Tuesday, November 27, 2012

2012 Christmas Carol-It begins

I am happily refreshed from our 1st day off. It's hard to believe we have already had 3 days of rehearsals for this year's production of "A Christmas Carol" at the Hanover Theatre.
  After learning the music for "Wassail" on Friday & Saturday (in addition to many of the songs in the show), it was time to get down to business and learn the dance on Sunday with our wonderful choreographer, Ilyse Robbins. If you haven't seen the show, "Wassail" is our largest, most intricate number in the production. Since it is so big, it helps to learn all the components early on in the rehearsal process that way there is plenty of time for it to sink in. "Wasail" comes in Act One at the "Fezziwig Party" and involves, 22 members of the cast, a fiddle, 7 part harmony, fake beer, a marriage proposal, and lots of dancing! Here's some of the cast members prepping BEFORE learning the staging to "Wassail".  

Yours Truly (Annie Kerins) with Andrew Oberstein

Tyler Bellmon and Co. stretch
Laura DeGiacomo, Kim Kalunian, & Meredith Stypinksi
Here are some tired, sweaty cast members recouping AFTER learning "Wassail" in it's entirety.
Me & Meredith

Kim Kalunian & Jeremy Towle

It has BEGUN !!!!