OK, as I write this I am entering my 41st hour without sleep, why , oh why, have I done that? It’s all been in the preparation for Press dress, it is behind us now and it went great! and trust me I am headed for a good nights sleep, and I can rest easy knowing that the cast, crew and pit have come together to mount a FANTASTIC show, sure we still have some bugs to work out, that what we will tackle on Thursday! We had a very responsive decent size crowd tonight, lots of family, friends and FCT members, they laughed clapped and really gave us the boost we needed to understand how much fun this show is to be in as much as we hope it is for others to watch!
The set is 98% done, I just have a few more things that need to be done and then a few more special touches to really set it off as a different look from what we are used to seeing at FCT, hopefully the webmaster will get some of the over 400 pics he took tonight posted here soon. I am very happy with it, I guess I am NOT happy though that only a handful, a very small handful of people helped to make it all get done.
WE NEED YOU!!! We need even just one to a few hours a week to get the list of things to do worked down to a more manageable size. Many people ask ” how can I get involved?” I say it all the time, ” just come on out!” no experience required , just the desire to help out, have fun, learn and make friends along the way! Sure walking through that door the first time can be scary, trust me, we’ve all been there! So instead of trying to find the courage to do it solo, how bout attending a show and then while your there, surrounded by the security of a couple hundred others, you can ask anyone of the ushers, officers or cast members, how to get started! It is just so easy , you’ll be sorry you didn’t do it a long time ago!
What a great cast!…The teenage faction of the cast took the spotlight tonight as Erin, Kayla and Ryan definitely had a fan club there to watch, Tim and Linda have one of the funniest “love songs” to come along in a long time, Bob twitches his way through some comic moments while real life couple Jeff and Laura share some on stage couple time in funny, funny ways!
A lot of shows are tough to pull off, for many reasons, let me tell you that SOMETHING’S AFOOT is no exception and may be the grand daddy of them all! so many things to go wrong.. and they did some tonight,I don’t want to go into it too much since the surprise factor would be ruined when you come and see it! But those classic moments are what great theatre stories are made of!
Well, as i said earlier I am VERY tired so I am going to get some sleep, I think it was at about hour 24 I thought I had done something pretty stupid and I was cursing to myself why? why? why? I guess i might still be asking that question, but then I remembered, because I really do love doing it, sure their are headaches and heartaches along the way but stepping back and soaking in that finished set or standing on stage and hearing the laughs and applause…guess that answers my question!
Make your reservations now, these 6 performances will go by fast!
…and now, On With the Show !