Preparing for A Tale of Two Cities "Gypsy Run Thru"
“Well, we’re ready for an audience... at least an invited audience. Tomorrow we’ll be having friends and family come to see the show for the first time. It’s called a ‘Gypsy Run Thru’. It’s a good thing to add into the mix as the audience response is actually going to help us determine what we need to enhance or change in the show before we officially open in September. It’s a necessary part of the process for without the audience... there would be no show. They are who and what we do our work for, after all.
“It’s also an incredibly exciting time. You can hear the buzz of the crowd as they file into the theatre and settle into their seats in anticipation of what they are about to see. I’m always excited when I go to see a new piece because I know how hard everyone has worked in order to get the show to this point. I can tell you that those associated with A Tale of Two Cities have worked incredibly hard.
“We had a rather short rehearsal process, much shorter than we would have normally, in fact almost half of what a new Broadway show usually has. And in that short time Warren Carlyle, our amazing director, has taken this stellar cast to places I never thought imaginable. Tomorrow night is going to be a special night!
“By the way, this leads into a good trivia question for those reading this who are not in the theatre profession: Anyone want to take a stab at why it’s called a ‘Gypsy Run-Thru’?”