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01 November 2011 @ 01:02 pm
you hear the door slam and realize there's nowhere left to run.  
And with that, the Halloween season is over, and my stint at my first paid acting job is up.

I am sad to see it go, though it is a different sadness than the sadness that comes after a weekend's worth of performances. Having two or three months of rehearsal and then just a weekend of performance time is (I think) one of the injustices of community theatre. I understand why it happens - renting the space is always very expensive - but it seems such an awful lot of work and bonding only to not see those people again after just a weekend!

With a month-long run and not an awful lot of rehearsal time (and the fact that I'm always That Weird Girl in a cast & don't like to go out drinking), there wasn't as much bonding, and we did the show every five-ten minutes for four hours three nights a week, so I definitely feel like I got to perform a lot. And mainly isolated - only a couple of people had scenes with each other rather than monologues. So it was a very different experience! I enjoyed it, most definitely, and I will miss it - but I am also grateful for a short break!

Thankfully I'll be returning to the same place to be a part of the Christmas show, so I won't have to miss it for too long. That, and I am thrilled that I already have something professional lined up for the next season. I am pleased that our director liked me enough to want me to come back!

It looks like those rehearsals will start up next week, but it's a similar rehearsal schedule as this last show (that is, minimal). Since the scene I'm in is from Little Women, I do have my sisters (hee!) to rehearse with, so that will be fun! The shows are shorter, and there aren't as many of them - thank goodness, since I don't want to miss the entire Christmas season like I did the Halloween season! - but it will definitely be fun, too!

Plus, now work must begin in earnest on our Secret Government Eggo Project if it's to be ready for Christmas! <3
 
 
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Maria: read_parlorreynardine on November 1st, 2011 05:32 pm (UTC)
So what scene from Little Women are you doing? It's one of my favorite books!
the girl in all the songs.: drained ಌ bethclaireobscure on November 1st, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
We're doing the Christmas scene, where we all get a dollar to spend on whatever we'd like and we're daydreaming about what we want to buy! I get to be all "I will be ~fancy once I have ~fancy drawing pencils to be ~fancy with!" Err, slightly paraphrased. ;) I love Little Women too, so I'm thrilled to be part of that scene! <333
♔ Arturia: mina ♥ cemetery girlspearlessence on November 1st, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad your Halloween performance concluded nicely. ♥ And that you have your Christmas performance to look forward to.
the girl in all the songs.: one more girl on the stage ಌ christineclaireobscure on November 1st, 2011 06:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you, darling! ♥ I'm excited!!
Kimdeeplyunhip on November 2nd, 2011 10:15 am (UTC)
Just a weekend? Most community theatre in my neighborhood performs for three weekends in a row, two at the least. We did one Wed. - Sat. performances in high school, though, and it always felt exactly like you say. Soooo much work and bonding and then all the excitement of the show flies by.

Glad to hear the experience went well enough, though, and hope you have even more fun with your Little Women scene. :D
the girl in all the songs.claireobscure on November 7th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
ohai thar super late response to this comment?

Oh man, I am so jealous! The norm around here is ONE WEEKEND - three shows - and it's so so so lame. I get why, because for some reason renting out appropriate venues is REALLY expensive, but it's still terrible. One of the (few) things I liked about doing dinner theatre is that we got an entire month's worth of shows.

Thank you darling! ♥ We start up rehearsals this week, so yay!