Chicago at the Merriam Theatre 3/22-3/25
The big show has arrived everyone. Today was the first day of the load in for the Ira Brind School of Theatre Arts' production of Chicago. Chicago, for those of you who don't know, is a musical written by Kander, Ebb, and Fosse. It is the longest running american show on broadway, and it is currently still running. The show is going to be in the Merriam Theatre next weekend starting with an open dress on wednesday and opening night being friday. Thursday is a preview performance. I would absolutely reccommend to come see Chicago if you can.
The set is absolutely enormous. It is so invovled and big, that we even had to call in a professional IATSE Union crew to help out. It was a cool experience seeing how they work, and how they operature in an environment like this. These are guys I might be working with one day, so to get a glimpse of them in the right settting, was an amazing opportunity.
It was a grueling day however. We started at 7 am, and I just finished about an hour ago with today's work. Tomorrow I am going to be there starting at 8am, and going until we finish. There are even people still working right now as I type this blog.
But seriously, if you are in the area, come see the show. Its going to be a phenomenal show, and the technical aspects should be fantastic. DF Signing Out.
David Fertik is a theatrical director, producer, administrator, and designer (specializing in Scenic and Puppetry Design). He currently serves as the Founding Artistic Director of Stage Left Theatre Company and the Co-Producing Artistic Director of Revolution Arts Workshop. Regional Credits include: Delware Theatre Company, Barrington Stage Company, International Opera Theatre, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, Marian Anderson Award, French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, and Playhouse 22. David's senior thesis project entitled "The Circus Freak" featured various different types of puppetry. David is a proud member of the two largest organizations for puppeteers, UNIMA-USA and Puppeteers of America.