For I am a drama geek!

I’ve just had a really good day.

Left for my second to last drama class early…I didn’t have to do scenes with any of the little kids, and I got to direct two! Much fun, a challenge and good experience. Then we had my class, which went relatively well, I had lots of energy today. Usually I feel quite lethargic. Only one thing went wrong- I wasn’t happy with my performance in my scene with Dillan and Charlotte. They play my parents, and have to break the news that I’m not getting to go to something I’ve been really looking forward to..I get extremely upset, yell at my parents, then stalk offstage. A few seconds later I return and apologize. It wasn’t so much embarassing that I knew I wasn’t doing well, it was more frustrating. I know these kids well and don’t mind messing up in front of them much. Oh well. I survived. Then Dad and I stopped and grabbed a bite to eat, while I told him about some mod work I’d done and we swapped stories about trolls on our respective forums. He dropped me at rehearsal, and that’s when the real fun began. :D I got to sing the Casilda duets with both Matt Scribner and Matthew Pillsbury! It was really fun. With Matt S I just sang, but with Matthew I got to act, which was great. Sappy, but great. A bit of fake waltzing today (for those of you that can understand this *coughSprunkcough* I sing a solo in two four time, while the piano plays in three four. Not easy. Then the whole chorus comes in in three four, while the sopranos sing in two four. It’s just not feasible to have most of us singing in two four while waltzing in, of course, three four! Anyway, the point of this long-winded explanation is to say that we’re not really waltzing, it’s just sort of stepping back and forth.) Luke and I have nailed that. :D It’s funny though, he and I spend pretty much the entire duration of the play holding hands and staring adoringly at each other. It gets a little monotonous, but it’s so funny. I can’t do it during rehearsal without eventually laughing, though. Just can’t. As usual, I’m rambling and no one is going to understand or care about a thing I’m saying. :P Oh well, that’s fine with me, I’m happy right now! Towards the end, when most of the chorus was gone, Keturah and I were sitting on the stairs leading from the Elementary rooms to the gym, and without any real reason started assigning musical notes to the stairs and jumping around, playing out the songs from the show as the piano and cast sang in the the gym. It must’ve been a strange spectacle, as we couldn’t jump the distance from do to do and were launching ourselves around and laughing hysterically. Finally, Angela’s husband and Keturah’s older brother came to find the source of the loud thumping noises, and joined us, along with Julia. Soon we had whole songs going. :D We moved into the gym and started doing it on the floor while Matt and Emily sang their duet- John and Josh on the tenor, and Keturah and I on the soprano. We’re such nerds, but it was *so* fun! We did lots of crazy things today…had a whole conversation about how to do our hair (she’s a longhair too) because during the dance scenes, my braid would hit Luke or whoever I was dancing with and it can really be quite painful. So we both started spinning around and letting our braids fly out about two feet on either side, while Julia in her hoop skirts was twirling around the gym enjoying the puffiness. Then I tied some of our fake flower bunches to the end of my braid and spun around with that…ahh, such fun.

Oh, and the best part…David, my drama teacher, might come to the show! It would be so wonderful to have someone who’s actually really worked with me, even had me as an assistant, give me feedback. I really hope it works out!

1 Comment

  1. Krissy Said,

    May 5, 2006 @ 12:32 pm

    *I can vouch for Hannah’s hair being painful =) She has a habit of knocking me out with it if she gets annoyed with me. =P (Just kidding. Kind of.) =)*
    Sounds like so much fun! It is really really nice when you can find someone to do things like that (playing songs on stairs, etc.) and not be ridiculed for being little-kiddish.

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