ATG – Night Music 17 – Lines

Lines During a portion of Sunday’s rehearsal for A Little Night Music I was “on book” and following the script in order to prompt actors who were having trouble with their lines. At the end of the rehearsal I told the cast that I heard some “clever

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ATG – Night Music 16 – Frustration

  Today’s rehearsal for A Little Night Music was frustrating. We still can’t get on the stage because of the construction of set pieces, the work on the drops, etc. There is a huge amount of things to build and paint and, while things are progressing nicely,

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ATG – Night Music 15 – Costumes, Costumes, Costumes

Costumes, Costumes, Costumes Patricia LaFramboise is the Costume Chair for the Players Guild of Dearborn production of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. Patricia is an Honorary Member of the Guild having been a member for more than 25 years. She has costumed a number of Guild

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ATG – Night Music 14 – Grinding Away

  I have to catch up on one item from Sunday’s rehearsal. Henrik (Michael Suchyta of Dearborn) plays the cello in one of the early scenes, practicing a piece. Anne, his step-mother, (Lindsey MacDonald of Canton) says, “Oh, Henrik, dear, don’t you have anything less gloomy to

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ATG – Night Music 13 – 20 Days to Opening Night

  During the weekend of April 5, 6, and 7, work continued on the set and set pieces for A Little Night Music at the Players Guild of Dearborn. There is still a lot to be done and some people are beginning to get nervous. This is

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ATG – Night Music 12 – Stage and Shop

Stage and Shop In the Clubroom, A Little Night Music Director Harold Jurkiewicz restaged the Armfeldt dining room scene. He basically “opened it up” by creating wider spaces between the players. In the scene, the principal characters sit at a dining room table facing upstage (away from

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ATG – Night Music 11 – Music Rehearsal

  I discovered another spelling error in cast names. It’s Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm not Malcom. Ah, well. “Every Day a Little Death.” On April 3, the Players gathered at the Guild to rehearse the music in A Little Night Music. Under Music Director Paul Abbott of Livonia,

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ATG – Night Music 10 – Rehearsing

  From L to R: Lindsey MacDonald as Anne Egerman, Tom Murphy as Fredrik, and Sally Goodman as Desireé Well, I discovered that I was spelling Egerman wrong. There is only one “g.” I think I’ve been spelling it with two because of the way Brett Reynolds,

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ATG – Night Music 9 – From the Top

rom the Top With nearly a full cast, save for those few on Spring Break, we started “from the top” and were pleased to see that most of the cast have put down their scripts. Some of the players were a bit tentative, but that’s to be

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ATG – Night Music 8 – Blocking

  During the first couple of weeks, rehearsals for A Little Night Music at the Players Guild of Dearborn were devoted to staging or blocking the show. Rehearsals at the Players Guild usually take place in the Clubroom as set construction is taking place on the stage.

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