Friday, November 09, 2007

Let it be...

What is the best thing to do with a dark night in a 2000 seat Concert Hall? Squeeze in a Beatles cover show between Symphony performances.

The notes had hardly died away in the Rachmaninov festival before the stage was stripped, backdrops hung and lights rigged. There's not going to be a lot of time for rehearsal (6 hours for the whole turn around to happen) but it's a touring package with an experienced cast.

I'm amazed sometimes how we continually manage to do things like this - minimal amount of time and crew with a critical deadline (the tickets have already been sold, there's no chance to put it off) rig, focus, plot, perform and then, take it all down again as soon as it's over.

It's sort of like knitting a lace shawl, admiring it for a while, then ripping it all out to make something else. Crazy.

1 comment:

amanda j said...

Goodness, it does seem like madness!