So, Camarillo Skyway Playhouse likes to do a drawing that lasts the run of a given show. It’s a way of building interest in the show, and a way of raising some funds. But what to do for As You Like It?
As You Like It opens one week from tonight at the Camarillo Skyway Playhouse… come enjoy the fights and reunions, songs and dances, laughs and tears, and LOVE of Shakespeare’s classic pastoral comedy, all with an 80s vibe… I am tremendously proud of what this cast and crew have created and cannot wait to have you all see it!
I have this theory: if you don’t have at least one horrible, stinky, so disastrous that it borders on apocalyptic, rehearsal, then you are in real danger of having a horrible opening night or–heavens forbid–entire run.
Well, if my theory has any validity, then As You Like It is gonna be A-OK…
I say this because Monday’s night rehearsal was bad. I mean really bad.
Saturday was our first full run-through of As You Like It. We had done scenes before. We had done acts before, but before Saturday we had never done the show start-to-finish and uninterrupted (producer Laura sat next to me to make sure I kept my nose out of the actors’ business).
So we’re heading into the home stretch of As You Like It rehearsals. It’s an interesting time. Off-book. Until tonight, however, they could still call for “LINE!” Performances begin to settle into a groove.