Grease Is The Word

It’s been a while since I posted, I’ve been busy working on a show. The long days of rehearsal and tech had me exhausted and I hardly took my computer out of my bag when I was home. Even now when we are in “show mode” it seems like I just transport my computer back and forth and hardly do much on it at home.

Here’s a little update 🙂

For about 6 years now, it seems I’ve joined productions at all times of the process except from the very first day of rehearsal. I seem to have fallen into the groove of the being the person who “saves the show”, not literally of course. I don’t mind joining a show when it’s already set and I’m just thrown into it, it’s a different type of challenge.

However, this one I was hired from the start and so we began rehearsals in NYC and I had to dig into my memory on how this all works.

Here are few things I’ve learned or had refreshed for me:

1. Everyone has different personalities and in theatre some are stronger than others. It’s tough sometimes , but necessary to take a deep breath and deal with the issues at hand.

2. Even with all the stress, tension, and long hours of rehearsal and “tech week” when the opening notes are played for the first show with an audience, I still get excited. Moments like this help remind me why I am in the entertainment industry at all.

3. There’s always more I can learn about creating documents in excel and now I’m starting to learn “Pages” on my Mac too.

4. Having a job in my field is good practice of many of my skills.

The run of the show is almost over, 1 more full week after this weekend and then continuing to work on the Bungalow to-do list. photo

Have a great weekend!


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