Monday, April 13, 2009

The Long Weekend

It was very nice having three days off, nicer still having three days off without anything huge hanging over my head on the to do list. I got to spend the time getting so much-needed outside work done, some non-production work tasks that kept getting pushed to the bottom of my list, and had a chance for some badly-needed catching-up time with the world's greatest fiancee.

But now it's back to the grind (or back to the Grinder, as people say to me when they think they're being clever) and with just under two months to go now until the opening of the summer season there's much, much, much to be done.

First and foremost, this week I'd like to talk to you about our 5th and final show this season at the Elora Centre for the Arts, School Shooting. Watchin in the coming days for the press release here on the blog, but the show is going up April 30th, May 1st and May 2nd, with 8pm shows and a 2pm Saturday matinee. Since this show features a cast of teenagers we're going to have a flat rate - all tickets for this show only just $10. We're having a lot of fun in rehearsals with this one, and JP and the girls are putting together a great little show. Now if only I could finish those rewrites...

For those of you looking for something different, we have a special project coming on May 15th and 16th at the Ennotville Library, with a double-bill of two great shows. The first show is called "Yes, Your Worship" and it's a very, very silly comedy about life in the office of a small-town mayor, complete with all the weird and whacky characters that run crashing into each other in the world of small-town politics.

The second show is a romantic musical comedy entitled "The Heart of Eden." It concerns a lovely-but-hapless young girl and a sincere-but-shy young boy who meet by chance one day in Central Park. This show is the first project from our "Hopeless Romantics" division, and we will be looking for plenty of audience feedback as we tweak the show for touring to weddings and other events later this summer, so bring your critical eye! And if you or someone you know is tying the knot in the months ahead please send them our way, and if they'd like to know more about the show and Hopeless Romantics we'll be happy to give them a couple of free tickets.

On top of those shows the preparations for the summer season are well underway, with directors coming on board in the next few weeks, and rehearsals for the first show starting in less than a month, so things are getting busy. Watch for more promotional info on our summer shows here on the blog very soon.

It was a nice weekend....

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