Thursday, June 19, 2008

CHILDREN OF EDEN: 1 Day Left Before Opening Night

Here's a photo from rehearsal last night, from the end of Act I. This is right after Eve (Rose Cutuli Wray) has bid goodbye to Seth (me), Seth's Wife (Tisha Owens) and is now telling the rest of her descendants farewell. Also in this picture are Justin Marcellus, Jamia Parker, Jessica Wray, and Tyler Alverson...

Rehearsal went extremely well! We've got one more left before the curtain opens before a real audience tomorrow night for Theatre Guild of Rockingham County's production of Children of Eden.

One thing that's kind of funny is that Pete Barr, the director, came to me the other night and asked if I could "tone down" the boogeying during "Ain't It Good". It's like the story of when George Lucas was filming Star Wars Episode I and Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor kept making the noises with their mouths and didn't realize it, and Lucas told them they didn't need to do that. I've been listening to the Children of Eden soundtrack for nigh on a decade, and the beat and rhythm are now ingrained into my brain and body. Long story short: I'm having way too much fun up there! But the past few nights I've held back a bit, while still enjoying the beat of the song (perhaps the liveliest of the entire show).

The Media General papers also have a great story about the Theatre Guild's production of Children of Eden.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've said it before, but will say it again since we're on the verge of Opening Night...

Break a leg, dude!

It'll rock, I know.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

CHILDREN OF EDEN: 1 Day Left Before Opening Night

Here's a photo from rehearsal last night, from the end of Act I. This is right after Eve (Rose Cutuli Wray) has bid goodbye to Seth (me), Seth's Wife (Tisha Owens) and is now telling the rest of her descendants farewell. Also in this picture are Justin Marcellus, Jamia Parker, Jessica Wray, and Tyler Alverson...

Rehearsal went extremely well! We've got one more left before the curtain opens before a real audience tomorrow night for Theatre Guild of Rockingham County's production of Children of Eden.

One thing that's kind of funny is that Pete Barr, the director, came to me the other night and asked if I could "tone down" the boogeying during "Ain't It Good". It's like the story of when George Lucas was filming Star Wars Episode I and Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor kept making the noises with their mouths and didn't realize it, and Lucas told them they didn't need to do that. I've been listening to the Children of Eden soundtrack for nigh on a decade, and the beat and rhythm are now ingrained into my brain and body. Long story short: I'm having way too much fun up there! But the past few nights I've held back a bit, while still enjoying the beat of the song (perhaps the liveliest of the entire show).

The Media General papers also have a great story about the Theatre Guild's production of Children of Eden.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've said it before, but will say it again since we're on the verge of Opening Night...

Break a leg, dude!

It'll rock, I know.