-Actors cast – check
-Lines memorized – check
-Scenes blocked – check
-Set created - check
Time to put all the props and all the actors into all the scenes with all the sound effects ON STAGE.
It’s TECH-WEEK: where the actors attempt smooth transitions of dialogue and portrayal from moment to moment. TECH-WEEK: where the director, lighting, and sound departments work together to set the timing and mood. TECH-WEEK: where stage and property departments work to make sure every book, ashtray, pillow, piece of furniture and prop are exactly where they need to be, when they need to be there.
This week you’ll really get that backstage pass we’ve been talking about, but you should order your tickets now! I mean you’ve been with us while we created the show, don’t you want to see us at the end of it? We’ll be finding out the actors final thoughts before opening night, and see if anything goes wrong (I mean if any improvements were made to the show). Already the actors are feeling mixed emotions-excited for the stage and sad to see an end to this production.
Dave Joseph (Mel) shares a little more on this conundrum…”It's really going to stink when this is all over... every rehearsal there has been discovery, growth, and development...you can't help but feel that if we were to run this show for weeks or even months every aspect of it would keep evolving and keep getting better. I'm going to be very sad when it's over.”
But, we are down to the end folks…or should I say gearing up for the opening? We have 12 hours of rehearsal left during the 96 hours till the show opens and you join in Mel and Edna’s life. What does all that mean? It’s time to buy your tickets for the show!!!