Monday, January 07, 2008

A View from the Bridge Opening and Tech

We finished our first week of A View from the Bridge and it went really well. Our audiences are responding positively and we are Jeff Recommended. (I secretly invited the Jeff Committee without telling Chris or the actors ... my thoughts on that were, "If we get recommended, cool. It'll be a nice surprise to share with everyone. If not, no one's the wiser, so nobody will feel bad about it and performances will continue as usual."

I didn't talk much about tech week because it was one of our craziest ... our set designer, Heath, almost killed himself by falling 4 feet flat on his back. It was really scary ... we heard him yell, then we heard a crash, then we heard nothing for a few seconds. He's fine, but he feels like he was in a serious car accident. We also had some trouble getting the film going, which was terrifying to our entire production, but thanks to Gene Van Dyke (Louis), Heath was able to download a universal program that allowed us to see the film perfectly with no glitches. It was one of those last minute saves that turned everything around and we're extremely thankful to the ingenuity of our cast and crew who helped us open the show up without a hitch.

We hope you can come see the show ... it runs Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Feb. 2nd. We've got the bloggers 2 for 1 deal. Sundays are also our official industry night, again with a 2 for 1 deal with a headshot or business card.

Have a great week, everyone! See you at Stage Left!



Dan said...

I 'll definitely be out to see it if I can get in before we go into tech for 1776! Incidentally, when did you switch Catherines? Kelly Breheny was our Catherine when I AD'd the ATC production!

GreyZelda Land said...

Hi, Dan -

Our initial Catherine had to drop out of the show in the beginning of the rehearsal process due to school conflicts and Kelly auditioned for us ... she was perfect, wanted to do the role again and it's been a pleasure working with her!