The last two weekends have yielded terrific theatrical productions on all sides of the community. So did you take advantage of seeing any of those shows? Tell us what you think of the shows you saw.
Regardless of the size of casts there was a lot of talent on the stage and from the bits and pieces posted on Facebook it sounds like everyone was enjoying the shows. Some of the shows presented were new stories that were not as familiar as others. While a few were old familiar classics.
Either way this is the last weekend for the run of shows before new ones hit the stage in December. I know at the final curtain call today there are going to be quite a few tears from several cast members in some of those productions.
During 12 weeks of rehearsal and preparation close bonds are formed in many of those productions. Helping one another with costumes, make up, getting in character. Unknown skills and talent exposed by those preparing sets, props, costumes even makeup. It was a full three months of renewing friendships, forming new friendships and pushing/supporting one another to give the audience our very best effort and commitment.
As expected with theatre there is always a bit of drama behind the scenes as well. But, as the casts/crews part we know we may not see some of our cast/crew mates for a while because they only participate in one production a year with other artist or athletic endeavors to pursue the rest of the year. While other cast mates can be expected at the very next audition only weeks away.
So, today at about 5 p.m., the sets will be torn down, tears shed and warm hugs abound. But before they do take advantage of seeing It's a Wonderful Life at Howell High School, The Importance of Being Ernest at Pinckney High School, My Son Pinocchio - Geppetto's Musical Tale at the Community Theatre of Howell, or Bye, Bye Birdie at The Pinckney Players. Google anyone of those to find their location and ticket information.
We love theatre and the friends made there. Come help us support them with our applause, cheers and in some cases tears. If you have seen one of the five shows taking place in this weekend and that past, share with us what you thought. If you haven't seen one hurry and get ready the show starts at 2 p.m.
Tell us your review of the local shows in comments.