Rehearsals are such an important part of life in PBTC.
Rehearsals begin about three or four months before the show and are there to help you learn the show under the watchful eye of the production team. It's a chance for you to not only get to know the show, but also your fellow cast and crew. Many life-long friendships have been formed in the corridors and classrooms used during rehearsals.
We try to keep them as informal as possible, this is a hobby after all! That said, we always aim to produce a high quality show. This means commitment to turn up when agreed and knuckling down when required. There is nothing worse than learning a complicated dialogue or a dance routine when someone is missing. The director will always aim to inform you in advance if you are not needed for any particular rehearsal. From time to time, as we get closer to the show, there are extra rehearsals on a Sunday afternoon.
As a sociable bunch, Friday rehearsals are usually followed by a trip to a local pub to wind down.