We had our first rehearsal at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center today, and this is a choreographer's dream -- having a beautiful theater and a terrific staff at your disposal, not to mention a wonderful cast with whom you totally enjoy working. How lucky we are to find ourselves here for the next two months! The best part is that there is no pressure to mount a performance. We can spend our time experimenting, trying out new things, looking for the best ways to ultimately bring this work to the stage.
For our first rehearsal we read through the revised script, with Mark and Debra getting their first opportunity to try out their multiple roles. We also started to "play" with "Zelda's ballet" (which I'd like to do this time as a backstage farce), through an improvisation exercise. I'm hoping that we will be able to add a great deal of choreography to the entire production.
We hope you will come see our Open Rehearsal on December 2nd at 7:30 pm. In addition to returning cast members Mark Peters, Debra Zalkind, Robin Gilbert and Rebecca Whittington Ross, we are very happy to welcome three new cast members: Christian Serrano, Taylor Gordon, and Nathan Kosla. -- Felice Lesser
Reading through the new version of the script: Clockwise from left: Nathan Kosla, Debra Zalkind, Taylor Gordon, Rebecca Whittington Ross, Mark Peters, Christian Serrano, Robin Gilbert
The cast hamming it up: l-r Christian Serrano, Robin Gilbert, Rebecca Whittington Ross, Nathan Kosla, Taylor Gordon, Mark Peters, Debra Zalkind