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Upcoming Daze

Change for the next couple of rehearsals:

TODAY — Whitney would like to have everyone at 5:00 to continue working choreography from Act I today.

We will wrap up today at 8pm.

SUNDAY – 1:30 – 5:00pm with the live band – full run of the show.

With these two changes, we will not need to be here Saturday.

Take care of yourselves!

Best,
PMc

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Thursday/Friday

Today: Choreography… “Under Attack,” “Entre’ Act,” “3rd Curtain Call – Waterloo,” then troubleshooting. FULL CAST.

Friday: Off.

Thanks!

Thursday

Kim needs the Dynamos and Bill for certain….

Best,
PMc

Schedule

October:

Wednesday, October 3 – 4-6:30 dialogue review — all acting (off book, you CAN call for line) — drama lab PMc
Thursday, October 4 – 4:00-6:00 TBA dance. Should have a schedule later today.

October 6-10 – Fall break – no rehearsal

Thursday, October 11 – 4:00 – 6:30 – act 1 polish blocking
Friday, October 12 – 4:00-6:30 – act 2 polish blocking

Sunday, October 14 – 2:00-4:00 – act 1
Monday, October 15 – 4:00-6:30 – troubleshoot TBA (No cheerleaders)
Tuesday, October 16 – 4:00-6:30 – act 2
Wednesday, October 17 – 4:00 – 6:30– act 1
Thursday, October 18 – 5:00-8:00 – act 2

Saturday, October 20 – TBA
Sunday, October 21 – Add band members – Music
Monday, October 22 – 4:00-6:30 – act 1
Tuesday, October 23 – 4:00-6:30 – act 2
Wednesday, October 2412:30 -3:30 — full run
Thursday, October 25 – 4:00-6:30 – full run

Saturday, October 27 crew at 10am, cast at 12pm– Tech rehearsal
Sunday, October 28 – crew at 10am, cast at 12pm — Tech
Monday, October 29 – after school onward Dress
Tuesday, October 30 – after school onward Dress
Wednesday, October 31 – after school onward Dress
Thursday November 1 – after school onward Dress
Friday, November 2 – DARK

Saturday, November 3 – call at 4:30SHOW
Sunday, November 4 – call at 4:30SHOW
Monday, November 5 – after school onward SHOW

Best,PMc

Choreography update

Monday rehearsal
4-6 money money money
Under attack
Encores

Pick Ups

I hope everyone is doing well. We’ve made lots of progress at the start of a month that will go very quickly. I’m proud of the hard work everyone is doing.

To our parent supporters, I need to ask for your partnership and understanding about picking up actors if you are providing transportation. Rehearsals in this phase end either early or at very set times. Although there is no expectation that you need to be here before the designated end time (in case we dismiss early), we do request that, if you are picking up an actor, you make every effort to do so at the time of dismissal.

Of course, unforeseen events may happen that require us to stay with actors as they wait past the designated dismissal for rides. As with any community, we are there for each other in those circumstances. If they can be kept to a minimum, and if you would please maintain frequent and cordial communication in those instances, it would be extremely appreciated.

Shows are extraordinary achievements that require sacrifices from everyone. My assumption is that everyone involved is also equally busy and committed with obligations that are rarely seen on the surface. That goes for the actors, their supportive families, and the tech and production staff as well.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,
Patrick McCray

PS —
Although the blog looks like it is set up to house forums and responses, they kind of go into the ether if you attempt to contact us through the various links and buttons at the bottoms of posts. Please feel free to send communication to me at charltonx@me.com. If you prefer to call, you can reach me at 865-748-3636. Thanks!

Choreography Sunday

Rehearsal from 2-4.

Lay all your love. Sky Sophie pepper Eddie male chorus. Featured dancers

Does your mother know. Tanya pepper. Ali. Lisa. Eddie. Male chorus. Featured dancers.

Thanks Kimberlie

Monday rehearsal start time

4:40. We will still dismiss at 6:30.

Best,
PMc

Dialect work

I’m not sure why today starts at 5:45, although I’m sure there’s a good reason for it. I just don’t remember what it was. Anyway, I know that there are a few cast members who want to work on the English accents they need for the play. Just like it’s your responsibility to know the definitions and pronunciations of any words that your characters say, it’s also your responsibility to reach out to me about dialect work. I will be available today from the end of school until 545. I am also free, more or less, every day at a, x, f, and on most days, d and e. In other words, any period other than c. Please come visit me. If you can’t find me immediately, text me at (865) 748-3636.

Please know that dialect work will take several sessions, but it will not be painful. If you can bring a recording app, that will probably be helpful also. The earlier the better, and I am happy to help!

Best,
PMc

Next week…

Changes for next week are highlighted (October TBA):

Sunday, September 23 – 2:00 – 4:00 – Music – Bishop C – Everyone – LeAnne and Jean

Monday, September 24 – Blocking – 1.7, 2.1, 2.2 – Patrick

Tuesday, September 25 – Choreography – Run Act I – Everyone – Kim – LeAnne

Wednesday, September 26 – Blocking – 2.3, 2.4 – Patrick

Thursday, September 27 – 5:00 – Dynamos and dads 6:00 – 8:00 – Run through show (music, dialog) – Everyone – LeAnne, Patrick and Jean

Saturday, September 29 – 10:00 – 2:00 – Everyone – Patrick, Jean , LeAnne

Sunday, September 30 – 2:00- 4:00 – Choreography – Run Act 2 – Kim – Patrick

As we get closer to show, bring things to study if you have time off stage. Students will likely be called to all rehearsals in October due to Fall Break. As we get into scene changes and run throughs, this will make rehearsal more efficient.

LeAnne Johnson
Choral Director
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