Monday, October 31, 2011

Theater guest blog: Our Town cast spends time with Addams Family cast and crew

Guest blog by Braxton Perry, cast member for PCYT's production of Our Town 
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011
Ah, that’s better. I’m finally getting back to a schedule. Hmm… this past week… It’s been “right nice”, to quote Simon Stimson from Our Town. Starting last week, we’re now off book for both Acts 1 and 2.
We’ve been breaking down the different scenes in detail and changing bits and pieces. I would say at this point almost every character in Our Town is built in full. The characters may still change a little, but they have a base now. 
One of the super cool things we got to do last week was a Q&A with some of the cast and crew of the Addams Family.
Cast of Our Town with the Addams Family's Douglas
Sills, who plays Gomez
The Theater Apprentices had a chance to talk to the company manager and the makeup and wig supervisor. They were both a great resource of knowledge on some of the “behind the scenes” bits of a Broadway show. Afterwards, the cast of Our Town got a chance to talk to Douglas Sills, who plays Gomez. It was really amazing talking to him, since he has a lot of acting experience. With all that, this week has been a great one for acting.
On another other side of me, I also have another arm… wait… no… I mean metaphorically. The other part… the dance… THE DANCE SIDE, ALRIGHT!?! Whew. I’m glad I got that off my… metaphorical chest. Right
So, I’m not sure if I mentioned it before, but I’m going to have a few roles in the upcoming production of Next Generation Ballet's The Nutcracker. I’m not going to be doing any serious dancing, because I’m not that good of a dancer… yet. The roles I play have some dancing, but are mainly acting. I had my first rehearsal last week and it went great! Some of my friends from tap class are in the rehearsals as well.
So, things are starting to warm up on all fronts (unless you’re talking about the steady decline in the temperature… brrrr – yeah all 60° of it), and I’m having a wonderful time.
[My] Teachers of the Week:
Ami Sallee, Matthew Belopavlovich, Audrey Siegler and Allison Novak: It really doesn’t do them justice putting them altogether, but Our Town has less than a month left until the show (right now would be a great time to buy tickets), so I have to mention my teachers in the theater and music departments. I feel bad for them because they often have to deal with my really quirky personality, but to me, they’ve all been really inspirational and great teachers. You guys have changed me forever.
Things I like:
The truth
Hot chocolate
Balancing chemical equations

1 comment:

  1. This is great! I'm looking forward to seeing Our Town! So cool that you got to meet the people from the cast of Addams family!