See that mess there on the left? That’s where I’ve been hiding for the past week. I’ve been hiding in a dark little room with my binder of awesomeness. We’re mid tech week for Holy Mo and every now and then I wonder how much more information I can cram into my brain (somehow there’s always room for more, but I’m not quite
sure how). Tonight was our first full dress rehearsal where I actually got to run the show. At Pacific Theatre the Stage Manager is also the lighting and sound operator, so I look forward to the day when the lighting console and sound computer get turned over to me so that I can have a little practice before the first audience members arrive. But tonight went well. I only screwed up a few times & none of them were cause to stop the show.
I’m always amazed during opening week how far forward the shows move with each run through. The actors get to live and settle into the world of the play and so more discoveries are made as they are immersed in it. It’s an exciting time. We cut a whole long slow-mo sequence today that had gotten a lot of laughs from the designers yesterday, but it was the right choice. Not only did it take a couple of minutes off the show, it is also funnier.
I should really get back to sending out my rehearsal notes, but I just wanted to poke my head in and say hello to the rest of the world.
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