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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Enjoying the Kudos...
We are halfway through the run of Nine and it has been a blessed experience. This gang is such a good group to work with, not just the cast, but the crew and the Production Team - everyone is lovely. There are a few who verge on crazy, but it's a good spirited crazy and it makes for more fun. I am enjoying the kudos. I have gotten quite a few emails and messages from people about how much they like the show. Some of them complete strangers! It is gratifying to know that you are putting something out there that people respond to. I don't want to have people leave thinking they didn't get what they deserved as an audience member.
The reviews we have received have been extremely ego flattering - there's one in the St. Albert Gazette and one on Sound and Noise online. I expect we will have one in Vue Weekly sometime this week and the Journal had both a photog. at media call and media comps on Opening Night so I'm waiting to see if anything shows up there. We are doing quite well in the run - being SOLD OUT for 3 of the shows so far and fairly large houses for the remainder. We are Sold Out tonight and it's a Tuesday, so you have to be happy about that! Between the reviews and word of mouth we can be sure the news is good!
I know it will be a bit sad when it's over, but like Guido, I tend to live some of my time in memory so I am pretty sure I can call it all back if I need to. For now, we shall enjoy the second half of the run and try to keep cool. The theatre proper is Air Conditioned for the audience, but the actors are upstairs in a furnace (some of them camp out in the shop where it is cooler). I think that generous souls have brought Popsicles and other cool treats to beat the heat!
* photo of Kate Holley, Mama Maddellena in Nine, by Janine Hodder