WHAT A CRAZY WEEK FOR ME!!!!
I apologize to all the parents who didn't receive an update on todays (saturday 10/25).... So you all know.... I have a lung disease and Tuesday, it decided to take over my larynx and lungs.. I have had no voice, nor energy to take on the demands of this past week.... Unfortunately, emails to a few of you did not get sent out, and the blog did not get updated.... I sincerely apologize!!! It was not you!! IT WAS ME!! Please please please forgive me...
I have been overdosing on meds to stop my bronchitis from turning to pneumonia and wah-lah, it worked... No pneumonia.. This is a good thing!! I slept friday after school from 3:15 til 9:00 Saturday morning!! and had a ton of energy for todays rehearsal... Again, I am sorry for the few of you who were not updated on the times today... :( I will not do that again!!!
ONWARD AND UPWARD!!!!
We are officially blocked from page 1-36.... We are doing wonderfully on our blocking and choreography!!!
The following is our rehearsal schedule from no through November!!!!
Please let your children know that there will be MANY rehearsals where they are only used 30 minutes of the 2 1/2 hours... Make sure they BRING THEIR HOMEWORK!!! Or a book to read (for book reports), etc... I do not time during rehearsal to monitor whether your kids are actually doing their homework, as I am busy directing, but, let them know that there might be times that they are "benched" during most of the rehearsal.. that is show biz!!! But when they are onstage they are AWESOME!!!
Remind your children that Oz cannot be an excuse as to why their homework is not getting finished on Monday Nights.... The goal is: when they are not on stage they are doing homework!!!
MONDAY OCTOBER , 27th REHEARSAL
REVIEW Munchkinland, then continue into the merry old land of oz... (I'm gonna throw this out there... Anyone who is not an ozian, please feel free to be an Emerald City/Ozian... It is up to you the parents because it will be one more costume that needs to be put together and ALL green, however, If your child want to be an ozian, there is plenty of time to change costumes from munchkinland to emerald city... Again, parents this is up to you...) I am assuming everyone is in OZ, unless you email me back the opposite... It just allows your kids to be in one more number as a chorus person..
We are blocking:
Page 37 - 42 (scene 8) MERRY OLD LAND OF OZ
Wicked Witch , Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion Toto
ALL OZIANS/Emerald City People, Doorman (LIZA SONTAGG YOU ARE ALSO THE GUARD.. PLEASE MEMORIZE ALL LINES FOR DOORMAN AND GUARD FROM PAGES 37-42),
NOVEMBER 1 - NO REHEARSAL ENJOY YOUR SATURDAY BREAK Sleeping off all of your candy intake from the night before :)
MONDAY NOVEMBER 3
SCENE 12 and 13 ,pages 50-56
The Haunted Forest at the base of the witch's castle and inside the witch's castle
Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, Dorothy, Toto, Wicked Witch, Auntie Em and WINKIE GUARDS,
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8
Scene 9, the wizards chamber Page 43-44
Scene 10, The Haunted Forest and Witches Castle Page 45-47
Scene 11, Inside the witches castle page 48-49
Scene 14, The wizards chamber/OZ Pages 56-59
Lion, Tinman Dorothy, Scarecrow, Toto, OZ, Wicked Witch, Nikko, \
BE MEMORIZED PEOPLE!! You are officially OFF SCRIPT FOR THIS REHEARSAL!!!
MONDAY NOVEMBER 10
EVERYONE to be at this rehearsal!!!
Finish Blocking Scene 14, pages 59-62
GO THROUGH EVERYTHING WE KNOW SO FAR!!! ALL SONGS!! ALL SCRIPT!!! EVERYTHING!!!!
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15
ALL LEADS AND SECONDARY LEADS!!!! Finish Blocking everything that has not been blocked yet and review the entire show, LEADS and SECONDARY LEADS ONLY
Uncle Henry, Auntie Em, Hunk, Hickory, Hank, Zeke, Miss Gulch, Glinda, Nikko, Wicked Witch, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Toto,
MONDAY NOVEMBER 17
EVERYONE to be at this rehearsal!!!
Finish Blocking anything that needs to be blocked
GO THROUGH EVERYTHING WE KNOW SO FAR!!! ALL SONGS!! ALL SCRIPT!!! EVERYTHING!!! Should be close to the entire show!!!
3:45-6:30 (LOOOOOOOONG REHEARSAL TONIGHT!!!)
November 18-30 NO REHEARSAL!!! ENJOY YOUR THANKSGIVING BREAK!!!
STARTING ON MONDAY DECEMBER 1st, EVERYONE TO ALL MONDAY REHEARSALS!!!!
Saturday LEAD rehearsals to be announced : IF NEEDED!!!