Monthly Archives: January 2011

Prodigal 2011 – The Wrap Up

Prodigal ended its 2011 run last night just after 630pm.  Nothing signals the end of a season as definitively as the crew rushing in to disassemble the set; pulling down curtain rails that took four days to get right, wheeling … Continue reading

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Prodigal 2011 – Opening Night

And at some point, you have to open.  You race, you rush, you determine that everything is going to come to this arbitrary point, and it does. How was Prodigal 2011 opening night?  It was tremendous.  Joyful, beautifully performed and … Continue reading

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Prodigal 2011 – Preview

The final ingredient was added tonight – the audience, of course.  You work your show for so long, refining acting choices, choosing the costumes, brainstorming a set and all racing towards creating the production.  But the last element, the one … Continue reading

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Prodigal 2011 – Day 19

Sometimes with press it never rains but it pours.  The Age and Herald Sun profiles both ran today – great articles, great pics, and great ticket sales across the day.  The first four shows are completely sold out, with only … Continue reading

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Prodigal 2011 – Day 18

Highlights from Bump In – The curtain rails finally up after Jo and Fabian worked on them from 6am-8pm. The Master showing Aleksa and James the manly art of roof building. The door that Dave and Pommy banged together for … Continue reading

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Prodigal 2011 – Midsumma Carnival

The Carnival couldn’t have bought better weather this year.  All of Melbourne gay pride was spread out over two levels of hillside for their day of the year.  Matt and I popped along to do sound check, which I’d generously … Continue reading

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Prodigal 2011 – Day 17

Final day of floor rehearsals.  Hot, hot day in the room.  Even the aircon couldn’t banish the mugginess.  We worked through the show, jumping sections and working little areas – a lot of musical clean up this morning – some … Continue reading

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