From the Producer – April 2012

Good Afternoon Folks,
 
“Joseph” – the Final Countdown
 
We are in the final month and preparations for the four performances are hotting up with non-stop run throughs for the cast, creative work for costume and set/props construction, assembly of teams for the other off stage roles with everyone focussed on putting on a great show for the 400+ people who will be coming to watch.
 
Tickets
 
We have sold over 80 tickets for Thursday night which fully justifies the extra performance. There are now, however, a few tickets available for Friday night as a result of some people swapping to Thursday. 

Stage Out
 
I have previously asked for volunteers to help me get the stage blocks out of the cupboard on Easter Monday. To date I haven’t had a single offer. I originally said I was planning to do it in the afternoon but I can’t do that now so are there 5 or 6 people  available to help from 10.30 am? It will only take 2 hours, at the most, as we only have to stack the blocks at the back of the hall for the backstage crew who will be coming in on the following Saturday to set the stage and set up (see below for further details). 

Make-Up

 
I’m delighted to say that we have now got a full team so thanks to those who have rejoined and welcome to the newcomers – it’s great to have you on board.
 
Costume
 
If you haven’t sorted yourself out with the Costume team please do so next week.
 
Dates
 
Don’t forget we will be back to 2 rehearsals a week from next week. Final dates are as follows;
 
Thursday 12/4, 7.30 pm  – Rehearsal
Friday      13/4    ”                  ”
Saturday  14/4    ”          – Stage & set construction all day. Jill has a good team already but if you would like to help, contact Jill

Thursday  19/4   ”           – Rehearsal

Friday       20/4  ”                   ”

Saturday   21/4 1.00 pm  – Pre-Dress Rehearsal Workshop
     ”            ”    7.30 pm  – Dress Rehearsal

Sunday     22/4  1.00 pm  – Technical Set-Up

Monday     23/4  7.00 pm –  Technical Rehearsal

Tuesday    24/4  7.30 pm –  Final Rehearsal

Thursday   26/4  1.00 pm –  Hall, changing areas etc set-up.

Thursday   26/4  7.30 pm –  Performance

Friday       27/4  7.30 pm –         ”

Saturday   28/4  2.00 pm –         ”

     ”            ”     7.30 pm –         ”

 

Note:

 

  • Cast members, please make every effort to get to all the remaining rehearsals but, if you can’t, please let Louisa know asap.
  • Photographs, in costume, will be taken immediately prior to the dress rehearsal.
  • General help won’t be needed for the technical set-up and rehearsal but individuals may be asked!
  • On performance days, would cast please arrive 1.5 hours before curtain up and go straight to make-up. They have a lot of people to do so please don’t leave it until the last minute.
  • If any of the above dates or times change, Louisa or I will let you know.

 
Easter In Church
 
There will be two services over the weekend. The first will be on Good Friday at 10.30 am and will feature drama and other contributions from the younger members of the Church and the Choir will be singing. On Easter Sunday the service will also be at 10.30 am when the Choir will, again be singing to, and with, the Congregation.The services will also be supported by the Church Orchestra. Please come, if you can, to join in with this very important weekend in the Church calendar.
 
Greater Than Gold
 
This is something that I have mentioned previously – it is a drama being led by our own Minister, Andrew, and I have attached a letter from him giving further details. It’s something that Barnstormers members could certainly contribute to so, if you want to be involved, contact Andrew 

AGM
 
Just a reminder that the meeting will be held on Friday 29 June at 7.00 pm. There will be at least three changes to the Production Team (Caroline Dewar as Christmas Carol Director, Hannah Pool as Christmas Carol Musical Director and a new Producer to be elected at the meeting) so it would be great if we could have a good attendance to give them your support.
 
Christmas Carol
 
As you are probably aware, this is a licensed production, which needs more rehearsal time than our normal pantos and cabarets. Consequently, we will be starting a month earlier than normal.
 
Read through/auditions – Friday 6 July at 7.30 pm.
Rehearsals start           – Thursday 12 & Friday 13 July at 7.30 pm and twice weekly thereafter.
 
We realise that quite a number of people will have holidays during the rehearsal period but we will have to work around them as best we can.
 
I will be sending a synopsis to you after “Joseph” to give you an idea how the show works and, maybe, you might find a role that you fancy putting your name forward to the Director for consideration.
 
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I’ve probably forgotten something, I usually do, but there is a lot of information above so it’s best if I sign off now.
 
Have a great Easter everyone and come to next week’s rehearsals refreshed and ready to perform.

Bert

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