Since tonight was the last rehearsal before opening night, it's time to remember the fun times during rehearsal.
Enjoy our picture as it was definitely a fun night where Cheryl Crabb, the Director, brought in old hats for the R-ACT costume collection. What happens when you have a room full of girls and hats...dress up of course! These were a few of our favorites.
One of the first nights working with costumes, Diane Brosius, who plays Miss Julie, brought in some boots she used in a previous show a while back. In the boots, she found a ring she thought she'd lost years ago. Amazingly enough, another ring was found during a different rehearsal in another pair of shoes. We all told her it was fate that she joined our show just so she could find the jewelry.
The two characters involved in the fight scene during the show obviously had to figure out how to make it look 'real' but they also had to make it look 'good.' Those two things don't always go hand-in-hand let me tell you. Well, surprisingly it only took one brief planning session, and they nailed it. We all applauded after their first rehearsal of the fight and agree that it's a great moment in the show.
As previously mentioned, other favorite moments/lines have to do with the Mac Donald Special. Almost every character gets to talk about it, and we all had a hard time keeping straight faces. I think after the show finishes, we'll all try to find one of those specials. Can you guess what the food is?
Now, can you imagine a gentleman gambler not knowing how to play poker? During one rehearsal, our gentleman gambler, Julius Mayfield, and the stagecoach driver, Sagebrush Sal, had to 'draw' from Nate Dexter's (rancher and co-founder of Whiskey Flats) gambling knowledge. He showed them the 'tricks' of the trade. Well, I 'call' that one interesting night of rehearsal. See if life 'plays' Julius a better 'deal' or if he gets charged with murder.
Anyway, as you can see, we all had a great time with each other and hope that shows on stage. We're ready to open our doors so come on in. Welcome to the Cactus Flower Saloon in Whiskey Flats in the Arizona territory.