Yes, I’m alive.

1 November, 2010
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For now. Heh.

Just checking into Finkville to look at comments and clear out some spam before tackling production week. An area school calls it “hell” week; I think that’s a misnomer (and a slightly inappropriate phrase to use repeatedly around high school students, but you know…snarky hag & all). If “hell” must be defined in theater terms, it has to be initial singing, choreography and blocking rehearsals. Agreed, fellow thespians?

No, I am actually looking forward to this week. The only devilish part will be the sleeping schedule and its accompanying havoc.

I also think my fellow directors and our students would agree that Sunday the 7th is starting to look pretty good, too. :-)

But for now, the show goes on; the boards beckon. Bring it.


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1 November, 2010 7:23 am

The initial blocking is definitely the worst, especially if one is a stage manager or assistant stage manager and has to record all the blocking for every character.


1 November, 2010 10:17 am

I’ve always used that term to refer to the final rehearsal week! It’s not too bad now that I have most mornings free and the cast doesn’t damage anything that I have to repair prior to the rehearsal.


1 November, 2010 9:41 pm

I call final rehearsal weeks the Red Zone. Red Zone starts about 3 or 4 rehearsals prior to performance. Schola is in Red Zone now for our 11/14, 12/5 and 12/19 performances. Add to that my studio recital 12/5, which has it’s own Red Zone. So just color me Red.