Yes, I’m alive.

For now. Heh.

Just checking into Finkville to look at comments and clear out some spam before tackling production week. An area school calls it “hell” week; I think that’s a misnomer (and a slightly inappropriate phrase to use repeatedly around high school students, but you know…snarky hag & all). If “hell” must be defined in theater terms, it has to be initial singing, choreography and blocking rehearsals. Agreed, fellow thespians?

No, I am actually looking forward to this week. The only devilish part will be the sleeping schedule and its accompanying havoc.

I also think my fellow directors and our students would agree that Sunday the 7th is starting to look pretty good, too. :-)

But for now, the show goes on; the boards beckon. Bring it.


6 thoughts on “Yes, I’m alive.

  1. Caine

    The initial blocking is definitely the worst, especially if one is a stage manager or assistant stage manager and has to record all the blocking for every character.

  2. Greg

    I’ve always used that term to refer to the final rehearsal week! It’s not too bad now that I have most mornings free and the cast doesn’t damage anything that I have to repair prior to the rehearsal.

  3. PKPudlin

    I call final rehearsal weeks the Red Zone. Red Zone starts about 3 or 4 rehearsals prior to performance. Schola is in Red Zone now for our 11/14, 12/5 and 12/19 performances. Add to that my studio recital 12/5, which has it’s own Red Zone. So just color me Red.



    1. Rat Fink Post author

      Hey, Red Dread. You are bizzy this month! I’ll bet you’re having a blast, though. And I still owe you a BU email…I will survive this weekend and get that to ya.


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