ANNIE Rehearsal Journal

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A student’s view on the last couple weeks of rehearsal leading up to opening night. Written by Kate Fairley, a 15 year old CSOPA student playing the role of Grace Farrell.

January 2013

rehearsal journal #11

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January 8th 2013 Countdown to first audience: t-minus 1 day Oh man, we have our first audience tomorrow and I am very excited but also really quite nervous. This show will be the first time I will have the opportunity to speak lines on the big stage. What I mean by that is that this is the

rehearsal journal #10

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January 7th 2013 Countdown to first audience: t-minus 2 days Today was absolutely amazing, we were called at 3:30 and shortly thereafter, we began finishing last night’s Q 2 Q. that was fairly uneventful and by 6:00, we were supposed to go get into hair, makeup and costume in order to begin our first dress rehearsal for

rehearsal journal #9

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January 6th 2013 Countdown to first audience: t-minus 3 days Today we had Q 2 Q and we only got through most of act one. It went fairly smoothly because of all of the help we are getting from the wonderful volunteers who have helped us throughout the process.  Many of the girls were called at

rehearsal journal #8

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January 5th 2013 Countdown to first audience: t-minus 4 days Wow, I can’t believe we’re almost there! Today we took a small step back, having our last rehearsal at the old theatre. Before rehearsal this morning, a few of the boys got their hair cut and they look absolutely smashing if I do say so myself. The

rehearsal journal #5

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02 January 2013 One week from today is our first performance with an audience, yay! Today, our warm-up was again led by four students (Hannah, Kathryn, Jonathan and Olivia). The dance portion consisted of stretching, core strength exercises and finally, working through some trouble spots in different dances. We completed our warm-up by doing vocal

rehearsal journal #4

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01 January 2013 Before I begin talking about the show, I would like to say happy New Year! Anyways, we’re now really getting into crunch time. One week from tomorrow is our first performance with an audience. Oh my! I don’t mean to worry you by saying this. We’re very well prepared to perform, the

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31 Dec 2012 Today was another good day at the theatre. Our warm-up was led by four Mainstage students. Hannah deNevers and Kathryn Harder led us in a dance warm-up consisting of stretching followed by some exercises to get our blood pumping. After that, when we went over to the piano, Jonathan Woyke and Olivia