The Night before Opening Night.

Thursday, October 28, 2010 Jonette 0 Comments

Or as we call it in the business, Hell Week. That's what it feels like for me now. 

Hell Week was the climax of the entire pre-production process. The rehearsals, prepping the costumes, the props, the sounds, setting up the lights and the set, checking and double-checking everything, throwing lines... the works. 

This was also the week of Dress Rehearsal too. The night before Opening Night, the entire play was run in full makeup, costumes, lights,and sounds, everything on and and played as if the audience were seated right in their seats. Everything had to be taut, impeccable, and final. 

The Night before Opening Night. 

That's what it feels like for me right now. 

The entire costume is finally complete. In order of completion: The petticoat, underskirt, corset, peasant top, and over-skirt. the last two pieces were cobbled each in a single sitting. I still don't know how it happened. 

Last night was the first time I got to get a full night's sleep and an hour more in a long time. That felt good. 

So, all that's left now is to set and rehearse the hair and makeup. And deciding on the accessories. and prepping underwear -- tights, in particular. And preparing the costume for transport. the petticoat will provide a very interesting problem to be solved. 

Here goes for Opening Night. 


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