Thursday, 7 January 2010

Snow business like show business!

Despite the biggest and heaviest prolonged snowfall for years -rehearsals are currently in full swing for the performances planned for Friday 29th January and Saturday 30th at 7pm and Sunday 31st at 2.30pm. Tickets, £5 and £3 concessions are available now from Jane , Wendy and Phil .
So far we have bought the new community staging that converts into tiered seating - and for these performances we have hired Tullynessle Hall's -so we will have tiered seating AND extra staging!-Our kit will be available for hire too.
We have installed a 4m wide retractable projector screen and 4 lighting bars to accommodate the (nearly) all singing and dancing lighting system.
We are very soon to install a projector box under one of the beams and Maree has made a fantastic job of painting out the whole back of stage area in Oxford blue. This gives us a uniform back drop, smartens and unifies the stage area and looks great with the Farquharson tartan and pitch pine in the rest of the hall.
Due to the fact that this is very much about the taking part we are doing our best to accommodate a really splendidly large community chorus - of around 50 stars - it's quite a number to manage but they are doing a great job learning lots of new words to old tunes, all the movement we are working in and even a poem in broad Scots dialect -or at least an excerpt from The Muckle Spate. The set build is almost done and painting of all that commences this weekend, the programme in at first proof stage, the invitations to 520 households went out yesterday - I'm trying not to think of everything that needs to be done (or at least not all at once) in just 21 days!!

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