Opening Night Tomorrow!
Four months of writing and rehearsing culminates tomorrow at 10:30: Opening night of Front for Evil.
It’s pretty surprising how non-panicky the cast is. We had no last-minute rehearsals or cram sessions. Just our regular Sunday and Tuesday nights, and those were about as low-key as you could imagine for the last week before opening.
Sunday was our tech rehearsal. It was long and dull from an actor’s standpoint, because it isn’t about us. A tech rehearsal exists so that the person running lights and sound can figure out which lights to turn on when and when to press which button on the CD player. The actors mostly stand on stage so the tech person can see what will make them look best. (Or in some of our cases, least ugly!)
Tech rehearsals are often pretty miserable. But this one… not so much. It was well-organized and free of drama, thanks to the efforts of our director Jay and our tech guy Dominick.
Our Tuesday rehearsal was nothing more than a single run-through. We’re in a place where we know the show well but we’re still able to play within the scenes and surprise ourselves and each other. In other words, the sweet spot.
I feel like I’m coming off as artificially positive. But let me assure those of you who don’t know me: Nobody in the history of time has ever, ever, ever accused me of being positive when positivity is unwarranted.
To prove it, I’ll share one late setback. One more scene had to be cut this week. It wasn’t the fault of the scene; it’s a song, and we had to cut it because we weren’t able to get music recorded in time. Which is unfortunate, because we really liked it. But it will, at least, find another home somewhere. You will get to hear “Technically a Condom” at some point, I swear.
There are a couple of other bits of business to handle. First off: You can officially be indoctrinated into the Front for Evil with some Front for Evil merchandise. Buy the Front for Evil T-Shirt or Front for Evil magnets at our Cafepress store.
Second: 3LR has a new web series running: The National Gelatinous Cube Attack Hotline. Nine episodes in total will be produced, of which the first two are up on our YouTube page. Because, let’s face it, you’re worried about gelatinous cube attacks.
And last: You have taken the Are You Evil Facebook quiz, right? Right? Right! Good.