Madame Parole (Teresa Doggett) and Emilie (Penney Kols) discuss an unpaid bill.
They are SO ready for an audience. And that’s a good thing to say. The show’s focus and pace (as expected) picked up tremendously and some of it is downright charming. A huge degree of trust goes into any production- trust that everyone will be in the right place at the right time, trust that the costumes will be finished, the paint will be dry, the lines will be remembered, the lights will come on at the right moments … theatre is not for the faint of heart. But when watching everything suddenly snap into place as it did last night- nothing feels more relieving and gratifying.
Felix (Larry Dell) is not sure what to make of Joseph (Whit Reichert), Jules (Garrett Bergfeld), and Alfred (Dan Mueller) making themselves so comfortable in his home.
The cast has made an admirably fast transition from a rather rocky first tech rehearsal into something that is well … a sweet and funny production. I am extremely pleased about some of the quirky fast-paced dialogue, the more tender moments of humanity. and some pretty amazing characterizations.
Jules (Garrett Bergfeld) and Joseph (White Reichert) offer Paul (Casey Boland) some unsolicited help.
This is will be an interesting point in the rehearsal process. While they haven’t yet had a completely clean run … they need the energy and laughter from an audience to take things to the next level. There is always something remarkable about that final element, the spectator, that truly brings a show to life. I am eager to see what this wonderfully resourceful and talented cast brings to the Gaslight Theatre tonight!