Monthly Archives: February 2011

Priscilla 2011 – Broadway – Dress rehearsals

The final stage of any theatre production is dress rehearsals.  Everything is added (except the audience) at this point.  Usually overwhelming on Priscilla, it was kind of a breeze this time, well out front anyway.  I hear backstage is frenzied … Continue reading

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Priscilla 2011 – Broadway – Day 10

Sitzprobe.  What a strange term.  I’ve been part of them for over a decade without really exploring where the word came from.  It sounds painful…well, certainly without having a few drinks first.  Surprisingly, it’s usually one of the least painful … Continue reading

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Priscilla 2011 – Broadway – Day 9

Our rehearsal drummer, Warren, was added back to the pit today and the difference it made was tremendous.  Suddenly it sounded like a big musical again – which is odd, really, because it’s just keys and kit – but the … Continue reading

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Priscilla 2011 – Broadway – Day 8

Favourite moment of the day has to be a story related by Tony Sheldon.  Meeting the new Benjis (the 7 year old) can be tricky – usually we introduce them at tech/dress time, and the way the costumes look onstage … Continue reading

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Priscilla 2011 – Broadway – Day 7

Today was my birthday.  And as Simon pointed out over the God mic at the end of rehearsal “there has been more effort put into celebrating Dean Bryant’s fucking birthday than getting this show on!”  Which was lovely.  And semi-true. … Continue reading

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Priscilla 2011 – Broadway – Day 6

Today was the dressing of Act Two.  It went really smoothly.  So smoothly that we finished an hour early.  Which was good considering I was having my birthday drinks after rehearsal.  Nothing like gaining an hour of gin gimlet time. … Continue reading

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Priscilla 2011 – Broadway – Day 4 and 5

We slowed down a little in tech this afternoon – so much is exactly the same as Toronto that you tend to whip ahead, but things like the balcony overhang are different, so we stopped to figure out how to … Continue reading

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