So back when I agreed to be a part of the Adult Ensemble in Annie, I gave them exactly one date/weekend I would be unavailable for rehearsal. Thursday Feb 17-Sunday Feb 20. There was only ONE rehearsal affected and that was Thursday night.
It was also a Run Act 1 (off book) rehearsal.
Last night at rehearsal no less than FIVE people said "welcome back!" "Glad you're back!" "Yay, Amy!"
Which, I mean, I am glad I am appreciated and all, but what the hell? Everyone else has missed at least one (or many more) rehearsals. I am far from the lynch-pin the show depends upon. I am a spoke in the wheel, perhaps. Cog in the machine. I'm just in the frickin' ensemble, people. I'm not a good or strong singer, and can't really dance much at all - so it isn't as if the rest of the cast is looking to me to prop them up in that way - not that any (or, well, MOST) of them need propping!
Made me laugh, but also made me puzzled. Ah well. Rehearsals are going well, and we are on target. Tonight we run Act 2 - Act 2 off book on Thursday (I have exactly one line in Act 2 - "Yes Sir" - and my cue line is "Mrs. Greer! Champagne!" Done. Learned. Off book!).
Last night we did choreo/music review - and at the end of the night I got fallen over - not that I fell - I got fallen over. Our final pose in NYC is all of us lined up at the front of the stage. I was on the extreme Stage Left side, and my final pose is low, to the left. Marty, one of our taller (and older) menfolk was next to me, and tried to counter left to let someone else into the line, didn't see me, and went right over the top. He fell well, and neither one of us were injured. I guess I broke his fall just enough that he hit light and slow, and I was balled up enough that it was like water flowing over a rock. I was the rock. I could see the alarm on people's faces as they realized what was happening, but none of us could stop it. Unintentional pratfalls!
I've been reviewing music and choreo via the handy youtube links our choreographer has been forward thinking enough to tape every rehearsal (so we are getting progressively better at it). Ah, technology! I'd be so damned lost without it!
Time for something to eat before hieing off to rehearsal.
Tomorrow night I have to gather any possible costume bits and pieces I have or can possibly loan for Thursday. I don't really think I have much of anything, honestly, but I'll take what I can find.