So dress rehearsals started this week - they are going pretty well! We had some issues with costumes - some of the chorus members took "wear neutral browns & tans, something you would wear in the desert" the wrong way and were wearing outfits that more resembled cave girls than people in the middle east. We told them they had to wear skirts at least to their mid-calf as a compromise. We also have the mics hooked up and are playing with the sound levels. 3 more rehearsals this week and 3 day shows for elementary schools the following week - it's so close!!!
So I spent some of Wednesday and all day Thursday of my March Break painting the Aladdin set - super fun. My body is aching, but I'm glad the basic stuff is done. We had to clean up the disgusting mess left from the other school (we share the theatre with the adjacent public school) on Wednesday, and then Thursday we primed the floor, the risers, and the scaffolding, and then painted them. We have to add all the detailing to our sandy floor, but we'll do that next week. We used "Sweet Sandy" paint for our Arabian theme and "Pepper Spice" for the backgrounds.
On Thursday we had sound and lighting techs come in and fix our sound board (which was a mess) and now the sound quality is great, and we have some new lights and gels coming in before the play! We are also ordering more headset mics because they sound great now!
Rehearsals start up again on Tuesday - full dress rehearsals for the next 3 weeks. We found paint to match our genie's bright blue body suit from MAC Pro. Question - who uses blue body paint on a daily basis? The costumes should be finished this week too! Elementary school performances begin April 4-6th in the day, and nightly performances are April 7-9th at 7pm. Get your tickets starting next week!!!!
Wednesday - securing risers and cleaning
Thursday - after priming
Thursday - after painting - Sweet Sandy!
Finished 4 of 7 modules, got all excellents on my second evaluation! YAY! I don't have to do work over the March Break (although I probably will so that the week after isn't hectic), and there is less than half left. Less than 5 weeks to go! The assignments are definitely getting more challenging and time consuming. I'm getting a lot out of it, but I will be glad to have it done!