Monday, March 24, 2008


Hey Everybody!

I hope you had a fantastic Easter weekend. We at Makeshift did as we held out 3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt and BBQ!!! It was a great day for egg hunting and I have many pictures and some video as well!! That is all to come with some CINDERELLA rehearsal pics! Can you believe it opens in 2 weeks!

But, for now Mr. Rhodes is leaving for Florida and Ms. Em and Mr. Overby are going with him which I believe leaves me defacto in charge with lots to do for the upcoming show! I will try not to go all Emperor Palpatine on everybody... MUHAHAHAHA,, MUHAHAHAHAA.

Lord of all he sees,


Saturday, March 15, 2008

Feast, feast, merry, merry

Every year Mr. Rhodes takes us all out to dinner to celebrate making it another year and every year the party has doubled. Technically Makeshift was formed 4 years ago, but we have been producing shows for 3 years. The first party was to say thank you to the cast and crew for making our first 2 shows possibe, and it was dicided we would go to Dick's Last Resort so we who do family theatre could have some grown up fun.... the tradition has contunued.

This year was our largest ever with 11 attendes including Ms.
Waldron, Mr. Vinnie, Ms. Mollie, Mr. Libby, Mr. Overby, Ms. Em, Mr. Rhodes (duh), Mama Coral, The Wolf, and Ms. Vix. these are the people that make Makeshift Theatre run. So many of them are behind the scenes that you may not realize all the work that they do and most of it out of the love of the game, so to say.

Looking around the table I realized all of the new people who have joined us this year andhow much they have ment to the company. Mr. Rhodes said this was going to be a year of growth and change and he was not kidding. I am glad I was here for it instead of traveling around the world with a demented dramaturge. We have added Stage Managers, cheorgraphers, and new desginers, new directors, and so many new actors to our playlist.

So many new people that the only people from the orginal Dinner @ Dicks were Mr. Rhodes, Mr. Overby, Mr. Vinnie, and myself. There were a few people who could not make it including Deb The Shea who has designed every prop and costume for every show we have done for the past 3 years, and Mastro Benge who has given us so much orginal music. this coming weekend will be our annual Easter Egg Hunt and BBQ. It should be a good time as well.
You can see more pics from the party on our myspace page, the link shoul;d be to the right somewhere. Wow, three years and I know we are working on choosing shows for next year and should have a few suprises in store. I can't wait to see what the future holds!!!
Glad to be a part of the team,

Monday, March 03, 2008

The cast of CINDERELLA!!

I have been a bit slow on posting this, but the time has finally come...

The cast of Cinderella, adapted by Jack Neary.
Marianne - Adrienne Grafton
Step Mother - Rachel Baum
Gywneth - Jessica Corbo
Paltro - Brooke Nathanson
Whitey - Matt Arnold
Blanche - Kristen Boucher
Abe/Father - Vincent Morreale
Prince - Jon Overby
If Alice in Wonderland was the new kids, this cast are the aging veterans. Directing this time out is Nicole Catalano, who is brand spanking new to MTC. We also have a new SM in Coral Ash. Rehearsal begin in earnest tonight and we open the first Saturday in April.
We also had our 3rd annual Dinner @ Dick's last night which produced some interesting pictures. I will get the info on that up later in the week.
See you soon!