We had a really good turn out for tech on Saturday, about a dozen enthusiastic regulars and some teens from the show, that want to help get this show up and going. Work on the village houses continued, more walls were raised, shutters hung, roofs installed (Randy and Joe don’t have anything on Laurel and Hardy) , and after much debate and brain power had been used the center platform, the heart of the beast’s castle is taking shape (Hank and Tim). There are so many factors that go into designing this set since it has so many functions and special effects, I wish I could describe a few of them, but I want everybody to have the same chance for that WOW factor come July 16, besides if I wrote about them all, I wouldn’t have any time to get them all built! We still have 6 more Saturdays to get it done, I feel good about that. Thanks to John for coming out on Friday night and putting in a few hours, every little bit helps. When I get to the theatre later I will snap some pics of the progress and get them posted here for more sneak peeks at what is going to be an amazing show!
Thanks to Sue for finding me 2 more of the pewter mugs I’ve been looking for, I never did ask where or how she got them, but the count goes up by 2 so is that 18 now? Getting close, Randy hasn’t given me the exact number needed yet so we will keep looking.
With the Veranda Series Concert at the Hayes Center less than 2 weeks away, Rodgers’ and Hammerstein has pulled the rights to perform Cinderella. This of course was a great disappointment to the cast that had looked forward to performing and throws quite the proverbial monkey wrench in the plans for the day. So at this point it looks like Disney will allow us 20 minutes of Beauty and the Beast, the remainder of the hour is going to be a Broadway review. Some major scrambling is going to have to be done to get it rehearsed and all pulled together in such a short time, but I have the faith that where there’s a will there’s a way.
With the ever increasing complexity of securing the rights to these musicals each year the days of showcasing the spring musical each June are getting limited. There are tons of public domain music that is available and that is perfect for the typical age group and really anyone, that we so often perform for so this might be the way to go in the future. Sounds like another fun project to work on for all types of entertainment venues that we can perform at. If you have any ideas or want to be a part of it all, contact me.
…and now, On With the Show !