Sunday, October 12, 2008

Grand Opening Recap

What a great turnout and weekend for our Grand Opening. We started things off Friday morning with our new back flat Jeffrey built for us. We had a borrowed black flat for our previous weekend - so it had to be painted... and early, giving it time to dry before the show at 7:30 that night.
From there we had some floors to vacuum and tables to set... Thanks to Stacey's folks John and Lorna for all their hard work helping us get the place ready for our Friday night shows!
We also got some Floor Mics, but the mics we purchased weren't in, so the place loaned us some rentals for our Grand Opening Weekend.
After that my Dad showed up and helped us get our lights in working order. (apparently we got our ceiling fans hung without putting the bulbs in).
Soon enough we were ready to open our doors...

The sketch show (Will Work For Change) and our musical (Sam Adams! Sam Adams! Mayor Ex Machina!) both went really well Friday night. We had a full house and everyone was ready to show them what we have been working on so hard for so long.
Saturday night we had even more people in the house (we had to add tables) and felt more comfortable with the shows and got to play around with them while performing. It was a lot of fun to play around with each other while on stage... it's good to be at that point in a show.

Sunday was a little rougher. We didn't get a crowd for our 2pm Kids show Sometimes Toilet Water - so the cast used our time wisely and went out to flyer the Alberta neighborhood to let people know about our shows and theater.
And Pop! had another small crowd, but they were into it - and the cast got through 29 of the 30 scenes. Thanks to all our audiences and everyone's hard work getting this theater up and running. We hope we'll be able to be around for a long, long time!


Dan Telfer said...

So awesome, you guys! I hope I get to see it in person some day. Portland has some kind of comedy festival that might fly me out or something right?

Stacey said...

Hey! Whose that fat boy in the gorilla suit eating ice cream? I don't remember him being in the cast!

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