Monthly Archives: March 2011

Critical Mass

And then came the reviews… I’ve decided I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge that “Princess Ida” was reviewed by three representatives from the local media. I’ve passed along some of the many compliments we’ve received from individual … Continue reading

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The other kind of real….

The weekend went by in a flash.  We enjoyed larger and more enthusiastic audiences with every performance and closed with a rousing production on Sunday. Now the physical components of the show have been disassembled, loaded into a truck, and … Continue reading

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Opening Night

We had a fantastic opening night.  Technical issues were worked out and the cast relaxed into a polished and joyful performance — which was capped off with a standing ovation. More audience comments: The set was grand, the costumes – … Continue reading

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Here we go!

It’s real.  Tonight was our “preview” performance before tomorrow’s official opening night — and it went wonderfully.   It wasn’t perfect, mind you…. but ’twas wonderful nonetheless.  The cast looked and sounded great and the audience was with them every step … Continue reading

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Optical Optimism

My eyeballs hurt.  Tonight was our final dress rehearsal and we were under the wire to get the lighting done so we could see it in the run-through. To be fair, this posting is lighting centric, because that was my … Continue reading

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Penultimate

Tonight we had a full run of the show with orchestra, costumes, hair, make-up, props and lighting.  There are some absolutely beautiful moments.  Many such moments in fact.  It’s colorful, tuneful, fantastical, magical and kaleidoscopic in its ever-changing range of … Continue reading

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A New Day will Sneak Up on You

Our incredible crew spent all day loading in the set pieces and working out the various logistics involved in opening the show with one set (the observation deck of a star ship) for Act I and then quickly switching over … Continue reading

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