Last week we did what are called stumble throughs of the first half of act 1, second half of act 1, etc. Last night, we did our first full run of act 1. Tonight we will do more of the same, only we will have the orchestra instead of a piano to practice against. It is a bit of a different skill picking out your notes from the orchestra. Sometimes it is hard to hear the one or two instruments that are playing your note. Other times it is dead easy as the entire orchestra collaborates on one single chord.
Act 1 gives the pirates a bit of down time in between blocks, so I can get about one repeat of the Hedera lace done before I have to come on again. It is good to be able to sit and pay attention to the action and what I need to do next without the danger of becoming an annoyance or a distraction.
The show goes up in the first week of December, and hopefully by then I will have finished one of these socks and have something a little more mindless to work on between numbers. There is always a fair amount of downtime in a show, and there are only so many times you can look over your blocking.
Wanna come to the show? Sure you do!