Top 77 Rehearsals Quotes

In this post, you will find great Rehearsals Quotes from famous people, such as Carmen Electra, Jonathan Levine, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, Djimon Hounsou, Pauly Shore. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

I was performing in this burlesque group, and we would

I was performing in this burlesque group, and we would go to dance rehearsals every day. You’d use every part of your body. Even though some of it is slow, it takes a lot of muscle to be able to dip down and come back up.
In rehearsals, I like to create an honest environment that is kinda free and fun.
Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
Rehearsals are set up so that you find out all the nuances about your character. You never want to beat yourself up. It’s about finding the right direction, and most of the time, the right direction is not what you think is the right direction. That’s why the director‘s there: to guide you there.
I miss that process of getting the script and reading it and working on it. Every actor has their own way of memorizing their lines, and the whole process of starting to work with the other actors and the director, and doing rehearsals, and going to the location, and going through wardrobe.
It’s really intense in our rehearsals; you have to get ready and condition your body.
The pace is so fast in summer stock. In college shows, there is more time for rehearsals.
I think that no number of rehearsals can guarantee the outcome of a live show.
When I first started acting in college, at Cal, the thing that I loved about acting was not being onstage but going into rehearsals. The thing, as I look back on it now, that I was most attracted to, was that I felt like I’d found my family. It was just a bunch of loonies.
I mean, a lot of time rehearsals are taken up with other things other than preparing a character.
I’m very fast on teaching guys. Like, when I came over here, I only had two rehearsals with the band. I wondered when I first got here… but it sure came up great.
Ike Turner
At St. Francis de Sales in Atlanta, we do not have an organ. We do not have rehearsals during the week. We do not have a professional choir.
Richard Morris
If you ever watch me at theatre rehearsals, you will know what a bad actress I am. I am bad… bad… bad… and then, by opening night, it all just falls into place.
I struggle quite a lot in rehearsals, partly because I’m shy, partly because I still don’t really understand the work that actors and directors do. I love the magic at the end, but the getting there – the wrong turns that are necessary to make something work – I find slightly beguiling and worrying.
The way I feel about rehearsals is that the best idea wins.
Most of the great directors I’ve worked with – De Palma, Spike Lee – like rehearsals.
If I produce it, I will stage it as a performance. A small audience will be invited; rehearsals of the sections will be done in the mornings, and those sections will be recorded in the afternoons.
Bill Dixon
I’ve worked with actors who treat the first two takes like rehearsals. And that’s okay. If the camera is on you and we’re doing a scene where I’m off camera, I’m treating that as a rehearsal.
My education was doing good plays and also stinkers. When you do a stinker, you learn how to act. I like having to audition. It’s nice to do rehearsals. But it’s with an audience that you get to love it!
All they teach you in drama school is how to do stage fights and be a pain in rehearsals.
There is always a sacred hour in the theatre – after rehearsals and before performances, in the afternoon, between three and five o’clock. Normally the theatre is empty then, and this is a wonderful hour.
I have a photograph at home of Fred Astaire from the knees down with his feet crossed. It’s kind of inspiring because it reminds me his feet were bleeding at the end of rehearsals. Yet when you watch him, all you see is freedom. It’s a reminder of what the job is about in general, not just being in musicals.
I saw a lot of operas from backstage and watched a lot of rehearsals – my parents were singers.
A play called ‘Bichchu’ with Om Puri in the main role was going to be staged and I was working backstage. An actor failed to turn up for rehearsals and the director asked me to do that role instead. I agreed and would go to the beach to rehearse my dialogues as I had no place to stay those days.
Everything we do is different like we have photoshoots, then video shoots, rehearsals, vocal warm up days, learning all the different harmonies then we have recording days. Every day is different.
In film, I find it very useful always to do some preparation before you start rehearsals or start shooting, because there’s so much that’s against you on a film set.
Rehearsals are for gags.
I’m heavily involved in the creative with choreographer Christopher Scott. I go to rehearsals with ‘Glee‘ and then practice with LXD till about midnight.
Often, directors toss playwrights out of rehearsals.
Dakin Matthews
I think for an upcoming actress the biggest challenge is that sometimes there are situations when she has no luxury for rehearsals.
I started out as a duo with Mis-Teeq’s Sabrina Washington, and we worked for four or five years before signing a record deal. I had no money, and I was taking part-time jobs just to earn the train fare to get to rehearsals.
When I do films, I get off-days. But, in theatre, there

