Our first blog post was written by Middletown cast member Ivy Moore.
That was quite the way to end this week’s string of rehearsals. We have almost blocked the rest of the show. The prop and light people have started to attend rehearsals and that can really only mean one thing. The show is almost upon us, only 34 days till that curtain comes up and we are on display for all of Round Lake to see and hopefully enjoy. So let’s talk about this, our production is called Middletown, the story of a young woman named Mary who moves to a new town with her husband. She meets a man named John who wants nothing more than to be loved and slowly falls in love with his new friend. The rest follows the many other residents of the town including; a cop confused by his feelings, a happy-go-lucky librarian, an off his rocker addict mechanic, and our own astronaut, along with many other exciting characters.
We have all been very excited for this show since we discovered what it was in late May, when auditions came around in September it was a rush for parts and into the first table read. Since then it’s been a crazy whirlwind of rehearsals while balancing things like choir rehearsals and marching band practice. Despite this we have really pulled it together to get this show on the road.
This week has been really good to us. We have blocked the last scene, everyone has figured out their motives in life, and we had fun doing it. This year we welcomed two newcomers to the theatre world, they have never acted or haven’t done it in a long time. They have both jumped right in and immersed themselves wholeheartedly. We also have two seniors we will be forced to say goodbye to at the end of year. Both of them have immense amounts of talent the we were lucky to have walk and perform with us. Many others make up this program including our stage director who has stepped up to fearlessly lead us into battle( not really but it sounds cooler).
We are also very lucky to have two amazing director in Mr. McGuire and Mr. Charles who have amazing talent and vision to put together this show. We’ve been through some tough and devastating times when it comes to directors but we’ve all put this together due to the commitment of these two amazing men.