It’s that time of year again, when the weather gets a little cooler, the leaves begin to fall and show season has commenced. You’ve made it through the rough couple of weeks of auditions and callbacks and made it into the show! Now is when the real work starts with rehearsals. As part of the rehearsal process, you have to learn the songs, choreography and lines, bond with your castmates and, of course, miss out on a few things, since there are only so many hours in a day.
Here’s a list of things you may miss out on in the coming months because you have rehearsal:
1. Eating Dinner at a Normal Time
What is for dinner for the next couple of months? Say goodbye to a regular eating schedule, and pack yourself an extra bag of almonds. This may be a short rehearsal, or you may not leave until it’s dark out. Good luck!
2. Going to the Mall
Oh hey, that new Marvel movie was released this weekend, and you’re friends are going to see it right as it comes out! Too bad you can’t join — you have rehearsal.
3. Going to Concerts
Your friend just won a contest to see Idina Menzel, and the concert is on Wednesday night! Too bad there’s no way you can make it.
4. Going to Parties
Your crush, Andy, is having a party this weekend. Of course, this is the one weekend of the month your director is having a mandatory rehearsal. See you later, Andy.
5. Going to the Gym
Well, you might not be able to hit the gym like you used to, but you’ll be working your butt off learning that huge tap number every night for the next six weeks! Get ready for some seriously toned calves.
6. Going to See Shows
Your school has trips to see at least one Broadway show every semester. Guess what you’ll be doing instead of snagging tickets? You guessed it. Your non-theatre friends will definitely be rubbing their tickets to “Anastasia” in your face.
7. Going Apple Picking
It’s that time of year again, when all your friends want that perfect profile pic in a plaid shirt holding a pumpkin or bag of apples. Too bad you have to go over that fight scene again on Saturday. No apples or pumpkins for you.
Everyone is leaving the theatre, but there are about 12 scenes that need the lighting design redone. The director told you to do it tomorrow, but the show opens in a week. Guess you’re sleeping in the theatre tonight.
Despite missing a couple parties, movies and about 40 hours of sleep, attending rehearsals is all worth it once you make it to opening night and put on a successful show. Well done!