Tuesday, May 28, 2013

We've been here for a month? What?

This is my favorite picture of this last week. Possibly of the whole summer.

Is it just me or are the weeks getting shorter? I feel like I JUST posted about Week 4, and now it's the end of Week 5. What? What?

Here are the Highlights of Week 5:

Playing volleyball as a cast on Monday night. I was only there for a short while, but during that time, Kenzie took down the net with her feet because she was doing a celebratory can-can.

Dress rehearsal for "Beauty and the Beast" when David ripped his pants from front to back during the fight with Gaston. The dialogue and song with Belle right before he "died" was more about his pants and the beast's "manhood" than anything in the script.

How Dave Walker's presence is always announced by the entrance of Nantucket, Dave's adorable little teacup Maltese poodle. Nan has become the cast buddy, and is cuddled and handed around throughout rehearsal most days. (Her and baby Charlie both.) One day while rehearsing "Tradition," Jerry was holding her. He's supposed to give Jacob S a "kopek" (a coin), but since he was holding Nan, she just became the "kopek." Jerry handed her to Jacob S, and Jacob just held her up in the air with one hand while doing the rest of the choreography.

OPENING WEEKEND!!! It was so awesome. There were several short moments of panic, but it was a strong opening. There were also several moments of AWESOME.

1. When Joe was dressed as a wolf (which is terrifying...red glowing eyes and glow-in-the-dark painted teeth and claws), and remembered that it was the birthday of a 5-year-old girl in the audience. So at the end of the wolf chase scene, he went right up to her and whispered in a low, growly voice, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" (Her psychologist will call us in a few years, I'm sure...)

2. When Jacob S almost dropped Jacob C as he was carrying him out of the theatre during an exit. They barely made it out to the lobby before collapsing into a heap. Jacob C said later, "It was in that moment that I knew it was going to be a good show."

3. When Mason's accidentally turned into a Chip N Dale dancer during a musical number. During "Be Our Guest," a lot of the guys just wear these shirt fronts that tie around their waists and velcro around their necks, with jackets over them--it's faster for their costume changes, cheaper, cooler, etc. During the song, the velcro around Mason's neck came apart, and his shirt front fell open to reveal his bare chest beneath his jacket. He did his best to put it back, but it's hard to do while dancing, and wearing gloves.

In other news, we're rehearsing "Fiddler" this week! In less than one month, all three shows will be open. WHAT? Awesome. Here's to another week!


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