Last night we had our last Christmas Carol rehearsal before today’s 12-hour tech. Both the casts got a run-through and for the most part they went very smoothly.
We have a pretty good grip on the flow from start to finish, and the individual scenes are starting to take on their own shape and personality. We still have some more work to do to tighten up some moments and clarify a few beats, but mostly we seem to be on track.
Tech day is always an important time for a show and this one is no exception. Lights and sound will be very important tools to help transport us from real-world London to the Ghost World through which Scrooge travels. Steve at the keyboard has already started creating some wonderful aural landscapes to set the mood, so today is mostly about turning on the lights.