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

Revision today.

This morning, Ms. Conley told me that she would be here today until about 545. Since I don’t know who she needs or how much she will cover, I’d like everyone in the show to be here. After she’s here, I will revise the schedule.

I want you to know that I take the idea of days off very seriously. The cast has been extraordinarily generous with their time, and I am sensitive to the potential that this might be a disappointment. I apologize for any inconvenience this causes, and my gratitude for you increases.

Please ignore any other schedules until I post something later tonight.

Best,
PMc

Great job! And last things last…

Extraordinary work, everyone! Last details to take care of are the cleaning of the associated rooms and organization of the costumes for Dwayne. As you can imagine, it’s pretty ripe back there.

Wednesday after school seems like a great time to tackle it. It would mean a lot if you could join me. Thanks!

Best,
PMc

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