No. Not yet, but for the first time I finally feel like we might be by the time the show opens... maybe.
Today we started putting it all together for the first act. We're making progress. It really helps to do the transitions and see it all coming together, even if it's rough. It's a very physically demanding show and we're all onstage for the entire performance, so we really need to be on top of our game.
I, along with most of the leads, was really nervous about getting everything the director wanted done in a quick fashion. It's really difficult to see how everything is going to work together when you are always doing things in pieces and stopping and starting. We're only 10 people, and there are a lot of transitions that until tonight were totally on our shoulders. Today, we were able to divie some of those "heavy lifting" jobs out to ensemble members and I think it will help tremendously... as long as everyone listens.
Why is it so hard to listen!? This is one of the biggest reasons I never got into teaching. Even as a teenager, I could not figure out why those teens around me couldn't simply listen when someone in charge was talking. It baffles me to this day. Oh well, even if there has to be some yelling involved, things will get done.
Praises: The leads voices are awesome! I just hope mine can measure up. The transitions are working, if not a little rough. We're learning our lines. We're working as an cohesive unit. I got my costume approved today! Things are looking up... but we only have a month left and haven't even touched Act 2...
We'll be ready. We kinda have to be. It'll be good. I hope... :-)