When I do films, I get off-days. But, in theatre, there are back-to-back shows with non-stop rehearsals. It’s too scary a thought.
I never imagined I’d go into acting, but I always loved drama, and when I was 16, I discovered the Library Theatre up the road. So I plucked up courage and asked if I could watch rehearsals. It was like Heaven.
I prepare myself for rehearsals like I would for marriage.
Maria Callas
It’s madness to hand in a script to a director, leave them alone, and for the director not to want the writer there with rehearsals and the shoot.
I like to do everything I can to avoid rehearsals, even while we’re rehearsing.
Rehearsals are great because without them, you feel like you’re being thrown into a lion‘s den. But being on set, shooting your scenes that you’ve been preparing for months – that’s a great feeling.
Sometimes films have no rehearsals – you don’t have real rehearsals on the set because the day is so dominated by the schedule.
I won’t miss Monday morning rehearsals in a freezing studio at 8 A.M. I will happily never do that again.
Rehearsals and this band are two words that don’t really go together, kinda like Military Intelligence.
Jerry Cantrell
When I’m working, I try to be serious and rest where I can. I just mark in rehearsals. I still train. I warm up. And I still take lessons from this unbelievable teacher in New York, Joan Lader. I try to be stretched and ready to go.
Max von Essen
I learned more in the rehearsals for ‘The Letter‘ than I have ever dreamed of know in the theater as a critic. If it doesn’t make me a better critic, I’m an idiot.
I always check my harness before I do a stunt; I test-drive the cars I have to race or explode; I’m present at all pyrotechnical rehearsals; and I walk through everything step-by-step. No man should put their life in someone else‘s hands unless they have covered their own safety from all angles.
Ang Lee is very precise. He will show you everything, and will let you know what he is thinking about the whole project. There are a lot of rehearsals before shooting, and you already reach a certain standard. Then he will ask for more.
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
My mum was ill when I was originally makingEdward Scissorhands’ in 2005. I was virtually visiting her every night after rehearsals, and she never got to see it.
I always get less nervous when we get into rehearsals because it just gives me a better idea of how it’s gonna go.
Going to rehearsals of school plays got me out of science. It became clear what inspired me and what dampened my spirit. The only other thing I could do at school was trampolining – it didn’t seem to have much future in it.
Good diet and exercise are key, but abject fear has its own rewards. And arriving on the first day for rehearsals for ‘Spamalot’ and seeing all these much younger, much fitter people, who I was going to be on stage with, became a catalyst for cutting out the more unhealthy aspects of my life.
Comedy is not funny. Comedy is hard work and timing and lots and lots of rehearsals.
Going to rehearsals was too depressing, and missing rehearsals was also depressing, so it was like a vicious circle.
At dramatic rehearsals, the only author that’s better than an absent one is a dead one.
George S. Kaufman
It’s not an easy task to match Charan. He is really a good dancer, and he comes straight to the sets without rehearsals.
I love rehearsing because in rehearsals there are no mistakes, nothing is wrong, some things apply or lead you to focus on the character and the things that don’t apply are equally valuable because they lead you to towards what does.
I don’t do a lot of rehearsal. I don’t like rehearsals. I rehearse the day or morning. I spend one hour and a half with all the actors, and we go over the scenes, and we change it and change the dialogue, and we do a lot of things to it, but prior to shooting, I don’t really rehearse.
Growing up, my father coached my basketball team, and my mother drove me into St. Louis for various rehearsals between musical productions and Radio Disney.
I knew Chester. I’ve known Chester since 2001. I was in a band called Dry Cell, and we were signed by the same guy that signed Linkin Park, so that’s how I knew him. He would come to some of our writing sessions and rehearsals; I’d see him in the studios that we were at.
It was amazing that during rehearsals, without any of the costume on, the character was there complete. It just happened. Half the time, I didn’t know I was doing it.
Peter Mayhew
I must be the only person in ‘Strictlyhistory who’s actually put on weight during rehearsals.
Cabin Fever was murder. There was a lot of psychological stress, like not knowing if we were going to finish the movie. The day we arrived to start rehearsals, our main investors pulled out.
Rider Strong
Lady Gaga? She’s cool! She works really hard. When we would have our dance rehearsals, she wasn’t the singer that was like, ‘Oh, I’ll just stand in front.’ She wanted to learn everything – she was doing the dance moves. She’s a good dancer.
It wasn’t until high school that I actually started writing. I was in a lot of the school plays and musicals, and there was a lot of down time during rehearsals. I would go into the orchestra pit and mess around on the grand piano.
Often during rehearsals, I catch myself thinking, ‘God, this is hard. Why am I always choosing such difficult plays to put on?’
I like to rehearse. We did a lot of rehearsals for 'Mon

