I can't believe it! All the work and today is my one chance to perform it for people. I'm glad I learned the role of Tytania, I think she's a great study for me. The technical challenges of the piece were extensive, but enjoyable none-the-less.
The rehearsals have been long and a bit tedious... That's not to say it
wasn't worth it! The final result is fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed
watching last night's cast perform. Seeing all of the work we've all put
in come together is magical.
The Benjamin Britten score is just such an amazing thing to hear with the orchestra and with the staging. The use of motif is so wonderfully characterized. Each group of characters has the most well-planned theme. The interludes of fairy music have now been filled (in our staging) by adorable interactions between the fairies. And the fairies are just so darn cute... Watching them last night was my favorite part of the show, along with watching Francis Flute in the Thisby costume for the "play with a play." He really steals the show in the last act.
I hope to have some pictures to post soon. It looks absolutely amazing. The costumes are edgy and sexy, and though the set has a simple construction, it offers a lot of layer and texture to the scenes. I think audience members will enjoy the aesthetic, despite it straying from the traditional Elizabethan or Greek look, often used for this show.
Well, I can't wait to put on a show tonight! Better have my breakfast and start my vocalizing!
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