28 April 2007

State Picture

Here's the picture we took up in Salem. It's a little late but who's had any time to do anything lately?!

The Troupe: I'd name all of you, but you know who you are : )

22 April 2007

Closing Night!

Seussical at NMHS in the Sjolund.

15 April 2007

Quick note to Firefly Fans

New series a called "Drive" premiers on FOX tonight with Nathan Fillion. Heads up to Mitchell, Kayla, JJ, Jacob, and whoever else might care :)

14 April 2007

State (part 3) - We're Home!!

So things went generally very well... All our solo acting entries scored high enough to make the trip to nationals, should they choose to. Our one-act was well received (and we love all the Jesuit troupe, who make sure they see us each year). We LOVED Batboy: the Musical. Ohmigosh! (but we don't think we were alone in that, based on the general reaction in the room).

More details later.

12 April 2007

State (Part 2) Audition Day (revised)

It's just about time to head to the Red Lion for Showcase Auditions. A phone call earlier confirmed that the trio getting here with our friends from the OTHER Medford High School (South) had indeed caught the Panther troupe's bus and are on their way... we expect them between noon and 1. Our first audition is at 2:50 and we have 5 total, finishing just after 4:00pm.

The rest of us should roll in closer to 5pm and get checked in and get to dinner ASAP.

Dinner is intended to be at the Ram tonight, on the corner just as 22 crosses 12th, across from Willamette U's soccer field.

Again, thanks to HoJo's free wireless, which is allowing me to post this while sitting in the hallway, and streaming NPR programming on iTunes.

[Update] In the Mazama Room at the Red Lion listening to all the musical showcase auditions. There are some remarkable voices and the judges are in a very difficult position to sort the cream of the cream of the crop, as it were. In Solo Music (about midway thru) it is an amazingly tight set of choices. Group Music had two that I thought stood out above the rest I saw, but I missed two, as well, so can't say with any certainty "oh, they were the best"...

Holding out good hope for our crew!

11 April 2007

State (part 1) We're Here!! ((revised))

Well, despite some kinda crazy rainish like weather twixt Medford and Salem, the first wave of Troupe 358 has successfully arrived and are settling in at HoJo's... Dinner will be sometime soon and if it is noteworty, we'll note it... Otherwise, expect a relaxing, early to bed night with perhaps some additional availing of the wireless internet (Garrett said something about a soccer game online) and mayhap a viewing of the Colbert Report repeat from last night.

Dinner as at Las Margaritas, just around the corner from the Elsinore - I enjoyed mine, though the full opinions were mixed. We thought maybe we'd catch the new Will Ferrell film, but the next showtime was far later than we wanted to wait for... so it was back to the hotel and we caught the tail end of a VERY cleaned up "Big Lebowski" on E! and then called it a night.

05 April 2007

Details - individual calls, numbers

  • Mayzie, Cat, 5:30, How Lucky You Are (16a), Mayzie in Palm Beach (21)
  • Mayzie, Bird Girls, Gertrude, Cat, 5pm Amazing Mayzie (12), Amazing Gertrude (12a)
  • Full Cast, 6pm, refresher on Oh the Thinks (1)
  • Full Cast, 6:30, musical thru on Chasing the Whos (14) and People vs Horton (28-29)
  • Jungle, 7pm, Horton Hears a Who / Biggest Blame Fool (3 & 4)
  • Whos + JoJo & Cat, 7pm, It's Possible (7)
  • Jungle, 7:30, Egg, Nest, & Tree (19)
  • Whos + JoJo & Cat , 7:30 (25, 26)
  • Full Cast, 2pm, With Pit for all we can fit
  • BUILD 4pm
  • Full Cast, 6pm, Choreography, People vs Horton
  • Build from 9am until 5pm

Seussical Rehearsal Details

Choreography Days upcoming:
FRIDAY, APRIL 6 (6-8p)

Vocal rehearsals, with Orchestra

FRIDAY, APRIL 6 (2-4p)

OFF BOOK!!! Get there!! We can't do menaingful staging or dancing work with scripts in our hands!!

Additional post on individual rehearsals (lunch and early starts) coming.