It is time already to begin packing your bag for PAA. Can you believe it? I hope you have been listening to your CD and reading your script because no matter how many lines you have, you are expected to know your show on Monday! The classes you will attend over your two weeks with us will give you essential tools that all performers need to be successful. Your rehearsal time will help you put those tools to work, test them out and see how they change your approach to the material. When you arrive you will find your name on your check in sheet, check yourself in, drop your lunch off at the lunch box table and head into the sanctuary. Doors open at 8:45.
So what does one need for a two week “Theatre boot-camp”?
1) Your script. You will be using this not only in rehearsals for noting blocking and choreography but also in your classes. You will need it for your character study, your voice class (as it will be a partial launching pad to how to sing better) and in your music theory class where learning to better understand music will begin with the music you must understand now.
2) A Pencil. You must always have a pencil with you. Don’t forget it. Don’t leave it at home. If you tend to misplace them, bring two or even three. You will need this pencil throughout your day to help retain the knowledge that will be poured into you constantly.
3) A water bottle. This is a MUST! You will be so very busy that trips to the water fountain will be few and far between. Your water bottle should be small enough to bring with you to every class and rehearsal and big enough to keep you hydrated throughout. About 18 – 24oz is a good size. (If you are a smaller sized human, 10-12oz might be sufficient.)
4) A Sack Lunch. And not just any old junk you find lying around. Be sure to pack a nutritious, balanced lunch that will give you the fule you need to dance and sing and act all day long. Some protein, carbs, fruit and veggies. You must bring this every day except the final day of the second week (we will serve you pizza that day, YAY!). Don’t forget! If you have your licence, don’t think you will have time to go out and get something. You won’t. BRING YOUR LUNCH!
5) A willing spirit. You may find that at the end of the first day you are dog tired. That is good. That means that everyone is doing their job right. But you also must remember that this is a time for cooperation and group effort. What we accomplish in two weeks can’t be done alone. It takes all of us and if you come with less that 100%, none of us will be able to do what we could have. We need you, all the way!
SO, there you have it. One thing for each finger on one hand. Can you remember that?
Also, eat a good breakfast and don’t be late. I have plans for every minute of our time together and I don’t want you to miss a beat!