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Sunday, March 2, 2014









WOW What a rehearsal yesterday!!!!

Cast "A"  has run through their show COMPLETELY "two" times!!!  Awesome job guys!!! Next week will be gravy!!

Cast "B" has made it through 3/4 of their show twice.  This is because some of the kids are still having a hard time with their lines and their cues... What is a cue line?  Someone elses line "before" your line.  Some of the kids don't know when to come in.  But once I say the first word of their line, they will immediately recite their entire part....  I am going to email each parent specifically on these students... 

Both casts had an amazing rehearsal today.. Their characters are RIDICULOUS!! SO GOOD!!!  I love watching them act!! I love watching them sing!!  I JUST LOVE BOTH CASTS!!!  I literally cannot believe I am directing these kids... I've directed professional theater with a few kids, high school theater, junior high school theater, but never 3rd and 4th graders.. Best experience ever!!!  Think of how prepared they will be once they choose to do this in junior high or high school??!!  LOVING THIS!!

BOTH CASTS ARE REALLY DOING WELL!! You are going to be amazed at their talent, especially considering we have only had a handful of rehearsals... with a double cast, I have only been able to work with each cast "1 hour 15 minutes every week and with all of the breaks we've had, it has been only about 10-12 rehearsals.. This is a MIRACLE that they are able to accomplish this production!!

It is SOOO fun to watch them... I literally CANNOT WAIT until you see their performances!!!  I have butterflies just thinking about opening nights... Hard to think that two weeks from tonight, this show will be over :(  boo hoo hoo!!! (What will fill my Thursday afternoon void??? Guess it's time to put together a Summer Theater BootCamp!!??!! ha ha)

WEDNESDAY after 10:30, we take full control of the stage...  Meaning, there are no more assemblies until our show is over so we have permission to 1) black out the walls 2) hang our backwall 3) hang our mics 4) Set up the entire sound system, and the list goes on......   After Rehearsal on Wednesday or during school Thursday or Friday is when we will be taping up the black poster paper to the side walls and hanging our backdrops... 

Unless you have already spoken to me about missing rehearsal next week (Byer and Hoge) EVERYONE should be to their specific rehearsals!!! (Harpers hopefully Melissa can make Monday AND Tuesday rehearsal this week?)
MONDAY-THURSDAY is a FULL TECHNICAL and FULL COSTUME REHEARSAL (no make up til Saturday)
What is a Full Tech Rehearsal? This means the spotlight tech will be present (Aaron Wilcox), our sound technician and assistant will be there (Greg Watts and Gabee Snarr), EVERY prop and set piece will be present (if you signed up for something and haven't brought it, please bring it), We block the curtain call, etc.. and we run the show start to finish as many times as we can...

SATURDAY March 8th......
FULL TECH, FULL COSTUME, FULL MAKEUP REHEARSAL!!!

Since we don't have professional lighting on the stage, I am "NOT" requiring our boys to wear makeup... Just so you are all aware, NORMALLY even the guys would wear foundation, blush, eyeliner and mascara.  This is to help audience members WAY up in a balcony or in the back row on the floor, see facial features on every character when those spots and gel lights hit them.... Our amazing flourescent lights would just make the boys look like drag queens ha ha..
GIRLS HOWEVER are a different story.
MAKEUP REQUIREMENTS for Saturday March 8th AND ALL SHOWS:This is based on our flourescent lighting.. It would be a little different if we had professional lighting :)
VIDEOS and PICTURES FOR HANNIGAN AND GRACE ARE ATTACHED TO THE CAST TELLING YOU TO LOOK AT THE BLOG!!
ALL ORPHANS 
Foundation- Shade darker than skin tone
Blush-brownish/natural looking 
Brown or Black eyeliner
Mascara (not heavy, just to color the lashes)
**Dirt Smudges ALL ORPHANS NEED DIRT EXCEPT ANNIE (there isn't enough time to make her "pretty" and remove the dirt)
Dirt smudges is done with dark brown eyeshadow ... (here is a tutorial, however, I do NOT want it as dark as her cheek, but it teaches you how to do dirt smudges http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdr6iVHHYcU )

