PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes at Nick Blaemire's A Little More Alive Musical With Cast Member Michael Tacconi
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre production of Nick Blaemire's new musical A Little More Alive played a run through May 11 on the Rep's Copaken Stage. Cast member Michael Tacconi documented the experience.
Before rehearsals start, Van Hughes and his band Teen Commandments play a show at Glasslands in Brooklyn. We danced HARD. Check out their music! They're on Spotify, so you could be having a dance party in your room right now.
The first day of rehearsal has finally arrived! All of us sit together to read and sing through the play. This beta version of the script is hot off the presses of Nick Blaemire's brain. Changes are on the horizon...
Our first week in Davenport Studios in NYC! Trying to get all the music really solid before our flight to Kansas City in a couple days. Cian McCarthy, our music director, leads the way!
The incomparable Mr. Clyde. Truly making a star turn in this piece of theater.
Our set design by Wilson Chin! Can't wait to see this model all grown up into the real thing!
Jesse Vargas, in charge of arrangements and orchestrations, and Cian snuggle up by the piano to rewrite the groove to a song. Geniuses at work.
Right before we left for Kansas City, we hosted a send off concert at Rockwood to share some of this music with our NYC friends. Nick stands in for Dan Jenkins' vocal while Dan performs in Stage Kiss at Playwrights Horizons.
After dropping off our bags and settling into our rooms, three boys enter Gates BBQ and leave as men. Fat men. We didn't learn our lesson either...
Eric Rosen, Artistic Director of KC Rep, hosts the cast and creative in his beautiful home one of our first nights upon arrival. It feels great to finally be here!
Costume fitting with Alison Heryer and crew! Testing out different suits and jackets for this young go-‐getter. Ready for this thing to be tailored and in action.