Very good advice
ALICE IN WONDERLAND CAST and CREW
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WHAT TO EXPECT IN REHEARSALS.
- The first rehearsal, the cast sits together and reads the script aloud.
- The cast learns the music, choreography and blocking for the show usually in that order.
- Run-throughs, the cast rehearses the show from beginning to end.
- Once the set is complete, the cast will begin to rehearse in the theatre.
- Technical rehearsals (or techs) the whole cast and crew (company) rehearses with the light and equipment.
- Dress rehearsals, the cast rehearses in costumes.
- Final dress, the company runs the show exactly as if there were an audience, but there’s no-one in the house except the creative team.
Rehearsals usually begin with a warm up led by me, or a member of the creative team, who takes you through exercises to prepare your muscles, including your voice –for the work ahead. Next you learn the scene, song or dance on that days’ schedule. The director (me, Mrs Davis) or Mrs Menhennet will give you notes on your performance. Then you practice the scene, song and dance again, keeping those notes in mind.
The first few rehearsals will be on-book – you rehearse with the script in your hand. Later, as you memorize the lines, music, lyrics, choreography and blocking, you’ll rehearse without your script, or off-book. The sooner you get off-book, the better; its much easier to act when you done have to carry a script. If you forget your dialogue, simple call ‘prompt’. The prompter (Emma Ash) always has a script ready to remind – or prompt- you on lines or blocking.
When you rehearse stay alert. The drama room and theatre can be a dangerous place, especially when the lights, sets and props are in place. Make sure you eat a healthy meal before rehearsal and get enough sleep so you can have energy t0 perform well.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO
- Always check your rehearsal schedule.
- Be on time to every meeting, rehearsal, tech call and performance.
- If you are going to be late to or absent from one of the above, notify the director or stage manager.
- Pay attention, work hard, follow directions and refrain from unnecessary talking during rehearsals.
- Always bring your script and pencil to rehearsals.
- Take down any notes you are given and review them at home.
- Do your homework (i.e., rehearse at home every chance you get).
- Respect your fellow cast members, treat them with courtesy.
- Do not tell others how to do their job.
- Do not talk behind others’ back.
- Do not complain. If you have any major concerns, talk to the director or stage manager.
To the actor
You are about to begin rehearsals for a production of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. ‘Rehearsing’ refers to the process of learning and practicing dramatic work (such as a play or musical) in order to perform it for an audience. It involves a great deal of time, hard work and commitment, and is far from easy. Because a musical uses dialogue (spoken words), songs and dance to tell a story, you may be called upon to act, sing and dance in your production-that’s a lot to rehearse! But there’s nothing more exciting than opening night, when all that effort pays off in front of a cheering audience.
- Dialogue refers to the words the characters speak, also known as lines.
- Lyrics are the words the characters sing in the show.
- Music indicates the notes and timing for the songs.
- Stage directions describe how the show will look to your audience, including the physical appearance of the stage, the location and the position of each character onstage, and any important physical actions performed by the characters. Sometimes stage directions also help the actors and the director (the person responsible for guiding the entire production) understand why characters say and do certain things. The reason for a character’s action is called motivation.
The dialogue, lyrics and stage directions make up the libretto (or script) of the show. The script is usually divided into two main sections called acts, which are in turn divided into scenes, each scene usually taking place in a different location (or setting). In performance, acts are often separated by a brief intermission, during which the audience members can get up and stretch their legs, visit the restroom, and get refreshments. Your production of Alice in Wonderland JR will consist of only one act
Here’s a copy of a school performing the Junior version