From the Director
After a very successful opening weekend (better than I could have imagined) we are excited to be starting our second week of performances tonight at 8:00 pm. In previous posts I talked about the difficulty of this show and the rehearsals leading up to the opening. It was truly one of the most excruciating and frightening Hell weeks we have had in a long time. It seemed like we were snake bit and if something could go wrong – it did. Believing in the “magic” in the theatre, but more importantly the tenacity and commitment of ALT’s volunteer performers, we launched the show into a full house last Thursday and it was GOOD!! Not perfect by any means, but good. What a relief for everyone involved. After a successful first show, the tension and anxiety disappeared and the cast got down to having fun…which is the main reason they do this.
ALT audiences seem to be loving this show. It is indeed charming and funny with lots of great music and dance. It also features wonderful performances by our three leading ladies Heather Manderson, Terry Robertson-Baker and Rebecca Hayes. Richie Garza is also terrific as the lying, egotistical, bigot, Mr. Hart. AND Shannon Mashburn is lighting up the stage with one of the funniest roles in the show.
I predict that the show will find its “groove” this weekend and for the remainder of the run. It is a ton of fun!! If you haven’t made reservations, you should do that today. You don’t want to miss this fun show. Remaining performances are May 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at 8:00 pm and May 12 and 19 at 2:30 pm.
Attached are a couple of photos from the show.
I look forward to seeing you at the theatre.