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Turn, Turn, Turn

Five months later…. The world shut down. And the show did not go on. At first we optimistically postponed our production of “Patience” to August 7-9 (next weekend).  But those dates proved to be far too soon as the pandemic … Continue reading

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Finding Our Balance

(Disclaimer:  This photo is not our cast.  But we do have some snazzy red and yellow uniforms!) This afternoon we had our first stumble-through of the entire show! Up until now we’ve created small chunks of material in each rehearsal. … Continue reading

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The End of the Beginning

If you know Gilbert and Sullivan, then you know their typical Act I Finale can be a play unto itself. We’d begun staging the Act I Finale last Sunday, but didn’t quite finish — so I tacked it onto the … Continue reading

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The Simple Things

  (Disclaimer: Not our actual Soprano; not a concertina) You can’t imagine the Comic Magic that can be wrought with just a Soprano, a bar stool, a concertina, an erratic wig, two well-placed bags of rice — and eventually a … Continue reading

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Got Tickets?

In a grand collaboration between actors, costume designer, hair/make-up designer, properties designer, photographer, graphic designer, copy editors, proofreaders, etc., our team has created a delightful design for posters, postcards, advertisements, and other marketing materials. The design concept is based on … Continue reading

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When Work is Play. And Play is Work.

Last night we spent over two hours creating about a minute and a half of staging. To be clear, that’s not unusual.  But generally most of the “creation time” involves me alone at home working out the geometry and dynamics … Continue reading

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Collaborative Percolations

One month into the process and the listening/observing has paid off in delightfully surprising ways. As I said in my previous post, I came in with both definite ideas and an open mind. Among the developments and discoveries recent rehearsals … Continue reading

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…and away we go!

It has begun. After months of pre-prodution planning and design meetings; an open sing-through last November; and auditions and call-backs in early December — we have officially assembled our cast for “Patience” 2020. Today was our first full-cast rehearsal. And … Continue reading

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After the wave…..

It feels a bit odd to talk about a tidal wave a few days after you’ve ridden it. The ominous rumble and slow swell; the giddy feeling as you are lifted; the wind, the spray; the breathless joy; the adrenaline … Continue reading

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Magical Mayhem

Well, technical rehearsals are drawing to a close and we’re ready for one glorious weekend of performances! Monday night I met with princpal actors for final scene work while other cast and crew met across town at the warehouse to … Continue reading

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