Yesterday I spent all day working on a Schedule for the days of Camp. I have five rehearsal spaces at my house --- the Music Room, the Family Room, the Basement Family Room, the Basketball Court and the Patio Stage. Three spaces are indoors and big enough for 10-12 children to work at a time, but what do I do if all the days are rainy and cold with 50 kids? Fortunately, I have some good helpers so that we can split into smaller groups to work the songs, lines and dances. Just hope we get access to our Stage areas so that we can really block and run the scenes and dances. I confess, the weather is making me nervous!
One previous year was similar to this. We had very diverse weather for Camp. We had many hot dry days of over 95 degrees. There were also cold days with rain and even hail! We also had mighty wind storms that blew away our shade structures. That year the show was scheduled for a Saturday morning. The night before, the rain, wind and hail continued until about 4:00 am. In June, where our house is situated, the sun does not come over the mountain to dry us out until 8:29 am precisely. We had just enough time for the sun to dry the grass and cement enough to be able to set out the electrical cords for the sound system and set up chairs before the 10:00 am show. Hanging the drapes along the patio and setting out the scenery took a leap of faith. I remember being so grateful for the sun and no stiff breezes that morning!
Well, hopefully we will be blessed again this year with enough good weather days to have a successful Summer Theater Camp. I am keeping the faith that we will!