I like to rehearse. We did a lot of rehearsals for ‘Moneyball,’ but it is really individual to the actor. It’s not like, ‘Here is my process, everybody. Fit in.’
Doctor Who is like any long-running series in that the cast tend to look to the star to set the general tone. Rehearsals and filming could be a lot of fun.
In the theater, we used to have four weeks of glorious rehearsals.
Jamey Sheridan
You know, Nirvana used to start rehearsals with the three of us just jamming. For, like, a half an hour, just noise and freeform crap – and usually it was crap. But sometimes things would come from it, and some songs on Nevermind came from that, and ‘Heart Shaped Box‘ and stuff on ‘In Utero’ just happened that way.
I never used to want rehearsals, because I was like, ‘Oh, no. I’m more spontaneous. I’m a natural. I’m a one-take person.’ But that was because I didn’t have any training. I was going off instinct.
I’ve never done this level of physical preparation for something. Particularly for ‘Rogue One’ where I was training every day and doing kung fu rehearsals on a daily basis. But that’s part of the reason I wanted to do it, because it was very different from what I’ve done before.
The first time I found out that ‘Boo‘d Up’ went platinum, I was handed the plaque. They really surprised me. I thought we were gold, and then Mustard and my managers brought the plaque to my rehearsals and told me. I was like, ‘You are lying!’ Like, I couldn’t believe it. I’m just honored, honestly. It’s a great feeling.
Dancing isn’t easy, and to just jump into three to four hours of rehearsals a day is a lot.
I don’t think of it so much as the shows I did or the film sets. I mean, sometimes you’ll get a nice location, but it’s more, ‘Who am I meeting on a day-to-day basis?’ Often the rehearsals are a lot more fun than the show itself.
Joshua Sasse
‘Five, Six, Seven, Nate!’ opens on my 13-year-old protagonist packing up a duffel bag and bidding his Midwestern town goodbye, heading off to start rehearsals for his New York City debut in ‘E.T.: The Musical.’
Tim Federle
Open rehearsals reach people who might not otherwise hear the Philharmonic – people on fixed incomes, people who can’t move easily at night, students.
I think that sometimes in theater, I don’t prepare much beyond going to the rehearsals.
Adaptability is crucial to working on Glee because every day is adapting to something. Because we’re doing a different genre of music, doing a different type of scene with a different scene partner, recording and dance rehearsals… no day is like another.
Wu-Tang has only done, like, three rehearsals throughout our whole career.
I don’t really think about dance except just before rehearsals start. I put it off. I don’t live my life thinking about dance.
Paul Taylor