Monthly Archives: February 2017

Past five minutes

People are doing a very good job staying off their cell phones. But now I need someone to call a hold so I can communicate.

If someone could do that, I would really appreciate it. This is about the only tool I have left to communicate.

Tickets are available!

Just check the rotating banner on our homepage, WebbSchool.org, and look for the panel about Dracula to come by. If you refresh, it theoretically is the first slide that should come up.

Again, please come to as many dress rehearsals as you like. If it’s at all possible to limit attendance to one formal performance, the show will have the greatest reach possible. Thank you for collaborating with us on this!

Best,
PMc

Saturday is back!

Based on conversations that I had the stage manager have, and Mr. Perkins’ willingness to volunteer and haul me around via Skype on an iPad, we are going to try and run things Saturday. Let the standard times that had been listed before apply so it will be at least one more thing that is not disrupted. Thanks to everyone for being so flexible!

Best,
PMc

Closed for renovations.

Splitting the difference between letting me get better and addressing what I understand is mass exhaustion of the cast, we are taking today (Thursday) and Saturday off.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

Best,
PMc

Schedule.

Format is informal, but this should give you what you need.

Best,
PMc

Founders Break

The only conversation I can recall having about someone being gone that weekend is with Dan. From my memory, everyone else is going to be in town. While we won’t work for the entire weekend, it’s my expectation (unless I have forgotten some specific conversation) that everyone will be available to rehearse over that break. It was listed as a possibility on your audition form, and I think it’s the only way for us to make up for this lost time.

As far as specific rehearsal times go during that, I’m not certain, and I won’t really know what the show needs until I see how we do with remembering blocking, profoundly increased vocal projection (hint hint), performance commitment, etc. As I said in my last post, some of that will depend on how the next couple of days go. Ideally, it will still feel like a vacation… just a vacation in town where we get some work done on the show.

If you have any questions, feel free to give me a call. 865-310-8668

Thanks!!

Best,
PMc

Upcoming

OK, clearly we are behind, so let me tell you what my general plan is.

There are only two definites things. One is that we will go until about five tomorrow. The reason for the added time is that we have to have the show blocked. (Some of the fight scenes may only be blocked in the most general sense. We can always go back and fill in the nuances later.) Adam comes in on Monday, and I have not heard anything about us getting time out of class. Given how much school we have missed, I can’t really imagine that happening.

So, the other definite is that we will go until about 730 on Monday. I don’t know how much homework people are going to be given, and a lot of things need to be balanced. Adam is coming back on the 22nd, so I suspect that a lot of this on Monday is going to be him watching the show, taking notes, etc. 730 is also the last point when someone can leave and politely grab dinner without it turning into the later portion of the evening. However, if you think you might need a snack, I would bring one. We have had several parent volunteers for meals, but I need to reconnect with them. I’ve been pretty down this week, myself, and only now am I feeling up to typing.

Once I see how things go on Monday, I will have a better idea of what the rehearsal schedule will be for the rest of the run. I should be able to sketch that out by the end of Monday or Tuesday mid day at the very, very latest. I have held off a little on that just because I’m not quite sure what we will need to do, based on this delay.

If you have any further questions, please contact me. I hope everyone is feeling well!

Best,
PMc