We have our final two rehearsals today. [Just in case anyone was wondering, we have a total of 8 rehearsals over 4 days. A typical day is rehearsal from 10 am until 1 pm with a two hour lunch break, and then a second rehearsal from 3 pm to 6 pm. Musicians working during the day? Totally wierd...]
Yesterday afternoon we solidified the "staging" for the concert. Staging is in quotes because it is more stylized movement than true dramatic blocking, although the choir gets to act a bit rowdy at one point (Note: this Monday was international "Speak Like a Pirate" day. Watch for a momentary commemoration of that during the performance).
Today we're going to be really drilling the movements and transitions from scene to scene in the morning, working hard on portraying the stark emotions of the piece. In the afternoon, starting at 3 pm, we'll be having our full dress rehearsal.
Today is definitely a more rock, less talk sort of day...