Whatever it Takes

Apologies for the long delay between posts. This week's excuse is that I was in tech week for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Owen Theatre. Last Friday was our opening night and the actors performed something of a tech week miracle.

I don't think it's a spoiler to say that this show took a long time to come together. As late as last Sunday, our runs of the show were slow, costumes hadn't been completed, lines were insecure, and the set was only half completed.

But in five days, the impossible occurred. The show actually came together. The final result is something everyone involved can be proud of.

The actors and crew did some truly genius work this week. They worked in and out of rehearsal to build and paint the set and stage, get costumes fitted, hang and focus lights, and clean up lines and choreography. By the end of the week, we had something that looks like the quality show that we wanted.

What I'm getting at, is that I really appreciate the work of this cast and crew. In the spirit of the title above, they did everything they could to pull this thing off. And they did. 

Special thanks to Philip Harris, who has helped me sort out a massive variety of microphone issues, to Ashley Truitt, who put in a truly ridiculous amount of work on the stage painting, and to Ethen Garcia and Kerri Edwards, who filled in roles at the last minute. It's a true team effort.

Thank you to all of the cast and crew. Without every one of them, this production would absolutely fall apart. In the next few days, I'll update the page for this show with new information and pictures about the show.