Actually, the title is a slight misnomer, as I am not directly promoting myself, though I'm heavily involved in the production, "Annie", and play in the orchestra. I will however feature pics of the REST of my family.
I don't have too much to say that I haven't already said. YOU MUST GO! I know, I know - you are thinking that amateur theater means BAD, grade-school-like productions. This could not be further from the truth. I'd say that for many, the quality and entertainment level is as close to the big touring Broadway shows - we just lack the budget and ticket prices to make it "pro." The quality is there, though! I'm certain that the show will exceed your expectations in every way. Come say hi!
This first shot is a "promo" shot of the two leads - Oliver Warbucks and Annie. Photo credit goes to Larry Jost. As much as they look the part, they sound the part, too. They are both AMAZING singers and are fantastic actors. You'll get chills.
Possibly my favorite scenes in the show opens Act 2. It's the "Hours of Smiles" radio show featuring Bert Healy and the "lovely" Boylan Sisters. This is another promo shot, but the old Shure microphones are actually used for the scene and our sound guys really make it sound like an old radio show. There is so much to watch in this scene you'd have to see the show a few times to catch it all! What a great bunch of characters. My wife, Dianne, is the blond in the center. As you know, she is the opposite of blond and she looks, well, interesting as a blond. Also, she chain smokes. Again, the opposite. I totally love this photo, though! Photo credit again goes to Larry Jost.
I have so many more (hundreds!) of great pictures I could show you, but this will be the last post I can do before the show is over (waaaaa), so for all of my friends and family members that read this, I'm going to close with a few pics of my family backstage.
First, if you read yesterday's "behind the scenes" post, you know we have a large video monitor in one of our green rooms so the cast can see the show when they aren't on stage, or waiting in the wings. Here is a shot my wife took backstage featuring both of my daughters on the stage! Rachel is all the way on the right in this picture, and Rebecca is third from the right. The adult in the scene is Ms. Hannigan. Her character is a lush.
Next, here's a self-portrait my wife took backstage of herself and Rebecca.
Finally, in what clearly seems to be a self-portrait from my youngest, a shot of her incredible orphan hair! BTW, in the background is our tech lead and stage manager, Larry Jost, who took the first two pictures in today's post. Hi Larry!
Friday - 7:30 PM, doors open at 7:00, tickets on sale by 6:30 PM, at the latest.
Saturday - 7:30 PM, doors open at 7:00, tickets on sale probably by 4:45 PM.
Sunday - 2:30 PM, Matinee (note different time!), doors open at 2:00, tickets on sale by 7:45 AM and during all church services.
The show is at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, 5252 S. Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO 63126. We're in what used to be a Target building, next to Ronnies plaza and in the same building as Incredible Pizza.
For more information (though web sales of tickets are now closed), visit our production company's website at Christ Memorial Productions.
For MANY more pictures, visit Larry's Shutterfly site by clicking here. You may also read the last few posts on THIS website.
I hope to see you there! I'll be playing keyboards and synths. Come say hi!