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Monday, November 10, 2008

"Peter Pan" Postscript

Peter Pan wrapped up on Sunday, and a terrific run it was! The final shows played to packed houses, and the cast was fantastic!

I've talked in this space about the cast and the directing team, but I should take time to mention the unsung heroes of theatre - the tech crew. They're the ones behind the scenes handling numerous jobs, and they rarely get to take a bow.

They moves the set pieces around, help the actors with props and costuming, they operate the lights, the sound, create special effects, close and open the curtains, make the stars fly in the air - and on and on. They're a key part of the team that puts on a show, and they deserve a lot of the credit for the success of any show. Hats off to them!

After the last performance of "Pan," the set was dismantled and moved back to the storage facility, the costumes were taken away, cleaned and stored, and the actors, directors, tech crew and parents got to return to their normal lives.

But they all get to bask in the glow of having been part of an outstanding performance. They've made new friends, learned new skills, and gained more stage experience and the self-assurance that goes with it.

Now that's what I call a success!


Anonymous said...

Peter Pan was phenomenal! There are not enough adjectives to describe what a truly remarkable show it truly way. I gasped like a 6 year old when the characters flew! It was so beautiful. I laughed so hard at the dancing trees, and I got a little teary at the end. Thank you so much for such an outstanding production.

Lisa Williams

Chuck Minsker said...

Lisa, thanks for the kind comments, although by "you" I assume you don't mean me - I was just a lowly helper on the show. The credit, of course, goes to the cast, the crew, the volunteers and the directing team. As always, it takes a team working together to make a show happen.

Oh, and I'm also a big fan of the "Tree Amigos" - they were a riot!