Announcements

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From Laura Bidgood, Stage Manager

February 24, 2012

Howard Conn!
Starting next week Monday, February 27th we are at Howard Conn Performing Arts Center located in the Plymouth Congregational Church.

Address: 1900 Nicollet Ave South
              Minneapolis, MN 55484

Rehearsals will start promptly at 7:00.  The theater will be opened by atleast 6:30, if not earlier.  Please arrive early and be in the theater ready to go at 7:00.  For Monday’s rehearsal, please have a seat in the house at the top of rehearsal so we can go over a few details about our new space.

Parking
Please note that for rehearsals you may park in the attached parking lot – please be sure you are not parking in a business spot/handicap spot/assigned parking.  There are also spots on the street to park on and a lot kitty-corner from the church off off Franklin and Blaisdell. 
 
Entering the Space
For rehearsals, please enter on the South West Entrance under the cement canopy.  The theatre is located on the east side of the building.
 
During dress and performances we will have access to the door located on the south side of the building, close to the backstage area of the theater.
 
Women’s Shoes
Women, if you have any questions about your shoes that Paula has asked you to provide, please bring them to rehearsal on Monday so we can look them over.
 
Helping out this Weekend
You should have received some email from Eric Pasternak, our amazing Labour Pool Coordinator, asking for help in getting the space ready.  Please consider stopping by for a bit this weekend or next week.  Even half an hour of your time, makes a HUGE difference in getting things done.
 
Schedule!
Althought it has not changed, please see the rehearsal schedule for the remainder of the time until we open, attached below.
PATIENCE Rehearsal Schedule – February 27-March 8
 
Monday, February 27
7:00-11:00 – Spacing IN THE THEATER – Full cast
 
Tuesday, February 28
7:00-11:00 – Spacing and/or run-through – FULL CAST
 
Thursday, March 1
7:00-11:00 – Sitz – Full cast
 
Saturday, March 3
10:00-1:00 – Run-through – FULL CAST
 
Monday, March 5
7:00 – Call Time – Theater will be open at 6:00
7:30-11:00 – Run-through/tech IN COSTUME followed by notes – Full cast
 
Tuesday, March 6
7:00 – Call Time – Theater will be open at 6:00
7:30-11:00 – Dress Rehearsal #1 followed by notes – Full cast
 
Wednesday, March 7
7:00 – Call Time – Theater will be open at 6:00
7:30-11:00 – Dress Rehearsal #2 followed by notes – Full cast
 
Thursday, March 8
6:30 – Call Time
7:00 – Vocal Warm Ups
7:30-11:00 – PREVIEW PERFORMANCE followed by notes – Full cast

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From Laura Bidgood, Stage Manager

February 21, 2012

Good Afternoon,
Attached is the calendar for the remaining rehearsals up until we open.
Please note that the FULL CAST is called into rehearsal on Saturday, March 3rd from 10am until 1pm.
   
Rehearsal Schedule – February 20-March 8
 
Monday, February 20
7:30-10:00 – Work-through Act I – Full cast
 
Tuesday, February 21
7:00-7:30 – p. 130-133 – Jane w/Marina
7:00-7:30 – p. 184 – Bunthorne, Patience w/Bob
7:30-8:00 – p. 130-133 – Jane w/Bob
8:00-8:45 – p. 145-148 – Patience, Jane, Bunthorne
8:45-9:30 – p. 148-157 – Jane, Bunthorne
9:30-10:00 – Colonel
 
Thursday, February 23
7:00-10:00 – Continue work-through – Act I/II – Full cast
 
Saturday, February 24
10:00-1:00 – Work-through all scenes – All principals
 
Monday, February 27
7:00-11:00 – Spacing IN THE THEATER – Full cast
 
Tuesday, February 28
7:00-11:00 – Spacing and/or run-through – FULL CAST
 
Thursday, March 1
7:00-11:00 – Sitz – Full cast
 
Saturday, March 3
10:00-1:00 – Run-through – FULL CAST

Monday, March 5
7:00 – Call Time – Theater will be open at 6:00
7:30-11:00 – Run-through/tech IN COSTUME followed by notes – Full cast
 
Tuesday, March 6
7:00 – Call Time – Theater will be open at 6:00
7:30-11:00 – Dress Rehearsal #1 followed by notes – Full cast
 
Wednesday, March 7
7:00 – Call Time – Theater will be open at 6:00
7:30-11:00 – Dress Rehearsal #2 followed by notes – Full cast
 
