Sunday, July 29, 2007

Sweat and celebrating...

Yes, yes... two posts in one week. What am I thinking?!?!?!

It was a hot, hot day friends. It did rain late in the afternoon but the days festivities came off great. I personally want to give big kudos to Ms. MB, Mr. Paul Ezzy, Mr. Matt Arnold, and Ms. Laureen Evans for doing such a great job. We had people visit the promo table asking where they could get a copy of the script or how to contact the author. Most of these were teachers wanting to use it in their classrooms! Way to go Mr. Libby (who wrote the sketch)!

Speaking of the promo table Ms. Em did a great job of greeting and chatting up all the people who stopped in for information. Pictured here are Ms. MB who played Juliet, are own Mr. Overby who took time out of his busy schedule to come down help, and Ms. Em.

We also have some awesome new cards that have our logo on one side and a list of all our shows for the upcoming season on the other. Mr. Rhodes has been having back problems and was fighting a cold, but he made it through. I took this pic of him with Shakespeare, but I sooooo had to talk him into it. I had to promise him some of my mom's homemade cornbread. He survived the day because Dunken Doughnuts is now serving sweet tea. I believe he had two of them and he kept muttering God bless sweat tea. He is from the south so I sometimes do not understand him at all.

I would have taken more pictures but I had forgot to put extra batteries in the camera bag. I wanted to go and get some but I had to help set up the props and help the actors go through their lines before hand. I had just enough juice to snap these. : (

All in all it was a great day. We were hanging with some local theatrical big wigs and we held our own. Some people even asked if we would be back next year! WOOT!


Thursday, July 26, 2007

Shakespear on the common...

Hi all,

Just a quick reminder that we will be performing on Boston common this Saturday as part of Citi Bank's Celebrate Shakespeare Day!!!

Ms. Waldron has bee getting a lot of promo materials together, and Mr. Rhodes and the 5 person cast has been rehearsing the severely condensed version of Romeo & Juliet they will be performing. Good thing we had all those costumes from Abridged hanging around. Theatre people never throw any thing away! I will be on hand with my trust makeshift camera to take pic and will post next week!!

We will also be announcing auditions for Jack and the Bean Stalk, SO keep tuning in!!


Monday, July 16, 2007

And scene...

So Yesterday was the last show of (abridgd), and it also marked the last performance of Makeshift's second season. WOOHOO!

No we go, what we in the theate biz call dark. When a theatre goes dark it means they are not producing anything at that time. Some theatres have summer season and are dark in the winter and some do the oppisite and produce shows in the winter and take the summers off. We do mostly winter shows since most of our shows are kids shows. So now most of us will be doing other shows with other companies or just taking some time off.

I will be helping Mr. Rhodes Get ready for season 3. We have all the shows picked out and are planning our schedules with the directors for each show. Ms. Waldron is planning a big marketing release with all the information, so I am unable to disclose any of it here at this time. One thin I can tell you that has become offical is that we will be performing during the Shakespeare-fest on the Boston Common on Saturday July 28th. We will be doing a short 7-10 min. sketch written by Mr. Stephen Libby who also designed our logo by the way. Yes, he is pretty talented. So swing by and say hi if you are down town. We go on at 12:40 and 1:40! I of course will be there taking pictures!!

But Now I am off to some World of Warcraft. I leave you with this final picture of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) We had 190 people see it this last weekend...


Monday, July 09, 2007

Soooooooo much going on...

Hello out there!

Sorry I missed last week. We were very busy with Complete Works! Plus Mr. Rhodes gave me a bit of a vacation and I jumped at the chance to get in some serious gaming and see Transformers! Sooo cool!

We have been getting some great feed back from Complete Works! Our audience the night of the 30 was crazy. Just look at these people!

I will have put more Complete Works pics up on ye ole Myspace page. I will post some here soon!

We have just one more weekend of Complete Works and our third season is finished. Wow! Time is flying by. Mr. Rhodes and Ms. Waldron have already started marketing plans for next season.

We also got an invitation to perform on Boston Common for the opening day of Shakespeare On The Common. Mr. Rhodes is trying to make sure that happens. It would be a great event for us with so many other theatre companies around town being involved! Cross your fingers!