Chorale Notes Letter from Italy, 1944 Open Final Dress Rehearsal – April 26, 2013

Chorale Notes Letter from Italy, 1944 Open Final Dress Rehearsal – April 26, 2013

Act I

Chorale Entrance – beautiful

Michael and Katie – you acting in the opening was terrific.  Both of you be sure to protect the baby’s head.  Katie you looked like a Madonna.

I KNOW A LAND

Chorale and Principals – I don’t know why they didn’t applaud – likely they don’t know how to react or they are approaching the production as if it’s a symphony. where one doesn’t applaud between movements.  At Intermission several people told me they wouldn’t dare applaud, as it was too serious.  I think they were being respectful.

WHAT THE CENSOR WROTE – CHORALE

 

AFTER SEEING WHAT HAPPENED TONIGHT, PLEASE LEAVE YOUR LETTERS HELD UP ON AT THE END UNTIL THE FIRST MEASURE OF MUSIC STARTS IN “AWAY”

.  THE USE OF THE LETTERS WAS EXCELLENT TONIGHT – THE SINGING A BIT FEINT . . .I’M JUST SAYIN’. . .

 

RIVA RIDGE

 

Chorale you were 99% there in unison for the marching – By Sunday you will be perfect.  Thank you for getting shot and taking those wounds through the heart f.  You took it for the team.  And it works.  It looked very good.

 

Only one other note:

My general note was that I think the last 25% of the production dragged a bit Friday night.  I’m hoping just saying this brings everyone to figure out how and if they contribute to that and keep the pace up.  I mentioned it to Joe also.

 

Having said the above, all of you have fulfilled my dreams for this production.  It’s been such a joy to work with all of you whether on stage or off stage when doing all the preliminary planning and rehearsing necessary to bring this American epic work to the stage.  Congratulations GMC.  It’s been my privilege to be your artistic collaborator.

 

Sheila