Tuesday, November 6, 2007

One Down, Three to Go and Then. . .

Well, we got through the first full dress rehearsal of The Little College on a Hill last night; now only 3 more rehearsals before we open on Friday night. As is true of most rehearsals of this type, there were some rough spots. First, there are 35 cast members; an unusually high number. Second, 3 cast members were missing last night causing a few of the rough moments. Third, this production has an open set. There are no walls; just a series of set pieces on wagons that move about from scene to scene. What this means in a large (450 seat) theatre is the actors have to work extra hard to make sure their voices are heard in the top rows; there are no solid surfaces (i.e. walls) to help throw the voices toward the audience. Tonight is the 2nd dress rehearsal and I am sure that improvement will be obvious.

Below are a couple of photos I took last night:

The actors (L to R): James Knudsen, Glen Jimenez, Joanie Harmon and Ingrid Interiano

Roberto Vazquez

And finally, in the category of blatant self-promotion, a profile view of The Ancient One, taken at Sunday's rehearsal by fellow cast member Joanie Harmon:

Well, time to get ready to get to campus for the 6:30 p.m. call. Maybe we'll be done somewhat earlier than last night's 11:15 p.m.


Josie Two Shoes said...

Leon, I'm totally enjoying this peek into the experience from the other side of the stage. I hope your opening night turns out fabulous!

Leon said...

Thanks for the good wishes Josie. It's all coming together. Just one last dress rehearsal tomorrow with an audience of about 80 high school drama students. :-)

Eric Valentine said...

wishing you well for Friday night Leon, I know you all will do well my friend. :)

Leon said...

Thanks Eric. It will be an interesting production. :-)