From the Production Manager
Robyn asked me to be Production Manager for this new show that she was directing, so I said yes if there was a person that I could mentor and train. Of course, Robyn only heard the first part, so I was it.As soon as we had auditions, I was hooked on the idea of being involved myself, due to the calbre of the prospective cast members. So many new people keen to be involved, along side us oldies plus a generous smattering of returning past members.
And what a show - From the first rehearsal, you could feel the magic that was about to be thrust upon an unsuspecting audience. For marketing, we redeveloped an idea used by many societies, and targeted businesses to sponsor the shows within the show. We got a huge response which allowed us to spend heaps on advertising, which resulted in a completely sold-out season.
The first four performances were a blast and we were getting very excited about the last three shows and the party. Sadly the Delta variant intervened and the last performances were initially postponed and eventually canceled. Not the way it was written in the script.
The amazing cast was complemented by an equally amazing team of people backstage. Too many people to name, and to describe their efforts would take far too much time. Thanks to everyone for an awesome time in "Dreams Are Free" which was the most complete show I have been involved with.
See you in the next one