ORPHAN HAIR IDEAS: 
crooked pigtails
low pigtails with baseball hat (if using a baseball hat it needs to be bobbypinned on!!)
messy ponytail in back with a few strands out of pony
pigtail braids
crooked pigtails
Messy high pigtails or ponytail
Betty-crooked pigtails
Simply wear hair down but messy

*** Hair does not have to be perfect!! I am going for a "messy orphan" look!!

MISS HANNIGAN
Hair and Makeup: She would wear pretty intense makeup.  Obviously she does "not" go for the natural look. You could even pencil on eyebrows, bright lips and cheeks and kinda messy eye makeup... Attached some pictures for reference.. These are for reference only.  You decide what you want to do with your hannigan.. EVERYTHING you come up will be perfect, I promise.. I have been Hannigan 3 times in my life and every time I've created a new look.. Have FUN with this one!!

GRACE
Hair and Makeup: Grace is ELEGANT, put together, classy, graceful.  Her makeup is exactly as you would put your make if you were going out to the opera.  foundation, blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner and BLACK mascara.. Lots of Mascara.. I want her eyes to pop on stage!! Her hair can be up or down as long as it is "perfectly in place".  I've attached pictures for reference.    

LILY and MRS. MUDGE
Hair and Makeup: Makeup is heavier then normal every day makeup. She is very trashy looking... Blue / Pink Eyeshadow.  HEAVY black eyeliner and THICK mascara.  Heavy blush. Red lipstick.  When she changes into Mudge, Red lipstick should be replaced with a natural lipstick and her blush should be rubbed into her checks with her hands, so it almost disappears.. eye makeup will stay the same for both characters.  
Her Hair should be curly curly curly for the Lily portion of the musical, then put in a low, top of neck bun with an old hat or drab scarf for Mrs. Mudge.  Miss Nikki, Teresa and I will ALL be back stage to help throw Lily's hair into a bun during the show... Make sure to send Lily with her own natural lipstick. We will keep it in my desk throughout the production so no one else can touch it and we know exactly where it is at all times!!!  Also send bobby pins.. I have a ton, but, in case I forget or they get all used up, make sure you are prepared with bobbypins.

SERVANTS (BOYLYN SISTERS)
Hair and Makeup:   Their makeup is exactly as you would put your own makeup on if you were going out to the opera.  foundation, blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner and BLACK mascara..  Hair: Should be well kept, like a low bun around the neck..  If not long enough for a bun, then straightened.. A maid wouldn't have curly hair..   Boylyn Sisters... You all have your dresses (if you were at rehearsal on Saturday).  If you want to get a headband at all a dollar and add feathers or something to match your dress with white, red and black feathers, that would be AWESOME!! This would dress up your head and not bring attention to the fact that you are all servants!!  You will NOT be on stage during the mansion scene that turns into the radio scene so you can change into your dresses.. however, after your scene, you literally have 2 minutes to change back into your servants outfit... This is a FAST change... We will go over it on Monday!!

MARCH 3 monday 
CAST A3:00-6:00
Snacks to be set up and ready to eat at 4:45
EVERYONE

MARCH 4 tuesday 
CAST B3:00-6:00 
Snacks to be set up and ready to eat at 4:45
EVERYONE

MARCH 5 wednesday 
CAST A1:15-4:15
Snacks to be set up and ready to eat at 3:00
EVERYONE

MARCH 6 thursday 
CAST B3:00-6:00
Snacks to be set up and ready to eat at 4:45
EVERYONE

MARCH 8 SATURDAY
FINAL TECH and DRESS REHEARSAL-
CAST A 10:00-1:30
Pizza delivered and ready to eat at 11:45
EVERYONE
CAST B 2:30-5:30
Pizza delivered and ready to eat at 3:45 
EVERYONE

MARCH 10-CAST A OPENING NIGHT!!
MARCH 11-CAST B OPENING NIGHT!!

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