Friday night my wife and I went to the opening.......wonderful show. A few opening night gliches in the tech department, but that was no real bother. The kids new their stuff and were amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! I was totally impressed with the staging, the preformances and the whole she-bang!! Miss Hathaway the director knows her staging and allher stuff!! My duaughter B:) was always in character and was amazing as always ( and that is not just a proud adopted dad speaking ) the kid ( Josh ) who played Barnum was made for the role........his final role in the school as it was his senior year and he nailed the preformances that I saw...Friday night and Sunday after noon.
On a sort of cool note for me............ not sure if it was added after seeing the poster or what, but the show ended with the Barnum character standing in the pose that I drew for the poster, as well as some of the staging mimicking the poster. ...........i.e. the two love interests being above someof the stage in the same corners as the poster......... All in all I was completely proud and honoured to be a small part of the production and even more so of those who worked so hard to pull it off! The cast and crew rocked!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
It seems that every year I get to do something special and fun for some friends of mine at the Connersville High School Theatre Department, this year was no different. I have to say it is an honour and privilege to be associated with this fine group of young folks and their teacher.
I would like to invite anyone who reads this and is in the area to come on by and check out what a great group of young thespians these kids are, what a great coach and director they have and sit down for an evening of great fun and enjoyable theatre. I know you won't be dissapointed.
The dates are on the poster but here they are again:
April 25th & 26th
CHS Spring Theatrical Performance of "Barnum" in the R.E.W Center* @7:30PM
CHS Spring Theatrical Performance of "Barnum" in the R.E.W Center* @2:30PM
*R.E.W Center....Robert E. Wise Center for Perfoming Arts
Robert E. Wise was one of the greatest directors we have ever had. He attended the Connersville High School. Some of his credits include: The Day the Earth Stood Still..the greatest sci/fi movie ever made Westside Story The Andromeda Strain The Sound of Music Run Silent Run Deep The Hindenburg Star Trek.....the motion picture ......these are just a few