Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Focus Shift

This summer really has flown by, as we have completed three different productions and have now turned complete focus to Twelfth Night, the final production in the 2011 Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival lineup. It is it hard to believe that it is opening this coming Saturday evening soon after our Station Transformation BBQ that afternoon (get information on both events here.)

I got a chance to sit in on another of the Twelfth Night rehearsals last week and got some additional rehearsal shots. I love coming back to a show after not seeing it for a bit and seeing how far it has come. Characters are more developed, movement is more sure, the cast continues to gel and really start to play with each other. It was so much fun and the although it was hot that night, it was really beautiful.

I know I might be biased, but this is going to be a fantastic production, I know you hear us say that about all our productions, but honestly it's because they really are amazing. All of the hard work put in by director, cast, production team, and crew really pays off and the audiences have a great time. This year is especially exciting as patrons will have the added amenity of wine tasting from various vineyards before each performance. As always folks are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to have on hand either before the show or eat while watching the show. If you don't want to bring everything with you, why not pre-order one of the delicious box dinners that will be provided by Sweet Briar catering. Visit our website and get additional information, so you will be completely prepared to have the best experience possible.

Everyone is working hard this week as it has been a pretty quick turn around from one show to the next, however everything seems to be going pretty smoothly and as long as the weather cooperates (the one thing we can't control) it should be a pretty fantastic opening. I do hope that you are planning to join us, if not this weekend perhaps either of the following two weekends. I believe that making plans to see an endstation outdoor production is becoming staple on some people's summer must do list, and I hope that it will become one on yours soon too. There is nothing like sitting outdoors with good friends and or loved ones, enjoying good food and drink, watching a great production with a gorgeous natural backdrop, and taking it all in. Was that too over the top? I guarantee that if you talk to anyone that has been to one of our productions they would agree that it is an experience not to be missed.

So I hope that you have secured your tickets to one of the ten performance dates that we have available, because they are starting to sell pretty quickly. You can get tickets in advance online or by calling the box office to reserve, or you can grab them in Lynchburg at Doyle's Florist or Catalano's Delicatessen if that is more convenient for you. Tickets will also be available for purchase on site the day of the performance, although best to book in advance if you can. So what are you waiting for, grab some people, make some plans, and get tix online or give us a call, I promise you won't regret it!

See you soon!!

Till next time~
Company Manager

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