Sunday, May 17, 2009

One week and counting!!

Hello everyone!

We are one week away from our 2nd annual Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival start. On Sunday, May 24th at 7pm rehearsals will begin for the remounting of The Bluest Water: A Hurricane Camille Story. I am very excited to say that we have the ENTIRE cast returning from last year. This is amazing and fantastic. One of our actors, Natalie Caruncho, was just cast in the national tour of In the Heights but the rehearsals begin in August, so everyone is with us!

It is a pretty special and extraordinary thing to return to a production a year later with all of the original designers and cast. We are going to be reworking sections of the script as well as reworking some of the tech and design elements. This is particularly exciting because everyone has a frame of reference. 

We will continue to explore the piece, the storm, and its characters. This is the 40th anniversary of the storm and this summer's production has even more meaning as we head back into rehearsal. 

In the coming week you will begin to see more regular posts and starting on May 31st, there will be post everyday on the blog until the end of the festival on July 26th. You can follow the festival's behind the scenes activity in real time as we move through the summer. Make sure to check back often!

Geoffrey Kershner
Artistic Director 

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