TOYL Monday RehearsalBy Laura & Mike Clark • Sep 26th, 2006 • Category: The Time of Your Life
Last night we ran through the first 30 pages or so of The Time of Your Life twice. We had all the cast members from those scenes, and we were mostly off-book. I messed up a bit the first time I was on stage. I’ll admit it, I was nervous. It was so loud! People have warned me that being on stage is very bright, and very hot, but no one has ever mentioned how loud it is. We had a pinball machine running, and a piano playing, and about eight people on stage. Wow, it was loud. Chip Gertzog, the director, pointed out we all have to project our voices so we can be heard at the back of the auditorium. Later the pinball machine was turned off, which helped, but then everyone tended to talk more softly.
But it overall went well. We discovered a bit of the blocking wouldn’t work, or got a little too jammed up on one side of the stage. So we reblocked some smaller parts. Chip was impressed with how far we’ve come. Tonight we do the next 24 pages, the middle of Act II through the end of Act III. Which will bring us to the intermission.
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Laura & Mike Clark started ShowBizRadio in August 2005 because they love live theater. They each have both performed in and worked behind the scenes in DC area productions, as well as earned a Career Studies Certificate in Theater from Northern Virginia Community College. Mike & Laura are each members of the American Theatre Critics Association, and Mike is a member of the Online News Association.