There are two weeks until Wonka goes up. Every show I do has it’s own life, it’s own problems, and it’s own individual personality. This show is not different from any other. First, the show was moved to the fall, since I will be on a sabbatical in the Spring. Second, rehearsals were moved to the morning at 7:15am because many of the “theater kids” are involved in Fall sports.
The personality has been excitement. We all know that junior high students love to sleep, and sleep in. Well, at 7:15 over seventy 11-13 year-olds are singing and dancing. This has been so exciting for me and the rest of the cast.
Finally, this is the first time EVER, two weeks out and everyone knows their lines and songs. It is going to be so much fun when the show finally goes up, plus we are doing six shows!