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Sandra (Michelle McKenzie-Voigt), Leah (Kiah McKirnan), Jamie (Robert Hilliard), and Ste (Charlie Wein)

Our dialect coach Jeremiah Davis stopped by our rehearsal on Friday to check our progress. We sat in chairs and ran the lines from all the scenes we have blocked to date; this proved surprisingly challenging. We’re used to running things on our feet, so keeping the energy and pace up while sitting down was a bit of a challenge. After we ran through each scene, we stopped to get notes from Jeremiah. We are very fortunate to have him working with us; he is doing an amazing job guiding us so our accents are authentic (and consistent).

When we finished working with Jeremiah, we blocked a portion of Leah’s acid trip scene, which is one of the funniest scenes in the entire show. It didn’t take very long to block and we had a good laugh doing it.

Our director and one of my castmates have been nominated for Broadway World Chicago awards; more on that next time.

Until then, have a beautiful day!


Happy opening from the cast and crew of Beautiful Thing!

Last night we gathered for our first table read of the script.  We started the rehearsal by introducing ourselves, followed by a welcome speech by our director John Nasca.

After the table read, our dialect coach Jeremiah Davis gave us notes and helpful tips for taking on a South London accent, as well as a very helpful handout he had prepared.  I must say, Jeremiah really knows this dialect; he gave the cast some great notes and pointers.  We all are very excited to have Jeremiah working with us!

We had our first rehearsal at WTTW studios.

Kiah Kiah McKirnan (Leah), Charlie Wein (Ste), Robert Hilliard (Jamie), Michelle McKenzie-Voigt (Sandra), Patrick Rybarczyk (Tony) and dialect coach Jeremiah Davis. Photo by Tiffany Nasca, our Assistant Director.

Charlie Wein (Ste), Robert Hilliard (Jamie)

Patrick Rybarczyk (Tony) and dialect coach Jeremiah Davis.

Kiah Kiah McKirnan (Leah), Charlie Wein (Ste)

The best line of the night comes from John Nasca: “Put your diphthong away.”

I have some exciting news about an upcoming promotional event, but I can’t tell you until tomorrow. Until then, have a beautiful day!