Monday, July 2, 2012

Behind the Scenes at BACT: Click Clack Moo Rehearsal

Click Clack Moo - Cows That Type, 
is opening at Fairyland this Saturday, July 7. 
I went to a rehearsal Thursday night to see how things are coming along. 

The rehearsals for this show are being help at the Arpeggio Building in downtown Berkeley. When I arrived, they were just getting started with a run through of the show. The stage manager, Christina, briefed the actors on how the run was going to go - ideally without stopping, to get an accurate sense of how long the show is, and because we are so near to opening.

The run went great! The show is in wonderful condition to open this weekend - the actors were solid on their lines and their blocking. There were a few moments of traffic pattern confusion on stage where Christina had to call out and help them, but for the most part everything went smoothly. The dance numbers and songs were sounding really good, and when they have more space to spread out - on the Fairyland stage - it will all come together beautifully. The show is Adorable!

Director Erin Merritt seemed happy with where the show was as well. It is always fun to see a show this far along - there are still costumes to add in, microphones to work with, props to add, but the foundation is laid, and what is left is the details. There is still plenty of work to do, but for just over a week from opening, it's good to see we have yet another crowd pleaser to share with the Fairyland audiences. 

Official Show Blurb:
Farmer Brown's cows are c-c-c-cold. They'd like cozy electric blankets. But how to tell him? Eureka! They discover an old typewriter in the barn, and start sending him notes. Farmer Brown finds the click clack of the typewriter annoying, but he doesn't take it seriously…until the cows post a rebellious note on the barn door: "Sorry. We're closed. No milk today." Uh, oh, how will barnyard peace be restored? Come find out, in this delightful musical adaptation of the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin.
Oakland Children's Fairyland
7 Jul 2012 - 5 Aug 2012

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