It is always so exciting to really begin a show, to dig in and start learning music and choreography, blocking and exploring your character. It is also a daunting thought, that in four short weeks will we have a show worthy of an audience. But we press on, hopefully and enthusiastic, that we will do everything that needs done and then some- giving these kids an experience to remember and skills to carry them into their next project.
We began with a fun focus warm up called Big Booty, a game whose name always brings a smile. It requires a great deal of focus and is a challenge to get the hang of it the first time playing. Then, we dug into the show!
In the morning the majority of the kids learned the blocking and semi-choreography of, "Gotta Be Sincere", a fun song that requires some physicality. After lunch everyone sang "Telephone Hour" with Rick, who has an immense amount of patience teaching all the ins and outs of this multi-tiered song! And we ended the day with adding some finishing touches on "Gotta Be Sincere", which hopefully everyone will practice tonight along with practicing their fainting techniques.
Tomorrow is a new day folks and we are all so excited to continue the learning and growing!!