Thursday, March 8
6:30 – Call Time
7:00 – Vocal Warm Ups
7:30-11:00 – PREVIEW PERFORMANCE followed by notes – Full cast

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From Laura Bidgood, Stage Manager

February 17, 2012

REVISED – Schedule for Saturday, Feb 18th and Tuesday, Feb 21
After last night’s run, Bob and Marina have made these revisions to Saturday and Tuesday’s rehearsals:
 
Here are REVISED schedules for tomorrow (Saturday) and Tuesday:
 
SATURDAY
10:00-10:20 – p. 46-47 – Bunthorne
10:20-11:00 – p. 59-60 – Bunthorne, Patience
11:00-11:45 – p. 136-137 – Grosvenor, Angela, Ella, Saphir
                           p. 144 – Grosvenor, Patience
11:45-12:15 – p. 174-183 – Grosvenor, Bunthorne w/Bob
12:15-1:00 – p. 174-183 – Grosvenor, Bunthorne on their own
12:15-1:00 – p. 158-173 – Duke, Major, Colonel, Angela, Saphir
 
TUESDAY
7:00-7:30 – p. 130-133 – Jane w/ Marina
7:00-7:30 – p. 184 – Bunthorne, Patience w/Bob
7:30-8:00 – p. 130-133 – Jane w/Bob
8:00-8:45 – p. 145-148 – Patience, Jane, Bunthorne
8:45-9:30 – p. 148-157 – Jane, Bunthorne
9:30-10:00 – Colonel

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From Laura Bidgood, Stage Manager

February 16, 2012

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH

10:00-10:20 – p. 46-47 – Bunthorne

10:20-11:00 – p. 59-60 – Bunthorne, Patience

11:00-11:45 – p. 68-69 – Grosvener, Patience

                     p. 136-137 – Grosvener, Angela, Ella, Saphir

                     p. 144 – Grosvener, Patience

11:45-12:30 – p. 174-184 – Grosvener, Bunthorne, Patience

12:30-1:00 – p. 158-173 – Duke, Major, Colonel, Angela, Saphir

PLEASE NOTE that this is all dialogue UNTIL 11:45. No music needed until then.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH THROUGH SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH

Monday, February 20

7:30-10:00 – Work-through Act I – Full cast

Tuesday, February 21

7:00-7:45 – p. 130-133 – Jane

7:45-8:15 – p. 148-157 – Jane, Bunthorne

8:15-10:00 – TBD

Thursday, February 23

7:00-10:00 – Work-through Act II – Full cast

Saturday, February 25

10:00-1:00 – Work-through all scenes – All principals

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From Laura Bidgood, Stage Manager

February 9, 2012

Rehearsal Schedule – February 13-18
 
 Monday, February 13
7:00-8:30 – Music – Full cast (Upstairs)
8:30-9:15 – p. 185-end – Full cast
9:15-10:00 – TBD – Full cast  
 
Tuesday, February 14
7:00-8:00 – p. 148-157- Jane, Bunthorn
8:00-10:00 – p. 158-173 – Duke, Major, Colonel, Angela, Saphir
 
 
Thursday, February 16
7:00-10:00 – Stumble through entire show – Act II, Act I – Full cast
 
 
Saturday, February 18
10:00-1:00 – TBD – All principals
 

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From Laura Bidgood, Stage Manager

February 7, 2012

    Good Afternoon, 
Please note the following schedule addition for Thursday
On Thursday’s rehearsal, the Men will be called at 7:00 and will meet upstairs in the reception room to drill and go over your blocking
Here is the new schedule for Thursday:
7:00 Men Upstairs in Reception Room Drill Blocking 
7:00 All ladies (exception Patience and Jane), Grosvenor in Fellowship Hall pp 134-144
7:45 Full Cast, Fellowship Hall, Stumble Through Act 1,  OFF BOOK!
Additionally Marina is calling the Men and Women’s Chorus to rehearsal on Monday, February 13 at  7:00. You will be upstairs in the Reception Room. 
Further details a full breakdown of next week’s schedule will be sent out later this week, but I did want to give you a heads up about the earlier rehearsal time on Monday.
If you have any questions or are not able to get to rehearsal by 7 on Monday, please let me know.
Thank you!
Laura Bidgood

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From Laura Bidgood, Stage Manager

February 2, 2012

 Good Afternoon!

 Please see next week’s schedule below. 

 Rehearsals on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. Saturday’s rehearsal will be upstairs in the Reception Room.

