Diary of a Middle School Golde, Part Four

By Ali Z. (8th grade)

This week, we rehearsed the bottle dance from Fiddler on the Roof. It is so good! They even used real bottles. I am pleased to report that there is no broken glass on the barn floor.

At one point in the play, we sing “Tradition, Tradition, Tradition” and we have to hold each note for 10 beats. Ten beats! To put that in perspective, that’s about 30 seconds. For ONE of the three traditions. I think it’s okay for me to say that we’re all feeling a little oxygen-deprived.

We’ve run through the play again, and we’re almost all “off book”! I’m getting the pronunciation thing under control, too. We staged the duet I have with Mac M. (Tevye) on Friday, and it’s a very sweet song. To tell you the truth, I’m a little disappointed with Golde (my character). She’s not as mean as I thought. She’s actually kind of…nice. I’ve played really nasty mothers before, so this is a little different. Next week is immersion week (part one)!

Gotta go,
Golde (Ali Z.)

Inly Middle School Presents
Fiddler on the Roof
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
7:00 pm
Meehan Family Artsbarn
Free and open to the public

Read Diary of a Middle School Golde, Part One.

Read Diary of a Middle School Golde, Part Two.

Read Diary of a Middle School Golde, Part Three.

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