4.11.2011

4/11/11

So.... Welp, I have not blogged recently, but that just means alot is going on.
Where in the world should I start???
Let us start at the most influential.
Phantom of the Opera
The coolest most amazing show my school has ever done! We had 8 shows, 8 standing ovations, fog, fire, smoke, and the best singers and orchestras ever. you see....
Mr. Hoffman the director booked the rights to the play TWO days after it was released. We got immeadiatley to work. The cast was selected, the orchestra members recieved their music, and I heard about the casting.
Although I cannot Sing, Or Dance, or Act, I wanted to be a part of the most awesome show ever.

So there I was, sitting in the cafeteria then I asked this girl who I could speak to about helping out with the play, she told me to go see mrs. Tringali, however I didn't know who she was so the girl showed me to her classroom. Tringali then told me about Costume Crew, and I offically became a part of it.

We spent long nights after school
Sewing,
Seam Ripping,
Pin,
Adjusting,
hemming,
Altering,
Serging,
ect...
and we soon were nearing Tech Week.
Ah, Tech Week, the mot hectic time ever. Everyone must have their lines down, rehearsed, and their singing voices prepped, make up worked out, costumes made, and box people* know where to go and what set pieces to move.

honestly looking back Tech week was fun, but when it was actually happening it was crazy! I was tired, exhausted and ready to explode at times.
However I got to know the costume crew ladies a little more. Mrs.Trigali offered me a coffee from Starbucks but I explained to her I don't drink coffee
See some stories on why I do not drink coffee here, and here.
Anyways , so I asked if she could get me a Hot Chocolate instead, she did and insisted on paying. It was okay, however it was not as good as Mc.Donalds hot chocolate which is SO good!!
ANYWAYS!!!
I was talking about Phantom.
So one night I was initiated into Chest Nest which is a club of all the girls from the TJ stage, crew {me!} and tech. It was so fun and funy, and we screamed alot. It was cool.
Then came opening night, over 400 people showed up on a thursday, SWEET! We got a standing ovation. My role in the play is to fix costumes and pin stuff, and to hand out masks to the cast for masquerade. Three masks broke, but you know I had a glue gun, however it was tricky because they were ceramic.
Oh! Backstage you are NOT allowed to have cell phones and there was no way of telling what time it was, that was a problem some nights.
Here is My Scheldule for Phantom
  • 5:00 be there with food or already eaten
  • 5:45 Sound Check for cast chance for me to get stuff together
  • 6:15makeup and get costumes on for 1st scene
  • 6:30 Quick run through/ notes
  • 6:45 speech in "green room"
  • 7:00 last minute fixes
  • 7:15 set check
  • 7:30 show begins
  • Now it becomes a blur
  • Sit and watch
  • Fix / pin / sew
  • Play a game /talk
  • Fix/pin/sew
  • Hand out masks
  • Run down to backtage with buket
  • Watch and wait for scene to be over
  • Collect masks
  • Alphabatize masks on shelf
  • pin/ fix/ sew
  • talk /chat / play Contact
  • watch play
  • Do a quick change on Felicia
  • Clean up
  • Put away clothes and go to Chest Nest
  • 11:30 leave.
This is what I did every show night,
It's crazy, hectic and Fun!
Then I met this kid, his name is David Croy he is a nice mormon senior kid, he and I became friends.
The before I knew it, it was the last show, we had a matinee This blog will continue later.
Pray, Read,Smile :D
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