A few months ago I posted that I had been accepted into the Ensemble cast for the Packemin Productions “Beauty and the Beast”. Since the beginning of March, each week has consisted of rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday (with the occasional cancellation due to scheduling conflicts and the like). After meeting so many new people, learning lines and choreography, it’s a little startling to find that the production is just over three weeks away to opening night.
Being involved in a professional production has opened my eyes to a lot of things. Ways to improve rehearsals and retention/practice of songs and choreography, promotions and the mechanics of getting ticket sales, the differences between “building and creating a show” as opposed to crafting and tweaking an “existing show”. As you can see from the thumbnail image, I was invited to be part of the promotional shots for the Rouse Hill area, with the article appearing in the Rouse Hill Times on the 4th June, and even that process was an interesting insight into how all of that “front of stage” process works as well.