Tuesday, June 30, 2009

From A Theatre Patron

Cast and crew - a note from a theatre patron who saw Kate...
Great job everyone!

More Kate Fun Backstage....

More Kate fun behind the scenes....
From Liesl Bittner's album "Backstage Antics"....thank you Liesl.....

Monday, June 29, 2009

Some last thoughts....and thank you!

Kiss Me Kate has closed it's curtain for the final time and I want to say thank you to everyone who help make the show a success. A wonderful cast and amazing orchestra; a dedicated crew behind the stage and a fantastic tech group up in the booths. My costumer and props people; and the front of house volunteers and ushers! Wonderful job everyone!

Kate was truly a wonderful experience for myself as a director and theatre-lover. The Barrow is a magical place and we are all lucky for the chance to step out on a first class stage and immerse ourselves in the drama, comedy, and tragedy that is theatre!

The blog will stay up - it is in archive of our journey from auditions to strike and will play host to many of the photo memories. If you have photos of the cast, show, crew - on and off stage - send them to tedsmith.patio@gmail.com and I'll put them up.

From my heart, thank you all.

And now – some pics….courtesy of Tish-Baby!

Sunday, June 28, 2009


It's the last dance....last dance.....

Today's 2pm matinee is the last show for the Kiss Me Kate run....plenty of tickets available for that last minute trip into the theatre.

Call 1pm
Mic Checks 1pm
1:45pm Circle
2:oopm SHOW TIME

Right after the show, STRIKE.....assignments will be posted - we have to get this baby torn down and outta here today (except for the parts youth theatre is keeping). All help is needed - SCREWGUNS ARE NEEDED!

We will also be gathering props, costumes, set dressing pieces, etc back to the warehouse.

See you this afternoon!


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sat June 27

Two more shows!

Tonight's show begins at 8:30pm due to the June 27th July 4th Parade....

7:30pm Call in Theatre
7:30pm - Microphone Checks
8:00-House Opens
8:15 Circle
8:30 - Curtain.

Sunday - remember strike after the show- bring SCREWGUNS!!!! and TRUCKS!!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

To whet your appetite....

More photos from last week's final dress to whet your appetite once again for Kiss Me Kate....


It's second Friday and our second Opening Night!!!

Give em heck and blow those voices right off the stage folks!!!

6:45 Mic Check for Marc (Too Darn Hot)
7:00 Mic Checks for all mics - sing-a-long
7:15 Ladies in Bianca with Pete
7:30 House Opens
7:45 Circle
8:00 Curtain!!!

Check costumes, props, etc before house opens.....break a leg!