Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Onwards and Upwards

Time flies when you're having fun! It is hard to believe that the first production of the 2011 Season has already wrapped and we have begun shifting gears to focus on the upcoming productions of Cry of the Mountain, Assassins, and Twelfth Night (get more information and tickets here). If you missed Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island, we do hope that you will be joining us for one if not all the rest of the productions of the 2011 season.

Whole Theatre from Charlottesville, VA arrived last night and surveyed the space that Cry of the Mountain will be performing in and they were able to get a feel for how things will go. They had a chance to check out our props and discussed various questions and items of interest that needing discussing. They will return this evening and have a chance to do a full dress rehearsal of the show to work out any kinks before we open our doors to the public tomorrow evening for opening night. We look forward to spending the latter part of this week and weekend with the group and getting to know them a little better. We are excited that they are here and presenting such a special piece. You can read more about the show here.

Meanwhile the Assassins cast and production team have been hard at work building the set and building the show itself. The Assassins cast have gone non-stop beginning with vocal rehearsals and started piecing things together day by day. They were in the choir room for a bit, then moved upstairs to the blackbox space to begin working out the blocking for the show. It was some warm days/evenings while they were up there, but the entire cast maintained good spirits and hung in there.


 The production crews (scenic, lighting, sound) have all worked tirelessly everyday to make sure that that the cast was able to begin using the stage as soon as possible. This set is amazing already and it will only continue to get better as more elements are added to it. Krista Franco (Resident Scenic Designer) has done a fantastic job with the design on this set, and I do believe that audiences will be blown away when they come and view the final product.

The cast was grateful when they were able to begin working on the stage and get comfortable with the set and the various elements that come along performing a musical. Led by their visionary of a director they are continuing to take the show to new levels and it has been really neat to watch the transformation.

So as you can see things are continuing to roll along nicely and there is a lot of activity happening. I hope you can join us this week/weekend for Cry of the Mountain and you should definitely consider reserving your tickets for Assassins early.

We keep moving on and up........

Till next time~
Company Manager

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