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 I have had in a long time and it is really a new, exciting experience for me; this must be a particularly thrilling opportunity for the newer CSOPA students who have never had the opportunity to perform such a big show.
So, tonight was amazing. I love dress rehearsals so much because they allow me to get the thrill of performing while not being under pressure to be perfect for an audience. They also allow us to make mistakes and figure out how to fix them before an audience comes in.
Moving on, I absolutely adore the costumes and hairstyles for Annie. Fashion in the 1930’s was so cool and stylish and I think that the costume designer, Heather Westergard, has done an absolutely amazing job at costuming us perfectly.
Today, we started with the notes that Andrew took during yesterday’s dress rehearsal. I was given way less than usual, and I am taking that as a good sign, although I’m pretty sure that Andrew tries to take fewer notes as we get this close to opening night, so this is nothing exciting.
Once notes were over, we began prepping for today’s dress rehearsal. We got our mics on, warmed up, and finally put on our costumes and makeup. Somewhere in the midst of preparation, we checked and set our props. Finally, we were ready and it was time to begin.
The dress rehearsal went fairly smoothly, better than yesterday’s at least. There were only a few hiccups and they were easily smoothed over.
All in all, I am exceedingly happy with the way this show is coming along and I am super excited for having our first audience tomorrow night.