Another busy, but great rehearsal. Sarah taught the Middle Chorus, the Children and myself the dance routine for You Can’t Stop the Beat … Mark the percussionist came along to go through his stuff and watch some of the rehearsal …. we rehearsed most of Act I … and again tried to ‘cement’ the Reach routine into our heads! Gill worked on some red hunting jackets …. and Andy tried on his Prince gear!
Today the Children’s chorus met for the first time – Sophie, Alice, Danielle, Maya, Hannah and Ruby – and we started running through what they do in the show. Louise, Sophie and Joanna had prepared the Hunt number, so they started teaching that to the children. They seemed to pick it up really quickly, so we moved on to Reach!
Once the Children had left, the Principals and Middle Chorus ran through Reach again a few times…. We made some changes and Tina was really helpful in watching and telling us what needed to improve (loads!)…..
We blocked most of the show with those of us who were there (Uglys – Dave & Theo, Dandini – Cassi, Fairy – Amanda, Baron – Andrew, and myself – Buttons), and started to look at one or two scenes in detail.
All in all a very successful rehearsal!