 Monday, February 6

             7:30-10:00 – p. 71-127 – Everyone

 Tuesday, February 7

             7:00-7:45 – p. 130-133 – Jane

            7:45-8:45 – p. 144-148 – Grosvenor, Patience, Bunthorne, Jane

            8:45-9:45 – p. 158-162 – Duke, Major, Colonel

            9:45-10:15 – Patter song – Duke

 Thursday, February 9

             7:00-7:45 – p-134-144 – All ladies (except Patience and Jane), Grosvenor

            7:45-10:00 – Stumble-through Act I – Everyone – OFF BOOK

 Saturday, February 11

             10:00-10:20 – Review p. 130-133 – Jane

            10:20-11:00 – Review p. 144-148 – Grosvenor, Patience,    Bunthorne, Jane

            11:00-11:45 – p. 149-157 – Bunthorne, Jane

            11:45-12:15 – p. 184 – Bunthorne, Patience

            12:15-1:00 – Review p. 174-183 – Bunthorne, Grosvenor

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From Laura Bidgood, Stage Manager

January 28, 2012

 Good Afternoon!

 Please see next week’s schedule below. 

 Also, please let me know if any of these items belong to you that were left at rehearsal:

 Laura’s Lost & Found

 Green Water Bottle

2 Scripts – no names inside

 Patience Rehearsal Schedule Breakdown
Monday, January 30th thru Saturday, February 4th:

 Monday, Jan.30 — Blocking & Music

                                    With Bob

                                    Location: Fellowship Hall

                                    7:30 Review pp 10-33, All Called, except Bunthorne & Grosvenor

                                    8:30 Blocking pp 34-48,  All Called, except Grosvenor

                                     With Marina

                                    Location: Reception Hall

                                    7:30 Music with Bunthorne

                                    8:30 Music with Grosvenor

 Tuesday, Jan. 31 — Blocking & Music

                                    With Bob

                                    Location: Fellowship Hall

                                    7:00 Blocking pp 52-58, Bunthorne

                                    7:45 Blocking pp 59-64, Bunthorne, Patience, Angela

                                    8:30 Blocking pp 65-70, Buthorne, Grosvenor

                                     With Marina

                                    Location: Fellowship Hall

                                    7:00 Patience

                                    7:45 Grosvenor

                                    8:30 Angela, Saphir, Ella

 Thursday, Feb.2 — Blocking & Music

                                    With Bob

                                    Location: Fellowship Hall

                                    7:00 Blocking pp 49-51, Male Chorus, Col., Major., Liet.

                                    7:30 Review pp 34-48, Everyone except Grosvenor

                                    8:30 Work-through pp 10-51, Everyone except Grosvenor

                                     With Marina

                                    Location: Reception Hall

                                    8:00 TBA

 Saturday, Feb. 4 — Blocking & Music

                                    With Bob: 

                                    Location: Fellowship Hall

                                    10:00 Review pp 52-70, Bunthorne, Patience, Grosvenor, Angela

                                     With Marina: 

                                    Location: Reception Room

                                    10:00 Grosvenor – until Bob needs him

                                    10:30 Patience Understudy (Christine)

 Thanks!

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From Laura Bidgood, Stage Manager

January 15, 2012

Good Evening,

Just a quick reminder that our rehearsals for Patience start tomorrow, Monday January 16th at 7:30, downstairs in the Fellowship Hall at Lake Harriet Methodist Church – 49th and Chowen, in Minneapolis .

Additionally at the start of each week, I will be sending out a detailed breakout of what we will be rehearsing that week. Please note the two week detailed schedule below and let me know if you have any questions.

Patience Rehearsal Schedule Breakdown
Monday, January 16th thru Saturday, January 29th

Monday, Jan.16 — Introductions and Music
            7:30 – ALL CALLED (work tutti choruses from Act I Finale)

Tuesday, Jan.17 — Music Rehearsal
            7:00 Patience

            8:00 Patience and Bunthorne

            9:00 Bunthorne

Thursday, Jan.19 — Music Rehearsal
            7:00 Women’s Chorus (including Ella, Angela and Saphir)

            8:00 Women’s Chorus and Men’s Chorus (including Colonel, Major  and Duke)

            9:00 Men’s Chorus

Saturday, Jan.21 — Music Rehearsal
            10:00-11:30 Ella, Angela, Saphir

            11:30-1:00 Lady Jane

Monday, Jan.23 — Music Rehearsal
            7:30 – ALL CALLED (tutti choruses, Finale Act I and  Act II)

Tuesday, Jan.24 — Music Rehearsal
            7:00-8:30 Grosvenor

            8:30-10:00 Duke, Major, Colonel

Thursday, Jan. 26th — Music and Staging Rehearsal
            With Bob:
            7:00-8:30  pp10-23 (Female Chorus, Patience, Jane, Angela, Saphir, Ella)
            8:30-10:00  pp24-33 (Male Chorus, Col., Major, Liet., Patience –

                                                Patience needed for the first 15 minutes only)
            With Marina:
            7:00-8:30  Male Chorus, Duke, Col., Major
            8:30-10:00  Female Chorus, Angel, Saphir, Ella, Jane.

