Friday, November 12, 2010

End Of Week Five

I can't believe we are half way through the term already. Where has the time gone. We are now in that difficult phase of learning our plays.
Some of the excitement has worn off and we are counting down to the performance date. As we will be performing in Week 9, that means we only have 2 more full lessons before dress rehearsal, so we really need to concentrate on our characters over the next 2 weeks and work hard to fix any problems we are having with the play.

Dress Rehearsal - is just that. When we make sure the costumes are right, the props work and the last time we have a chance to fix those niggly little problems.

As we are performing in week 9 the last lesson  in week 10 will be a mixture of movement, snippets and miniscripts. I will choose some from over the year  and we will just have some fun putting them together.

Youth Theatre - I have been asked to move our performance date forward to Thursday 9th December. Does this suit everyone. Please let me know if there is a problem.

Lastly for this week - The Helen O'Grady Star of the Week goes to ..............  Simon - from Green Island Studio. Thank you Simon for being an excellent role model for my younger students.

Have a great week.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Another Week Come and Gone

Hi everyone

What a great week it's been. Everything is starting to come together now. Well done all of you for the hard work you are putting into learning your lines and becoming your characters.
The next couple of weeks may be a bit messy as we start to fine tune everything, words, moves, songs, music etc but we all just need to be patient and concentrate just a little harder.

Performance dates will be:

Musselburgh      Tuesday 7th December
Oamaru              Wednesday 8th December
Green Island       Thursday 9th December
The Gardens      Friday 10th December
Roslyn               Monday 13th December
Youth Theatre   Thursday 16th December

If for some reason these dates don't suit, please let me know ASAP as I may be able to rearrange things. This time of year is a busy one for all of us.

The Helen O'Grady Drama Star of the Week goes to Elizabeth from Oamaru studio, for being such a cute baby elephant. Well done Elizabeth. Keep up the hard work.

That's all for now.

See you all next week.