'I didn't like it... I loved it!' BLOG
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Sunday 1st September
In preparation for the show we had a couple of dress rehearsals to make sure everyone knew what they were doing; I found this really exciting especially when we saw the stage for the first time. From that point on it all began to feel real. When the audience came at 7pm we were all really nervous and even more so when Kiz told us that she had to put out extra seats! When the lights went down Zara opened the show with her bossing everyone around. From that point there were loads of laughs from the audience and they really seemed to enjoy it.
I felt pretty nervous coming on to the stage for the first time as I could feel everyone looking. But after a few minutes I began to relax a bit more; knowing this was the last time we would all ever perform the show. When we got to the end scene we all seemed to act out hearts out. We displayed a great end of show which included a lot of smoke and party poppers!!
Of course we couldn't wait for the video footage of us all making the show. This was a great reminder of what fun we had making it. I had a fantastic experience at TYVT, as well as making new friends I also feel I gained a lot of confidence and I hope I can do it all again in February. The applause and laughter from the audience proved what a great success the show was.
So for the final time from dramarama01
Saturday 31st August
I have had an amazing week with TVYT and I can't wait until Sundays performance. It has flown by and I can't believe it's our last day tomorrow.
At some points during the week, I thought we weren't going to be able to finish the show but I was always proved wrong as we always pulled it out the bag.
This week has been full of crazy games, cheesy music and ALOT of acting. We have all really come along since Tuesday and have been able to create and perform a show. I hope tomorrow will be the perfect ending to a perfect TVYT week- but in the meantime keeeeeeeeeeeep acting!!
Friday 30th August
Today we made.... well, I can't say without giving it away, but it featured some pretty cheesy music and a whole lot of swinging and grass!!
For the first time we started to run the performance.We've also begun to talk about the costumes we'll be wearing for the show which is always a sign that TVYT is almost over:(
Now that there's only 48 hours until the performance I'm starting to really feel the pressure of helping to get the show right!
Thursday 29th August
Today we began by getting to know each others characters. We stood in a circle and walked up to the first person each of us saw while saying their character's name. If you forgot their name you would walk up to them saying sorry and they would tell you their name.
Instead of creating more scenes we decided to improve the ones we had made yesterday using the feedback from Vix and Kiz. This really improved all of the scenes we had done which should really help the end show.
After this Vix put us into a height order and got us to clap one at a time starting from the tallest down to the smallest. On the first go we didn't do very well but then on the second and third go we began to get a rhythm; and we became more and more fluent. Next she got us to touch the person to the right of us either on the knee, shoulder or elbow using the same concept as before. Following on from this, we began to create one big scene in which everyone was part of.
I hope tomorrow will be as full and hectic as today was but until then- keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep acting!!
Wednesday 28th August
Today at TVYT we decided to focus on the characters of the contestants for the talent show. First Kiz asked us to write about an imaginary contestant, we wrote about what act they would do, what their name was and 3 words to describe how they would feel just before taking centre stage. Using this we made our own auditions where we had to play the imaginary character we had made up.
Later on we played our main roles in a small scene which we made in groups, hopefully this will really benefit the end show.
At the end we played the limb game which involved some pretty violent throws!! We also played keepy uppy with the ball and we reached 34 a new record for the I didn't like it... I loved it cast.
I've had a really good time today, I cant wait to do it all again tomorrow but until then- keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep acting!!
Tuesday 27th August
Today was the first day of the play I didn't like it... I loved it!
We began the session with introductions so we could get to know each other. As well as saying our names we also said how we were feeling. Kiz got us to write a list of the negative and the positive points of TV talent shows, using these we began to create and develop some small scenes which helped us come up with a few ideas for the end performance.
Instead of thinking about the general plan of the play we began to create some characters. We came up with some ideas for jobs in TV talent shows (e.g judge) and we all chose one. Imagining the character we had chosen, we came up with 3 gestures that they might do in everyday life.
Between creating ALL of this we played games such as fire water, dodge ball, and a new game called zombies.
I hope tomorrow will be as good as today was - I'm sure it will be!
And remember keeeeeeeeeeeeeeep acting!!
Monday 26th August
Tomorrow is the beginning of I didn’t like it... I loved it and I can’t wait to get started.
As exciting as the thought of doing TVYT is, it also feels a bit daunting to think that in just 6 days time we will need to not only create a play from scratch but also perform in it front of an audience.
I have done two TVYT projects at SJMS, and know this will be more challenging and demanding. I am sure the lead up to it will be full of madness (as always), top class acting and of course the legendary game of fire water.
By the end of the week I hope that we can produce a play worthy of an audience - you'll just have to wait and see!!
This hilarious production explored the world of television talent shows.
Through the setting of a TV studio, we met the team responsible for producing the latest and biggest TV talent show, 'Reach for the Stars!'
It is seven hours until the live final but suddenly the team realise they have not yet selected a winner!
The three judges argue over the contestants, the presenters compete for the most on-screen time and the vocal coaches work with the hopeful contestants to shape some winning talent - but despite their best efforts, the judge's chosen contestant just can't sing!
In a final act of desperation, one of the judges stumbles on a solution that might just save them all.
In the nick of time, they manage to film their "winner", Lily Awesome, as she learns of her win and performs her winning song (with her songstress mother lending the vocals out of shot!) and the reputation of the programme is safe!
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