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Run Through Weekend

The weekend before the show's premiere is known as Run Through Weekend during which the show is picked apart and edited with a fine-tooth comb. On Saturday, the show is gone over line by line to be critiqued and adjusted as necessary. On Sunday, the entire process is repeated. The Monday after Run Through Weekend is the tech rehearsal, and then Tuesday is the dress rehearsal. The final production is shown Wednesday through Saturday. To further add to the chaos, every night, after the work is completed, the Skule Nite members throw a party.

So what ends up happening is that you start, seven o'clock, and you know, you start the show at eight, and you go through the show. And that's two hoursish. And then you have lunch slash notes. And notes is this interesting …where basically you get these fossils, the dinosaurs, the old, all the people who have been through the show, and they sit there and they critique everything … During the show, they have their script, and they will note things down, and they will, and they'll there will be a panel of six to 10 people. One person from technical one person from the dancing side, acting, and they will critique everything, timing, enunciation, tone, whether that joke should be in there at all, adding to the joke, all these types of things. And so the two, three hours it takes to go through it, you do another two, three hours of just talking about the show. I'm not going to say line by line. But close. Wow, you basically go sketch by sketch by sketch, and you just go through, and it's absolutely exhausting. And I wasn't even the cast, but I'm still getting critiqued all the time…

… stuff from the show starts kind of embedding itself into the notes session, which again, is two, three hours of just talking about it, then the Saturday then you eat dinner, and then you do your notes, then you run through the show again.  And then you do notes again, until one or two, three in the morning, one, two in the morning type thing. ... On the Sunday, right, same type that same schedule. And then Monday…you do a tech rehearsal… go through the show starting at six, and then do notes again. And then you do the dress rehearsal, which is go through it, and then do notes again. And then you have your show. So run through weekend was this thing that started probably midweek before the show. And then you go Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and then you do the show, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Saturday, and then you clean up and each of those nights you party.

So there will be a party at somebody's house every single night. And so for 10 days or so, that's all you think of and you're going through a very difficult thing to do…And you just go and you don't even stop and you don't even think about it, you run on adrenaline for a week. M. Szeto, Sound Effects 9T9, 0T0, 0T1, 0T2, Producer 0T3, 0T4

Rehearsals SN8T3

Cast receiving notes 1983

Run Through Weekend 2012

Run Through Weekend 2012

Cast Party SN5T7

Cast Party 1957

Friday Night Party 1979

Friday Night Party 1979

Saturday Night Party 1979

Saturday Night Party 1979

Making of Skule Nite
Rehearsals
Run Through Weekend