Though I've been neglecting my poor little blog for the past few days, the good news is that I'm going to collect scads of good blog stories when I start directing the musical. Only six days until we start rehearsals!
Last night, I put together the scene-by-scene rehearsal schedule. What a bear that was. The hard part is scheduling simultaneous rehearsals that do not require the same actors to be in two places at once.
In college, I stage-managed one very complicated production that also needed a scene-by-scene schedule and a complicated tech script with over 100 lighting cues. I am so glad for that experience now! My goal is to avoid the painful and typical church play rehearsal in which the director makes thirty people sit around watching while she blocks the entire thing using the actors as living chess pieces. I know I'll have to make changes, but having a plan in advance will save us precious time.
I have to choreograph three more numbers in the next few days.
Other ongoing tasks: 1) working on my new historical fiction blogging team, and 2) completing some agent-requested rewrites for a re-submission.
My daughter will be in camp for three hours each day until the 4th, which will give me some free time to do all this stuff!