From our first rehearsal!
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We started previews last night, and it went well!
We’re in a great spot; with a week before our “official opening” we’ve got a good handful of things to polish and tweak, and one chunk that I want to totally re-vamp. That’s a pretty good place to be for first preview.
The audience seemed to enjoy it a lot last night, lots of laughs and lots of good feedback at the talkback. And we got a surprise review! ...Continue Reading →
Well we’re very excited around here, we start previews tonight for Guys On Ice!
This show has been a ton of fun to work on, and we’re ready for an audience.
I love the preview process, because people pay a lower price, and they see a show that’s ready to open, but not as polished as it will be after a few performances in front of a crowd, when the actors can really develop their timing. In ...Continue Reading →
Well…they’re from my camera phone, so they’re not as high quality as we’d like! (PS – Have I mentioned that a donation of a good digital camera to the theatre would be VERY welcome?)
Still, I think you can get a feel for what the set will look like! Later, I’ll post some better quality pictures of the construction process, and the final thing!
We’re having a great time putting this piece together!
I’m finding it an exciting challenge to see how theatrical we can get with the piece without making it distracting – “theatrical” in the sense of engaging people’s imaginations, and sense of play.
We’re not, for instance, using real fishing line or holes. We’re intentionally taking some aspects of the fishing and faking them, and I think it’s fun. For me, if we set up the convention right ...Continue Reading →
This season is going to be wonderful! I’m very excited about the shows we’re doing, and the talent we’ve got coming in to direct, act, design and crew them!
In a few days, we start rehearsals for Guys On Ice. I’ve been meeting with the Choreographer and the Musical Director already, of course, and they’re both wonderful. Our Set Designer, Dan Walker, has come up with an amazing set – I’ll be posting pictures of the ...Continue Reading →
The Ice-Fishing Musical!
This show is so funny, and so heart-warmingly sweet, that I just love it. One minute there’s a beautiful, melancholy ballad by an aging fisherman about growing up as a boy, and spending time fishing in the ice-fishing shanty with his Dad and Granddad, and how those were the best times they had together…
…then we’re singing “Ode To A Snowmobile Suit” which includes – I kid you not – a ...Continue Reading →
AUDITIONS FOR Art
We will be will be holding auditions for the third production of our 2007-2008 Season, the Tony Award winning play, Art, on Monday, August 27, 2007.
Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play and the 1996 Olivier Award for Best Comedy, Art, by Yasmina Reza, is the story of three friends, Serge, Marc and Ivan. Serge has just bought a very expensive painting. To Marc, the painting is a joke. Ivan allows himself ...Continue Reading →
We closed Flap at Williamston Theatre this afternoon – it was a packed house, which was very exciting! Flap did very well for us, I’m pleased to say. We got a ton of good feedback on it, and it had great word of mouth. It was our biggest seller to date, despite having two weeks less of a run! Lots of folks to thank for that, including the writer, director, cast, crew, the designers and volunteers and donors who helped ...Continue Reading →
We’re getting a nice amount of press from the announcement of our 2007-2008 season (click the link, and click each show title to see more about the play!)
One of the recent articles we got was from Playbill.com, which is a nice big website that is very popular in the business. The article is about our new three-season series, Voices From The Midwest, which we launch in the Spring of 2008. It’s exciting to get the word out, ...Continue Reading →