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Rehearsals patterns have been evolving in recent years so may vary slightly from production to production. The current pattern is 1 month of weekend music rehearsals, 1 month of weekend production rehearsals, followed by an intensive fortnight of Monday to Friday, 10:30 – 17:30. Sitzprobe and Stage Rehearsals for the week leading up to opening night on Friday, during the day and evenings. Not everyone will be called for every rehearsal and individual member’s NAs (“not available” dates) of which sufficient notice is given will be taken into account as far as practicable. Other rehearsals may be called as the need arises. Weekday rehearsals are normally held at the Methodist Church on the corner of Caledonian Road and Market Road, and Sunday rehearsals at All Saints Church Hall on the corner of Talbot Road and Church Road, Highgate N6.
There are usually two productions a year, in May and November, at Jacksons Lane Theatre. Principals are normally double cast.
The director/producer usually varies from show to show.
Performances take place over a two week run, usually on the Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon of week one and Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon of week two. Extra performances, especially Saturday matinées, may be added for popular shows.
The sitzprobe/orchestral rehearsal generally takes place on the Sunday afternoon/evening immediately before the first performance, with the technical rehearsals and two dress rehearsals (one per cast) on the Thursday and Friday of the first performance week.