Wednesday, June 19, 2013

June 18 2013

Don Juan in Tech Rehearsal February 2013. Photo: Manuel Rotenberg. Dancers: Max Tchernychev, Elana Lewis, Stephanie Maiorano. Looking at this, I am reminded of how quickly Stephanie had to change costumes. It really was only about 30 seconds to get out of the red "Dream" costume and get the white one on.
Don Juan in Tech Rehearsal February 2013. Photo: Manuel Rotenberg. Dancers: Matt Carney & Elana Lewis. The pleasant peasants. They are about to call Don Juan to Join in the Act Three festivities.

Daily Stuff: Sent out a few more contracts today. Had a meeting with Matt, our director of communications about an upcoming grant and a recent San Diego dance initiative.

Then went to have a late lunch/dinner with my friend Candye Kane. But eating was scrapped in favor of helping with errands. It was cool. She paid me in yellow lemon Starbursts. Anyway, I'll see her playing at the fair on Thursday.

SUDS rehearsal at night. We set one of the big medleys from the first act and two ballads that follow it. The first medley is fairly physical as it involves the women in the show terrorizing a washer repairman in the name of female empowerment. It is always the worst rehearsal for the male cast member as he pretty much crawls around on the floor for a few hours.

Afterwards, we reviewed the opening of the first act. Sarah (the girl playing the lead Cindy) is doing some very nice things with the opening song. As a matter of fact, the entire cast is doing exemplary work. We ran the second act in its entirety. Just need to keep encouraging them to simplify once they discover where they are going with their choices.

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