Wednesday, March 19, 2008

1st rehearsal

Well, our first official rehearsal was Tuesday night and what looked like it was going to be an unusual experience is already taking a turn for the downright surreal. Read the following COMPLETELY TRUE statements and see if you agree:
  • Two male roles were not cast at auditions.
  • There are two actors playing Granny. I don't know whether they're alternating scenes, acts, performances or what. It hasn't been explained to the group.
  • One of those two actors is a male (see first bullet point).

Ok, maybe that's not as surreal as the Lightning being up 4-1 with 11 minutes to play before eventually losing 7-4 but still.

I know I've done nothing but complain so far which makes it sound like I'm miserable doing this, but I'm honestly not. I'm bemused and intrigued to see how this all shakes out.

On a positive note, it looks like director plans to be creative in the use of space which should be fun for actors and audience. The theatre itself is pretty interesting. I'll write about it after the next rehearsal I attend, which will be some time next week.


Marissa said...

Have you ever seen "Waiting For Guffman" -- Christopher Guest, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey etc. Odd little movie about community theater.

Unknown said...

I have not but you're one of many who said I should. I don't know why I haven't; I love "Spinal Tap", "Best In Show" and "A Mighty Wind".

Marissa said...

I hadn't seen it prior to someone giving it to me as a gift after Beauty and the Beast.
This particular guy only auditions when there's a sure-fire bet he'll be "villager #?" or "ensemble member #?" In BATB he was The Menu and a Villager. I had to maneuver my rod around him, the whisk, and a burly champagne bottle (how many chicks can say that?)