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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Grease

The school embarked on its nth school play. This year, they decided to do the stage play Grease. I watched the gala performance last night with my friends and it turned out that it was also alumni night where most of the main characters were previous stars of the plays we have done in the past. Seeing them perform last night brought back a lot of memories! I used to do the stage before.

My first assignment was way back in 1985 when we did the King and I. I designed the stage and the school contracted someone else to execute it. It was directed by Mr. Tony Espejo and it was the first time that I have worked with a professional director. If I remember correctly, the following year, we sought the help of the Repertory Philippines and staged South Pacific. This time it was the other way around. Someone designed the stage and I executed it! We also did Carousel, Annie and the Sound of music.

The stage is not really new to me as I used to be in school plays when I was in the elementary grades at La Consolacion School in Caloocan City several eons ago. I used to perform. However, it stopped when I got to high school. My priorities changed.

The stage is a wonderful place to work in. The fun part is in the rehearsals. We would stay at the theatre until the wee hours of the morning rehearsing. We would tremble and sink our heads everytime the director was not pleased and cursed! I remember how the kids would turn yellow when Tony Espejo, the late Bibot Amador or Baby Barredo shouted unmentionables. But that was part of the discipline. This was the time when I was no longer onstage and just watching, waiting for them to finish so that I could continue my work, adding on or taking out from the design as needed. It always had to be perfect as on stage, each performance will practically be the last! No more repetitions. Once you've committed a mistake, that's it! You cannot say sorry to the audience and ask them to forget about it as you go back to where you have left off. Discipline and perfection! That's what you aim for.

Last night's performance may not have been that perfect as the singers sometimes would turn flat on a few bars but the dancing and the overall mood was almost perfect! I am particularly proud of my co-teachers who joined the production. They did well. Kudos to the performers and looking forward to next year's production!

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9 Comments:

Anonymous DepEd Teacher said...

Hi Tito Rolly,

Hope you could remember. I like to follow up my request link from your blog. If you try to visit mine. I have link to you since October last year.

http://depedteacher.blogspot.com

1:20 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

DepEd Teacher Hi. Yeah, I remember. Wala lang kasi akong panahong magkutinting ng template ko pero sure, I'd link you with mine. In the meantime, feel free to link mine to yours. Thanks.

10:11 PM  
Blogger cyndirellaz said...

hi po! been reading some of ur post w/c are beautifully written, bago lang ako sa blog mo pero nabasa ko ang ilan sa mga post! ang galing mo!

1:00 AM  
Blogger Mentor said...

Hi Tito Rolly,

Unknown to you, your blog is already link from http://depedteacher.blogspot.com since i first found your site. That is almost 3 months or more now.

1:02 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

cyndirellaz Welcome to my blog! Thank you for your kind words.

mentor Ganun ba? Thanks for the info. I still have not found the time to arrange my template and it needs a good cleaning up. Ang dami ko na rin dapat idagdag sa links. Yours included.

1:24 PM  
Blogger jj said...

hi tito rolly....

it's always refreshing for kids to stage their annual plays....

all work and no play makes one homicidal... :)

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Panaderos said...

I enjoyed Grease the movie when it came out back in 1978. I love the songs in it. I'm sure the kids did a terrific job!

3:04 AM  
Blogger Mentor said...

Hi Tito Rolly,

May i ask how old is your student?
Is it high school or elementary?

Mentor

11:52 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

jj Yeah. I know. I've been part of this scene in elementary school.

panaderos Yes they did. The girl who did Sandy was fantastic.

mentor I teach high school Art. But if your question is about the play, it included grade schoolers as well.

6:21 PM  

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