Beauty and the Beast is finally over! We spent five hours on Wednesday and five hours on Thursday preparing for the show, making sound cues and light cues, and finishing up some last minute loose ends. Despite some (ahem) backstage talking, our tech days went fairly well.
On Friday, the actors did a great job, considering we were only able to do one and a half full run-throughs. There were some bumps and bruises, but the students recovered. Unfortunately, one of our actors broke his arm on Wednesday, so he was not able to perform in the show on Friday. At a moment’s notice, another actor I’ve worked with before was willing to step in and take over the role. He did a very good job, since he only had four hours to know his lines and blocking.
The show on Saturday went much better. After making a mistake once, it is unlikely for one to make it again. I’d like to thank everyone who helped with the behind-the-scenes stuff and those who helped with the in-front-of-the-scenes stuff. With much teamwork and last-minute organizing, we were able to pull off a great show!
Here’s a picture of the cast:
Well, folks… I hope you’ve bought your tickets! Beauty and the Beast is in only two more days! Our first tech rehearsal was today, and we managed to get through a lot. The sound and music is amazing, and the actors are drilling the blocking and lines into their heads. We hope you come to support them!
It’s not too late to get your tickets! Just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-279-8268. I can get you pre-purchased tickets, but if you prefer to buy them at the door (which is $7 instead of $5) then go ahead! The play will be held on May 27th at 7:00pm and May 28th at 2:00pm. It is located at Tacoma Youth Theatre, 924 Broadway, Tacoma, Wa 98402.
To commemorate this momentous occasion, I present a parody of the Gilligan’s Island theme song, written by one of my students, on the theme of Beauty and the Beast!
Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale
A tale of a fateful day
That the Drama Dragons will perform
In the last weekend of May
With memorizing and blocking,
The time went by too fast
So we had to extend our hours to
A three hour class; a three hour class
There are magic spells and mysteries
And living household things
And the housekeeper’s the only one
To elude the magic’s cling; the magical cling
So hearken now to a marv’lous tale
A tale that is about
The Marcellis, the Beast or Prince
The princesses, and servants
And the rest
In Beauty and the Beast
Get your Beauty and the Beast tickets now! Pre-ordered tickets are $5 each, and that’s cheaper than $7 at the door! You can purchase tickets from me or from the actors themselves!
For those of you who don’t know yet (though you should know by now), the performances are on May 27th at 7:00pm and May 28th at 2:00pm. It’s going to be held at Tacoma Youth Theatre, 924 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402.
Our cast is very excited to perform this show. We’ve researched backstories, danced, practiced lines while playing dodgeball (that was interesting), and much more. The actors have put a lot of work into this. I hope you’ll come and cheer them on as they spin the tale of Beauty and the Beast!