Get Your Paws & Claws Ready: The Big Bad Musical Starts Rehearsals Today!

Get Your Paws & Claws Ready: The Big Bad Musical Starts Rehearsals Today!

Wow... it seems like just yesterday that Nancy Drew: Girl Detective finished its run (wait... that was just Sunday!) and already I'm into a new show! Yes indeed, I'm starting rehearsals for my eleventh OKTC show (and my second summer show) today: The Big Bad Musical! The Big Bad Musical is right up my alley; …

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Director's Diary: Rehearsals You Need To Include In Your Schedule (That You May Not Have Thought Of)

Director’s Diary: Rehearsals You Need To Include In Your Schedule (That You May Not Have Thought Of)

I've written quite a few posts about rehearsal schedules (including rehearsing in "layers," dealing with conflicts, and running your rehearsal effectively). It's so important to plan ahead before your rehearsals start, so you can use your time effectively and set yourself and your team up to create the most successful show possible! When you are making your rehearsal schedule, …

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Director's Diary: Rehearsing in "Layers"

Director’s Diary: Rehearsing in “Layers”

We're approaching crunch time in Nancy Drew rehearsals: only two more rehearsals until March Break, then a week off (eek!) and then two final rehearsals before tech and dress. Now is the time to be doing full runs of the show and working with props, costumes and furniture. That being said, it's not always good …

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A Work in Progress: The Wedding Singer

We're basically at the half-way point in the rehearsal process for The Wedding Singer. It has been fun but challenging so far. With a cast of 36 energetic, enthusiastic actors, the artistic staff are always kept on their toes. We've made good progress so far -- I'm pretty sure all the music has been learned; …

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Director's Diary: On Being Present

Director’s Diary: On Being Present

I've said many times that theatre is a collaborative medium, and (generally speaking!) you can't do it totally alone.  Oftentimes part of a rehearsal (or sometimes all of it) will be run by someone other than the director. Early in the process of rehearsing for a musical, for example, the musical director will often run …

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