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 is primarily a theatrical director and producer, however he has worked on shows in every capacity, including Actor, Production Designer, Master Carpenter, Scenic Painter, Crew Chief, and various others. David is currently the Founding Artistic Director of Stage Left Theatre Company, and a repertory board member of the award winning community theatre, Playhouse 22 (East Brunswick,NJ). Having worked on almost 100 various productions in a span of about 9 years, David has worked with Broadway Professionals, Regional Theatre Award Winners, and Community theatre legends. David’s work has awarded him with various recognitions from French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts (Citizenship Award; 2010) and East Brunswick High School (Video Production, Website Design, and Drama; 2011). In addition to being a theatrical artist, David has created films, graphics, and websites, for various bands, companies, and groups throughout the United States. David is currently a freshman at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA in their Directing, Playwriting, and Production program.