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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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December 2013

SHREK Rehearsal Journal #1

By |December 28th, 2013|

For a little insight on what we do here at CSOPA as we head into Mainstage production month, Princess Fiona (Brittany Clough) will be sharing her views on the process.  The blog will be updated after each rehearsal, starting on December 23rd and ending after final dress rehearsal on January 14th.  Enjoy!


23 December 2013

Start of […]

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January 2013

rehearsal journal #12

By |January 10th, 2013|

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

6:30 […]

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rehearsal journal #10

By |January 8th, 2013|

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 […]

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