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Up and Running

Chess has now opened. Three weekends left. More info. It’s always interesting to get different reactions. Weather you consider it a “dated relic” or “one terrific show,” the audiences seem to be enjoying it. The entire cast is very strong and the sound is great, despite the fact that the orchestra is basically down the hall in a closet. The lighting has some cool effects and the set is very minimalist, which works in the space we have. The characters and music are really what shine in this production. I hope you get the chance to see it. Saturday was nearly sold out, with only a few single seats remaining. I hear we are about half sold for the rest of the run.
Now, I’ve got a couple days “off” to finish up the Hutch project and try to regain somewhat of a normal schedule. Yeah, right!

Published by Shawn A. Krueger, on October 30th, 2006 at 1:49 am. Filled under: Theatre. | No Comments |

…and then, there were 15.

“Each day got thru means one or two less mistakes remain to be made.” Our cast keeps getting smaller. Hopefully it has now stabilized. It started one night when Jason (playing Molokov) told the stage manager that he was “going to get a drink of water” and then never came back. That was his way of leaving the show. Note to fellow actors out there – there are better ways to leave a show. Even if you don’t care about working at that particular theatre in the future, take it from a guy who married a stage manager: directors and stage managers talk to each other. It is very easy to get on the “blacklist” with several theatres with just a few emails.
Anyway… Michael moved into the role of Molokov, and I moved into the role of Nikolai. So, I get a little more stage time and couple of solo singing lines, including one of my favorite lines in the show. It’s the little things in life, right?
One other person I guess had some health issues and Brooke had some Equity issues that weren’t resolved. Going to miss her. Damn unions!
For more info on the show, check out MMT’s web site.

Published by Shawn A. Krueger, on October 9th, 2006 at 11:02 pm. Filled under: Theatre. | No Comments |