Thursday, 2/2/12 Thursday night we pushed through to the end of the show. We focused on scenes starting with “Oklahoma” and running through to the end of Act II. While running through the scenes, we stopped and worked on the fight between Judd and Curly, not only on the choreography, but on the reactions from the crowd. Once we ran through the fight a few more times, we continued on through the end. It was nice to finally have a chance to really work the end of the show, working on the trial scene and the finale. After we completed the act, we took a break. The next scene we worked on was the entrance of the ensemble in act I. This is a very small part in a scene, but it was too difficult to do in the rehearsal hall with such a large group. Once we ran through that entrance, we started working on the top of Act II, “The Farmer and the Cowman”. During this song, there is more fight choreography, so we worked on smoothing out all the fight sequences and reactions from the crowd and then ran the whole number a couple times through. Our other choreographer, Shawn McWhorter, was happy to see the progress of all the dances and fights, after not seeing us for a while.
Next up, more work on Saturday!