I think one of the best parts of rehearsal is that everyone comes in with their own ideas and is given freedom to try different things before the director, Geoff, begins to shape what’s there. There is definitely a sense of playfulness and experimentation. In all honesty, the show is completely ridiculous… in a good way!
On Sunday, somehow I wound up joining an amateur a capella singing group! Every Sunday night, a group of about 7 ladies meet in the Brown’s house to sing. This group of friends has been meeting for over 10 years! They have a very eclectic list of songs in their repertory. Right now, they have Ukrainian, Yiddish, French, and Shape Note Music songs, just to name a few! I was there, doing nothing, in an adjacent room when rehearsal started, so I was asked to join, and then warmly welcomed into the group.
Today’s rehearsal (Monday) was held inside because of rain. We continued staging the show, and cleaning and running the entire first half of the show. Our rehearsals thus far have been very productive (it’s easy to get through a lot when you rehearse for 6 hours a day), and we are slightly ahead of schedule!