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December 2014

ADDAMS FAMILY Rehearsal Journal #1

By |December 31st, 2014|

Written by Hannah DeNevers (Morticia)

December 22, 2014

The start of the wonderfulness!

This year CSOPA (or better known as Chilliwack school of the performing arts) has taken on the incredible musical that is.. *drum roll* The Addams Family!

We have been rehearsing since September, which was 3 days a week. Once we moved into October and November, it […]

January 2014

SHREK Rehearsal Journal #22 (THE END)

By |January 28th, 2014|

Jan 26, 2014

Well, that’s a wrap.  Shrek’s all done, and for me CSOPA’s all done.  But to be honest, as sad as it is, I’m ready.  I think after A Year with Frog and Toad I didn’t feel like my time at CSOPA was over but now I do.  And that’s not at all because […]

SHREK Rehearsal Journal #21

By |January 24th, 2014|

Aaaaaaaaand I’m back.

Bet you missed me… just kidding… because if you’re reading this you’ve probably seen Shrek lately so you don’t miss me… and if you haven’t seen it and miss me then I have a solution: come tomorrow. TADA!!! But seriously, the shows are going so well. Tonight’s show was one of the first ones […]

SHREK Rehearsal Journal #20

By |January 19th, 2014|


I’m currently eating an actual dinner right now.  And sitting.  And still slightly green.  And it’s awesome.  Super sorry I haven’t blogged in a while but I’ve been doing this weird thing called performing.  I’m in this show called… um… Shrek.  I think.  Either way it’s pretty awesome.  So I’m going […]

SHREK Rehearsal Journal #19

By |January 17th, 2014|

January 16, 2014


First two-shows-in-one-day complete!  A morning show for schools and then our second preview night.  In between shows people were either sleeping, doing homework, eating, or just chilling.  It was nice to have a break to work on my audition material.  I think our morning show was pretty good but definitely not as good […]

SHREK Rehearsal Journal #18

By |January 16th, 2014|

January 15, 2014


I honestly do not understand the people who don’t get nervous. Like what?! I honestly almost peed my pants when the orchestra started playing the first couple notes of our show. I remember when I taught intermediate musical theatre at CSOPA all the kids would say that they’re nervous. I would tell […]

SHREK Rehearsal Journal #17

By |January 15th, 2014|

January 14, 2014

Well I’m not going to lie, today was a bit more of a bummer.  Basically every time I stepped on stage I screwed up.  Or some aspect of my performance didn’t work like me tripping to the ground in tap, my tap coming off of my shoe resulting in me tapping in one […]

SHREK Rehearsal Journal #16

By |January 14th, 2014|

January 13, 2014

Dress rehearsal numero one!

I’M POOPED.  We started off two hours earlier than we usually do in previous years and still didn’t get out until 11:15.  I think it’s because there’s a ton more technical additions to this show as well as fast costume and makeup changes.  No fire curtains were dropped today though […]

SHREK Rehearsal Journal #15

By |January 13th, 2014|

January 12, 2014

Today was a bit of a longer day than yesterday but still just as fun!  We started right at ten to finish the Q2Q.  The second part of Q2Q went by in about two hours.  I think this was because we were all more comfortable with the stage, the set pieces, and moving […]

SHREK Rehearsal Journal #14

By |January 11th, 2014|




So I’ve had numerous rehearsals that go by quickly but none have ever gone by as quickly as today’s. Seriously, when Lisa (the best stage manager ever) told us this was the last scene we’d be tech-ing because we only had a couple more minutes left I actually […]