Saturday, February 10, 2007
The first step to the workshop process!
The start of the workshop process included smaller meetings consisting of Brett Boles (Creator or lyricist/composer), Susannah Berryman (Director), Gail Belokur (Assistant Director), Mary Corsaro (Choreographer), Joel Gelpe (Musical Director), Jim Utz (Dramaturg), and me, Gina Randall (Dramaturg). These meetings, of which we had about three, consisted of a full read-through of the most updated script and score at the time. Each person randomly chose a character to read for and Brett played the piano and sang all the songs as we came to them in the script. This was mainly to get a feel for how the musical will flow as well as being an opportunity for anyone's suggestions for changes.