It's been a few days since I last wrote about how "Godspell" rehearsals are going. Things are going along...sometimes smoothly, sometimes not so much. HA! I guess that's the way with everything, isn't it.
We had our first blocking rehearsal on Monday for the first scene of the musical and it is... interesting. No, it'll be really good, it's just so goofy! I've realized that it's so interesting being an adult with theater experience in this situation. Being goofy is pretty far away from my everyday life now, and it takes some readjusting. I have to think a lot more like a teenager than I'm used to in order to not be embarrassed by what our director is asking us to do. Our director has also informed us that he his a very "physical" director, meaning he's going to want us to do a lot of stunts. I already have to bop someone on the head and I'm having a bit of trouble with it. I make it look too fake, because I'm afraid of hurting the poor kid. I gotta get over that, but sheesh. I wouldn't want to be wacked on the head with someone's fist. I already got slapped on the back by the main character so hard it stung. Oh my...
I will say that there is a bit of disconnect between ourselves and our director. Nothing that can't be figured out with a little extra communication, but as I'm sure happens a lot, the director thinks one way and does not always communicate precisely what's in his head to the actors. There were quite a few moments of confusion and frustration at our first blocking because of miscommunication. No worries. It'll get worked out.
The best thing about being in this musical, and having an actual part, instead of being in the chorus, is that the 9 other people I'm working with are really nice! There are 2 "older" ladies in our cast, and by older I mean not teenagers, and they are lovely! I get to sing a duet with one of them and I'm pretty excited about it. The other is just crazy and will start building a character and running with it, to the point that our director has to rein her in once in awhile. Of course, one of the others has been my friend since high school, so of course, we get along. All the guys seem equally nice, if not a little more reserved, surprisingly.
I really think that in the end, this is going to be a great show! I just wish they'd start practicing my songs already... I'm going to need all the practice I can get!