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“Joseph” – Out of the Desert (Part 3)

Ok, the show was at the end of April.  It is now July.  I have not made my final post.  I am not even sure if I can remember the intensity of feeling that rushed on me in those final … Continue reading

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“Joseph” – Out of the Desert (Part 2)

So, there we were: show week.  For 15 weeks it had been sitting on the far horizon just beyond our reach and nicely out of view.  Now that reprieve was over and it was right there in front of us … Continue reading

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“Joseph” – Out of the Desert (Part 1)

When I last posted on the crazy subject of “Joseph” it was just less than two weeks until the opening night.  I had every intention of sharing with you all the last minute dilemmas, gory details of a crisis or two and my every thought on … Continue reading

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“Joseph” – Two weeks to go

    Goodness me!  It is less than two weeks now until the opening night.  Frightening how fast the hands zoom around the dial isn’t it?  And so much has happened since the last report.  First of all, I got … Continue reading

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“Joseph” – Choral Reflections

        The calm remains.  It is an odd feeling.  I have now begun to think that something must have gone horribly wrong after all, but then I look back at my notes and the schedule for this … Continue reading

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“Joseph” – Oh, Fickle World!

The world of a director is a fickle one.  Several weeks pass in a frenzy of chaotic CD listening and prancing around on the kitchen floor (much to the dismay of one pet dog who is determined to take us both off for an … Continue reading

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“Joseph” – A Feasting Story

Week 4 of rehearsals.  The passage of time is frightening, isn’t it?  I wonder if that’s how Joseph felt as the weeks, months and years rolled by while he wasted away in prison?  Unlike Joseph we’ve all chosen to be … Continue reading

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“Joseph” – Goat curry anyone?

My first visit  to the costume cupboard of 2012 is complete.  What a sneeze-inducing experience it was.  Thankfully the lovely ladies in charge of all things “Wardrobe” had already pulled out the big box stuffed full of old robes and headgear … Continue reading

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“Joseph” – The case of the angelic jelly bean

Unbelievably we have already passed the golden landmark that is the first week in rehearsal.  Time is ticking by until the first performance now…tick tock, tick tock.  But I get ahead of myself. It was good.  So says the biggest understatement … Continue reading

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“Joseph” – How to have fun before the first rehearsal

How does one go about having fun in advance of the first rehearsal?  First of all you choose a version of the show that has all the bells and whistles.  Huge chorus harmonies, children’s chorus, you name it.  Then you discover that … Continue reading

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