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 9th 2013
So, today we had our first audience and we didn’t do nearly as terribly as I feared we would. Actually in my opinion, we did very well.
The schedule for the evening was as it will be for the rest of the run.
5:30 – 6:00 putting on mics
6:00 – 6:30 mic check and warm-up
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 biggest part […]
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 Annie. Since […]
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 1 o’clock […]
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 girls turn is […]
January 4th 2013
Countdown to first audience: t-minus 5 days
Today was our first day in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. The movement into this new
building involves a great increase of responsibility for all of us. We now have to be
responsible for making sure all of our props and costumes and appropriately placed at
the beginning of each show […]
January 3rd 2012
Countdown to first audience: t-minus 6 days
Wow, I am so psyched for the show; we’re really in crunch time now. One of the hardest parts of this part of the process is not allowing oneself to just go through the motions. If this happens, one will find that the scene is almost finished and none […]
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 exercises around the piano.
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 instructors have […]
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 Simpson […]