So what are you going to do with that I hear you ask?
Well let me tell you...
We're the stage crew and with just a few screws and some other odds and bods we can:
Fly you to other planets or on a magic carpet
Whisk you to exotic locations
Take you down a rabbit hole or through a wardrobe
We're the engineers who bring your shows to life.
So how does it work?
It all starts with a meeting with the producer.
They explain what they would like from the show. We then calm them down and explain that this isn't the London Palladium or Hollywood and we then generally arrive at a suitable compromise. Being honest there isn't a lot we say no to!
We have built:
Rockets that fly
Doors that can shrink and grow
and space shuttles
We all have our different take on any given ideas of course and after a bit of discussion we arrive on a plan of action.
How do we start?
Location is easy with the help of some very talen...
This is my first experience of Directing and it's made me appreciate what other people go through when directing a show. There's been many challenges but the support we've received from Ben, Lisa, Christine, Peter, Helena and the rest of the Bethel Crowd have really helped in making things easier for us.
The cast are making great strides in their acting and performances for each of the shows. They're improving their timings and stage positions as well. We're now wanting to speed things up so that each show flows better.
Christine and Barbara have worked wonders in the Costume department. The outfits look fantastic and bring a wonderful display of colour and detail to each of the costumes. We're having our first Dress Rehearsal on Wednesday 23rd of May so I'm really looking forward to it.
Peter, Austin, Bob and the rest of the stage crew have made some wonderful sets for us, really bringing the stories to life. We can't wait to get on stage and work with the sets and...
A Chorus of Chinese Citizens, Cave Sprites, Palace Attendants and Guards.
When Aladdin rubs the golden lamp a magical genie appears and says he will grant him three wishes. Well, as a director, if I had 3 wishes I'd wish for:
1) more time
2) more time
3) an endless bottle of single malt (because there will never be enough time)
Luckily, this year I have been granted something far better; a break from it all!
It is with great pleasure that I can announce that Lisa will be directing 2018's pantomime alongside Helena and I'm sure it will be a fantastic production.
My plan is to be in the chorus (the least stressful part of the show) and if you would like to join me or take a principal role then come on down to our first meeting Wednesday 5th July to find out more.
The committee have decided on a script and we are currently waiting for the performance...