Saturday, Jan 28th — Music and Scene Rehearsal
            10:00-1:00 Sing/Read Thru (All Principals)
            –Note: If time, scene work TBD

Thanks!

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From Laura Bidgood, Stage Manager

December 15, 2011

Many of you have inquired about a full cast list. Here is it!

Patience Cast List

Reginald Bunthorne                Michael Burton

Archibald Grosvenor               Peter Middlecamp

Colonel Calverley                    Bill Marshall

Major Murgatroyd                  Wally Benbenek

Lieut Duke of Dunstable         Jim Ahrens

Patience                                  Sarah Wind Richens

The Lady Jane                         Sarah Gibson

The Lady Angela                     Julia Knoll

The Lady Saphir                      Beth King

The Lady Ella                           Ashley Stockwell

 

Soprano Chorus

 Kristen Bond – Patience Understudy  

Kara Schrapp

Christine Anderson

Amanda Weis

Mary Gregory

Holly Windle

Shawn Holt

 

Alto Chorus    

 Ruthanne Heyward

Cory Bianco

Willow Bousu

Mary Benbenek

Holly MacDonald

Rhea Sullivan

 

Tenor Chorus

 Tom Berg – Solicitor

Kurt Bender

L. Peter Erickson

Richard Rames

Wendell Peck

 

Bass Chorus    

Clyde Gerber

Anthony Rohr

Jim Brooks

Stephen Hage

Dean Laurance

John Orbison

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 From Laura Bidgood, Stage Manager

December 15, 2011

 Greetings Cast of Patience!

 On behalf of Bob Neu, the Stage Director and Marina Liadova the Music Director, I’d like to say how delighted we are to have you on board for our production of Patience.

 Please take a moment and read through this email as much of it will be applicable to both new and old members to the company.

 FIRST REHEARSAL

 Please note our first rehearsal will be on Monday, January 16th at 7:30.

Rehearsals will be at Lake Harriet Methodist Church – the same location we had auditions at. The church is located at 49th and Chowen, in Minneapolis. For our first rehearsal, we will be downstairs in the “Fellowship Hall” located in the basement.

 PERFORMANCES

 Performances will be at the Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, at Plymouth Congregational Church, located at 1900 Nicollet Avenue South, in Minneapolis. We will start rehearsing in that space on Monday, February 27th.

 REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

 Chorus rehearsals will begin promptly at 7:30 PM on Mondays and 7:00 PM on Thursdays and will run until 10:00 PM. Please note that the Directors can call the Chorus to rehearse on Tuesdays, if necessary.

 Principal rehearsals will be scheduled by the Directors, and will generally occur on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 10:00 PM and Saturdays, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Principals will be added to the Monday and Thursday rehearsals, as necessary.

Please see the attached schedule for a current breakdown of our rehearsals, subject to change.

REHEARSAL CONFLICTS

Although many of you noted your rehearsal conflicts on your audition forms – please take a moment to review your schedules and email me with any conflicts you may have from January 16th through March 19th. Please send your conflicts to me no later than Friday, December 30th.

 SCORES/SCRIPTS/CDS

 Scores/Scripts and CDs of the show can be purchased directly from Richard Rames before our first rehearsal on January 16th. Please email him directly at rrames@konikoff.com to arrange a time to pick up a score and/or cd. The cost is $5 for a script/score. Scores/scripts and CDs will also be available at our first rehearsal and once paid for are yours to keep.

 ONLINE RESOURCES

 A great resource to learn more info about the history of Gilbert and Sullivan and Patience, hear musical selections and view the script is:  http://math.boisestate.edu/GaS/patience/html/index.html

 You can also learn more about the Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company at our website: http://gsvloc.org/

 The show is going to be a lot of fun and we hope that you are as excited about starting the process as we are!

 Should you have any questions/concerns about anything or will be late/need to miss a rehearsal due to an emergency or illness, please feel free to call me at 701-371-6627 or email me at this address.

 Thanks for all of your talents!