Wednesday, November 26, 2008

THE HAPPY ELF: gearing up for opening night

By young performer Madison Kitchen who plays Molly in Harry Connick, Jr.'s THE HAPPY ELF

As the pieces of the set were slowly being transferred from the MYAC building (our rehearsal space) to the big stage downtown, the last days of rehearsals were wrapping up. Like the props, the actors also found their new home in the Todd Wehr Theater.

As we drifted backstage and wandered around to get a peek at the set, excitement was in the air. One by one, we made our way into the theater—the model of the set we were shown at rehearsal was not even half as grand as the real thing! The most amazing part was knowing that we would soon be dancing around on that magical stage. With the help of a great technical crew, we got to work putting lights and sound into the mix.

It may not seem like a big deal, but it is extremely complicated and takes a lot of patience. Still, my favorite part of this experience is seeing the show come to life with sound, lights, a set, costumes, and props. It has been a long process, but it has gone by so fast. I know that all of the hard work will shine through when we open this weekend.

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