The focus of April and mid-May will be putting up a production of Newfoundland Mary at Lunchbox Theatre in Calgary. I’m already in Calgary doing rehearsals and Pete will fly out for the final previews and opening week of the run. So read on to see the adventures of putting up a show. As always, the blue font sections are clickable links.
SCOTT PREPARES TO TAKE OFF FROM TORONTO … PETE WILL FLY OUT A FEW WEEKS LATER
The standard coffee shot at the beginning of each trip was a solo shot and I couldn’t hold onto the camera and get the coffee in the frame without risking spilling the coffee, so the above shot will have to do.
THE VIEW FROM THE STREET NEAR WHERE I AM LIVING
For those who have never been to Calgary, on a clear day it feels like you can reach out and touch the mountains. They beckon to me, but first there is work to be done.
DURING MY TIME IN CALGARY I AM STAYING AT THE WESTERN WHITE HOUSE
I am fortunate to have family in Calgary and during the rehearsal time I am staying with the folks. I am truly grateful to have a comfortable home away from home and also to get to spend time visiting. And as you can see above, they have been spoiling me.
DOWNTOWN CALGARY HAS CHANGED SINCE I MOVED AWAY 26 YEARS AGO
The city of Calgary has grown a great deal, and the downtown core has fascinating sculptures. This piece, called Wonderland is at the base of the building known as “The Bow”
A FULLER PERSPECTIVE OF THE SCULPTURE … BIGGER THAN THE VAN ON THE STREET, BUT DWARFED BY THE BUILDING ABOVE
LUNCHBOX THEATRE IS AT THE BASE OF THE CALGARY TOWER
Each day, I make my way down on the C-train to rehearsals right at the core of the city.
THE C-TRAIN IS AN EFFICIENT LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM
THE POSTER FOR THE SHOW IS ON DISPLAY OUTSIDE THE THEATRE ALONG WITH OTHER SHOWS IN THE SEASON
Production photos will be coming up soon, but right now, costumes are being built, the set is installed and painted, lights are being hung and this week we add in the second musician and move into the theatre to complete rehearsals. Pre-press is beginning such as the article from The University of Calgary Alumni Association (click the blue title to read the article if you wish).
AFTER A LONG DAY OF REHEARSAL IT IS NICE TO COME HOME AND SEE RABBITS IN THE YARD … A SURE SIGN OF SPRING
Once the show is open and Pete is here, I will give a full update with some production photos and media coverage and a proper blog from both Fenton and White, but for now I’ll sign off from the rehearsal hall with a wish for a wonderful week ahead as I look forward to Pete’s arrival and the opening of the show.
WHITE (OF FENTON & WHITE)