Hi Theater Buddies,
Just like I promised, here is some more about my day at the WILLY WONKA rehearsal with Broadway Bound Children’s Theater.
WILLY WONKA is a musical. That means there is singing and dancing. I got to sit with Melina Markland, the musical director. She’s a really good piano player. I couldn’t take my eyes off her hands on the keys! I made another new friend, too. Her name is Edan. She plays the character Phinneous Trout. Edan sings a solo in the show. Just thinking about doing that makes me a scaredy bear. But I know Edan will do a great job on stage.
This is Sonya the director with her assistant. They are leading a group of actors in a dance number. Everyone’s arms and feet are doing exactly the same thing! The kids didn’t even get to practice very much. They are having a lot of fun and I have fun watching them.
This is what’s happening on the other side of the room. Look! This group of actors is doing the exact same thing, too. Wow! They’re super good.
This is me at the end of the rehearsal. I’m ready for a nap. I didn’t have to do even a teeny tiny bit as much as these kids did during rehearsal and I’m pooped! Good thing for me I made another new friend to hold me. Her name is Chloe. She plays the character Ms. TeeVee. She doesn’t look tired. She’s a pro!
I hope you like reading about the behind the scenes of a live stage production. Check back soon. I plan to visit another rehearsal before opening night. I hope to see you at the show!
Your Theater Buddy,