The last two rehearsals have been dedicated to blocking the entire show… preliminary blocking anyway. You just know that it is going to change, particularly when we get our two weeks (of rehearsal) time on the stage. But even to get that little idea in your head as to what you will be doing on stage is a big help. It was like the blind leading the blind but when aren’t first blockings like that. We did get to see “Eve’s” development of her big moment and the rest of us think she is off to a good start!
I am pleased with where I am at this point! The memorization is coming. Although, I do find myself running over “Kate’s” lines at times which at times seems appropriate since most of our moments end dramatically. However, I will focus a bit more on the cue lines.
One of the highlights last night did not involve any blocking or scripts. In the middle of a scene, we heard the thrilling refrain of John Williams’ “Superman March.” I should have ignored it and kept the others guessing. I was as surprised as them because I am usually careful to turn the cell phone off at inopportune times. I did silence it after I read the text. I did get HOMEWORK! I’m to find my recording of the instrumental “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” which is an important part of the show. It is in my itunes library. I wonder if there is a way to send it to Beth via email. I’ll see.
All in all.. a successful rehearsal with less than 4 weeks to go?!