Moment in the Woods – 14th August 2015

August 14, 2015By AmandaParticipant Journal No Comments

14th August We have reached the halfway point of our run of “Into the Woods”. We have had our first double show day which has presented a new challenge, it’s a full day of performing that requires focus throughout. Little Red is always munching. Today’s matinee went well and as I write this we are in the … Read More

Moment in the Woods – 13th August 2015

August 13, 2015By AmandaParticipant Journal No Comments

13th August Opening night was a huge success! After three extremely demanding (and often stressful) days of rehearsals, which included two consecutive dress runs yesterday before the show opened, the “Into the Woods” cast pulled it out the bag. Cast members performances may have been good but the unique energy that opening night brings transformed them. There was … Read More

Moment in the Woods – 5th August 2015

August 5, 2015By AmandaParticipant Journal No Comments

5th August Yesterday morning the cast set off early on the train to Edinburgh for our first rehearsal in the Edinburgh Academy. Even though the majority of the cast have performed in the venue before, there was still a slight challenge in (re)familiarising ourselves with the space and adapting the blocking and positioning. The show opens in one … Read More

Moment in the Woods – 3rd August 2015

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3rd August Today I popped along to the Arts Hub, the YMTS base, and had a chat with Jane Rigby our wardrobe mistress extraordinaire who works incredibly hard behind the scenes to make the cast look fantastic on stage. Costumes can add so much to any production – let’s be honest, a bunch of people performing Into the Woods in black jeans and t-shirts would … Read More

Moment in the Woods – 2nd August 2015

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2nd August Last night the “Into the Woods” cast joined the orchestra for a sitzprobe. As always, it was exciting to hear the band for the first time; but to get a sense of how Sondheim’s wonderfully complex score is meant to sound and come to life was a real treat. Even with several players missing it … Read More

Moment in the Woods – 29th July 2015

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29th July It’s only a fortnight until opening night! This time in two weeks the “Into the Woods” cast will be performing to their first Fringe audience. This week has been productive so far: yesterday we ran and added detail to Act 2; this morning Alan Gibson, our musical director, led us through a sing through of … Read More

Moment in the Woods – 16th August 2015

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16th August YMTS’s journey Into the Woods is now over and what a journey it has been! The hard work and sometimes stressful moments have all been worthwhile as it all helped to produce such a wonderful production that everyone can be proud of. Ali sums up his thoughts about our final show. As rehearsals progressed old friendships were … Read More

Moment in the Woods – 10th July 2015

July 10, 2015By AmandaParticipant Journal No Comments

10th July This morning was our last rehearsal for Into the Woods until we return to the production on July 27th. From our first sing/read through of the show on Saturday to the short performance given by some of the cast today at The Cottage Family Centre, this week has been full of enthusiasm. “Stay with me, the … Read More

Moment in the Woods – Meet the Cast Part 6

July 10, 2015By AmandaParticipant Journal No Comments

Meet the Cast – Part Six The final cast members interviewed for this week of rehearsals were Ronan Corkey and Jacob Topen, affectionately known as Jonan, who are playing the “charming” but not sincere Princes. Jacob (Left) and Ronan (Right). One picture was not enough. Emma: So Jacob is playing Cinderella’s Prince and Ronan, Rapunzel’s Prince. How are you guys feeling about getting … Read More