May 9: Off and Running!
Yes, it has finally arrived - dress rehearsal day has arrived. It is the first day we will perform in front of faculty and peers. We gathered around at 4pm to get warmed up and to settle into acting mode. The faces of the cast members reflected our fear and anxiety. It is challenging to perform in front of a crowd, but we invested so much time in the play and we want to perform to our full potential. While warming up, Mr. Howard gave an inspirational speech to help the cast members get focused. He emphasized enjoying the process of acting and appreciating everyone around you. After dinner, around 7:00pm, the first scene began and set the tone for the rest of the night. Yes, we did make several mistakes. We forgot lines and missed cues. The cast was a bit disappointed. But they are going to go over their material once more and won’t repeat the mistakes. After the play, Mr. Howard complimented us for a nice job. He said that if today’s performance was the actual performance, it would have been an awesome play. However, don’t forget, this was a dress rehearsal. We will get some rest and regroup on Friday for opening night. P.S DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR WORK DONE!
Thursday May, 10, 2012 at 12:45PM