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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Superstitious Saturday Perfect

Superstitious Saturday Perfect

Among the multitude of theatrical superstitions is one that seems to rise above the rest. I’ve heard it many times and it is this: Beware of the perfect rehearsal. It is thought that a perfect rehearsal spells catastrophe for the upcoming performance. Therefore, a bad dress rehearsal means a good - or even great - performance. Hmmmm….

 “The fears that have been associated with a perfect rehearsal include having a short performance run, and there are other times that the performance itself will be disastrous in some way.”

Exactly where this belief came from is a mystery, but it goes far back in theatrical history. For a more logical approach check out this link : https://actingcoachscotland.co.uk/blog/why-does-bad-dress-rehearsal/.

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Superstitious Secret #191:
“Beware of the perfect rehearsal.”

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“If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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