Sunday, October 28, 2012

Finally the Finale

We've gone through every song, every dance, every scene, every stage moment possible of our newest production "ESTHER and the Secrets in the King's Court"..
Well, tonight, we finally did the finale!!!
Now, rehearsals are very long studious processes. You've got to pay attention. You've got to wait around until it's your turn to perform. When a new scene comes up, the director has to see the vision in his/her eye and then translate it on to the stage.
And when you have almost 100 women and girls in your production, moving them around on stage is a logistical challenge akin to a troupe movement.
ESTHER's director Toby Klein Greenwald envisioned a magnificent finale for us, and with everyone's cooperation and attention, tonight we painstakingly pulled it off.
There was a special part for each group in the show - from the littlest Shushan residents (we call them the Golden Voices) to the Persian Dudes, the Haman's Sons, the Shushan Ensemble, the King's Advisors, the Queen's Court, and of course King Achashverosh, Kings Vashti and Esther, Mordechai the Jew, Haman and his equally evil wife Zeresh, our narrators Darius and the Megillah Muse.
Everyone had her moment in the spotlight, and that was just great.
Well, we've done the finale, and now, we're going back to the beginning.
We're so excited, we can't wait to welcome our audiences to Shushan!

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