Derek (Succesful Director!) addresses Crew and Cast for the last time!
Yvonne, Derek, Steph and Tyne (Carmen and Khovy in the background).
Carmen, best Stage Manager ever with her award!
Khovy is presented with his 'demented penquin' award.
That's it, the show has run and it has been a succes, all the hard work, frustration, tears and odd tantrums have been worth it!
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There were a few scary moments here and there, for some reason stage lights started flickering off and on during a show, the DVD player would only listen to Michelle when Derek was near, the sink started leaking during one show, Khovy still had problems figuring out what he was to wear on stage during scene changes and the house policy was changed in response to opening night hassles.
There was great feedback on the audio-visual aspects of the show, it looked great from the auditorium and Derek even set up a television back stage where the back stage crew could keep an eye on what was happening on stage. The extra clips of characters and the 'confessionals' looked great and gave cast and crew time to change. Sound was great, though the 'sex scene' orgasmic moan sound bite made most of us chuckle.
The story was received extremely well, it kept everyone guessing and interested and wondering what was going to happen next. The dialogue was well received though some of it made audience members squirm in their seats while laughing out loud.
And the cast pulled all their lines of really well in the end! Characters were well developed and a few audience members were quite surprised that some of the 'ememies' on stage actually got on really well off stage! The most popular character was definitely Tyne's 'Wenda' but not all of us were sad to say goodbye to our characters at the end of the run.
The Director's cut (as suggested by the name written by Derek) was a lot of fun, it put a whole new twist on everything! Derek thanked everyone after the show, in particular Carmen (Stage manager) who has done a great job, and got everything and everyone rolling along smoothly during production and thanked Yvonne (for being a great writer and pain-in-the-but cast member). As per MITS tradition the Director receives a whiskey glass with the name of their show on it, the cast got Derek some gifts as well and Yvonne thanked Derek for putting up with her and the cast and still managing to put on such a great show.
Simon was brave enough to open his house to cast and crew, we decided on a Cocktail theme, and Carmen was the queen of the blender! Derek had a little gift for everyone that represented them or their character in some way! Khovy started with impressions of cast and crew members, and of course most of us couldn't resist doing the same, hillarious!
It was a great night, with some great cocktails and some great anecdotes, some of us slept in Simon's drive way (rudely interrupted while sleeping peacefully by some of the partygoers!), and some never left for their homes until the early hours of the morning. There was drinking, tall tales, singing, dancing and some very sore heads the next day.
Well over and out for this play, hope you enjoyed this blog. Feel free to leave comments or suggestions on any of the posts or in the comments book, you can also contact us with any questions on the FAQ link.