us down, but if they are important to the execution of a number, wear them. We want to get these polished and performance-ready by the time we are done tonight. Set that as your goal and responsibility. If there are specific things I can do to help you get there, make sure I know.

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY
6:15 GO full performance.

PERFORMANCES
I will have the theater open about four. No later than 430. The official call time is 5:30. House open at 7.

NOTE TO FAMILIES:
Rehearsals are always open to family members. Members of the outside community may attend, but only with the directors approval. Please see him before issuing an invitation. Thanks!!

Best,
Mr. McCray

Dismissal

Is at 8:30 sharp!

Best,
PMc

Out at 7!

Thank you!!

Best,
PMc

Today

Because of the standardized testing, call times have been a little more fluid than in the past. In general, it would be great if everyone were here between 12 and 1unless they have some sort of testing related reason to be later. We would really like to get going by 1:30 or 2:00.

The goal today is to get as song with a grip on act one as possible. We will cover act two tomorrow, and then put them together over the week. I don’t believe that will be dismissing any earlier than six, nor any later than about eight. I will try to send updates as the day goes on. Please contact me if I can be of any support. Thank you!

Best,
PMc

Update!

Before I hit the sack, I just want to let you know that I’ve reflected a lot on the job the team did today. Nothing short of fantastic. We are involved in something very ambitious, in its own way bigger and more athletic than anything we’ve attempted in quite a while. I saw discipline, creativity, and a group of people focused on problem-solving. I’m not only proud of the attitude, I’m proud of the results.

Those of you with notepads, please know that you have my particular thanks. You have no idea how much that’s going to pay off. We assigned a number of scene change activities. We’re gonna try and hold to those, and keep in mind that they’re only in pencil. With the addition of costumes, we’ll get another layer of complexity. So, if there are changes that come, and I suspect some will, not only will we be able to roll with the punches, but I suspect that you will be able to help each other if one person ends up swapping the occasional assignment with someone else.

We also have several promising sound engineers with whom we’ve been in contact, and I’m extremely optimistic about them and our ability to stay on the schedule as planned.

Please know that I’m extremely proud of you, and I have every confidence in our ability to make all of the hard work pay off. Keep focusing on the doughnut, and it will. In the meantime, if there is anything I can do to help you be your best, it’s not only my job, it’s my pleasure. Often during closing night speeches, I’ll say something sappy about you guys being my family. Sappy doesn’t mean it’s untrue. You’re creating not only great memories for yourself, but for me.

Thank you, and if you’re awake right now, go to bed!

Yours,
Mr. McCray

Thanks!

Things went late tonight because we were lucky enough to have some extra time with our choreographer. The rest of the week should not go this late at all. I thank you for your hard work and patience. It will pay off.

Best,
PMc