The Valentine's Special is dedicated to Valentina... along with the cast and crew of Carrie: The Musical!
Valentina- Jack Green Humanesque
Heart- Rockpile Seconds Of Pleasure
Valentine's Day- Three Hour Tour Three Hour Tour - 1969
Valentine's Day- David Bowie The Next Day
Valentine's Day- The Dollyrots Valentine's Day
Heartbeat- The Knack Get the Knack
Heartbeat- Allo Darlin' We Come from the Same Place
Heartbeat- Jim Freeman and the Golden Gate Jumpers Romantic
Heartbeat- The Outlets I Remember
Valentine- Fools Face Tell America
Valentine- Get Up Kids Something to Write Home About
Valentine- The Replacements Pleased To Meet Me
Valentine- Old 97's Fight Songs
I Found Her- Boys Life Boys Life
Lonelyhearts- The Atlantics DIY: Mass. Ave. The Boston Scene (1979-83)
Lonely Hearts- Candy Whatever Happened To Fun
Lonely Heart- Dirty Angels Dirty Angels
Valentine- Bobby Bare Jr's Young Criminals Starvation League From The End Of Your Leash
Valentine- The School All I Wanna Do
Valentine- Smoking Popes The Party's Over
Valentine- The Wombats Jump Into the Fog
Young Hearts- Free Energy Stuck On Nothing
Young Hearts- The Cute Lepers Smart Accessories
Young Reckless Hearts- Warm Soda Young Reckless Hearts
Heartache- The Dictators Manifest Destiny
Heartache- Protex I Can Only Dream 7''
Heart Songs- Weezer Weezer (Red Album)
I hadn't done a Valentine's Day show in a few years so when February 14 fell on a Saturday this year I figured it was time. Mrs. Love's birthday is February 7th so if I've done right by her (and I always do) I'm off the hook a week later when Valentine's Day comes around. This year is I even convinced Jaime to come in and co-host the first hour of the show- a first for All Kindsa Girls!
It was all Carrie: The Musical all the time this January and February. I've been acting in plays for years but this was my first time as Production Manager and man is it a lot of work! Securing rights, getting music tracks (unfortunately a live band is just too expensive these days), finding rehearsal space, hiring a director, musical director, choreographer, stage manager, lighting, set, sound, graphic design, front of house and concessions people, working with the venue on ticket sales and tech week, getting the poster made (above) and programs made, searching for costumes and props- it never ends. That said, it was a lot of fun too. We had an amazing cast and the production team was first rate.
|In this show cell phone usage is....mandatory!|
|High Schoolers and ISIS...compare and contrast|
Moira, our Stage Manager, is always great to work with and came through with some amazing set pieces including a bank of lockers, commercial sewing machine and not one but two antique prayer kneelers. Seriously- where do you find prayer kneelers in 2015?!? I had a hard time picturing them when she first described the kneelers but now I can't imagine doing the show without them.
|Every home should have a prayer kneeler!|
|Carrie's self discovery begins...|
|Sue asks Do Me A Favor? DON'T DO IT TOMMY!!|
|NOT a "teachable moment"|
When you tell people you're doing a production of Carrie: The Musical the first question you get is "what? they did a musical of Carrie...really?" followed by "how are you going to do the blood?" It's funny, but that was also Topic #1 at our first production meeting last fall. At that and subsequent meetings we spent hours talking about the blood- it was my #1 "awake at 3am staring at the ceiling" anxiety. Rules of stagecraft forbid me from giving anything away but I can
|Once You See You Can't Unsee|
SUE: No doubts. No more fears. I see you shine and the dark disappears.
TOMMY: One day you finally see her
BOYS: One day you finally see her
GIRLS: One day you finally see her
TOMMY: Finally see her
EVERYONE: Finally see her
SUE and TOMMY: For years, you look
EVERYONE: You look at someone passing by
GIRLS: And then one day you see her
BOYS: And then one day you see her
EVERYONE: One day you finally see her. Now
SUE: How can I not see?
EVERYONE: Me? Am I so blind?
GIRLS: I could say, say
BOYS: I could say
EVERYONE: Thank God that's not me. But what does it cost to be kind?
BOYS: Blinded. And silent, too scared to be
EVERYONE: And to finally see. And to finally see.
SUE: I felt as though this girl revealed her self to me. And now, I know
BOYS: I Fin'lly see
GIRLS: I Fin'lly see
SUE: That once you see, you can't unsee.