What to do on days you don't have rehearsal:
1. If you've got lines, get them memorized ASAP. Off book day is in 2 weeks. The sooner you get off book the sooner you can start focusing on your character.
2. Practice dancing and singing. Repetition is your friend. You should have the dances and music so solid in your mind that you can do it in your sleep. Remember you need to be training your body to move while singing.
3. Watch shows/movies from the time period. There's a lot of popular shows from the late 50's early 60's. Our show is set in 1959-1960. A show I highly suggest is "Leave it To Beaver" (the black and white tv series). It's from that exact time period. You can find it online, on broadcast television (MeTV channel), or at the library. This will give you an idea of how people acted, talked, dressed, etc.
4. Work on your character. Each of you has a character in the show. For the leads it's more defined, but for others it's more open for you to decide. If you don't have a character name, choose one. You'll need to understand the time period before proceeding with more character decisions (see 3). We'll discuss this more in future rehearsals.
5. Find your costume items if you haven't already.
*To follow this RSS feed, please be sure your device has a RSS feed reader extension or app.