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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Practice Has Begun!
It’s been a couple weeks, but I have started rehearsals for my chorus part in the play “Spoon River Anthology”. I even have a solo. I whistle a stanza of “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” at the end of a monologue. It does sound haunting in the quiet theatre. I love it!
The music is hard to memorize because it isn’t something I have on disc to practice with in the car, and although I have it on MP3 I can’t seem to get it to transfer to my IPod. It’s an older model and I’m guessing that is why. When we practiced as a group I had a partner to sing with, but she is also one of the main characters of the play so last night was the first time I sang without her and it totally sucked! We kind of carried each other.
I also found out last night that I need to find an outfit that would have passed in 1915. We’re talking a dress or a blouse and skirt, shoes and a hat or hairstyle. This I’m kind of freaking out about because I have no idea what to look for. I’ve gone on-line and searched 1915 Women’s Fashions and I’ve gotten ideas but I’m not sure where to find them. One of my friends suggested thrift shops and I will look there but I can never find anything! However, I will try.
I tried to prepare my boyfriend for the temporary loss of me. I’m going to be practicing for the next three weeks almost every night. He’s pretty bummed about it – he loses his Jeopardy partner more than he would like, but he knows it is temporary and it will be worth it in the end.
Meanwhile, I am loving being on stage again! The nerves, the bravado – seeing the acting, feeling the emotion, putting stories together, real and make believe. The actors are awesome – all community members with the love of acting as a common trait. Some with amazing talent, but all with something to offer.
Yes, it’s good to be back on the stage.