Other than rehearsing, that is! As they’ve been doing all summer to bring you a spectacular show that opens on September 9.
Well, tonight Leslie Maiocco is taking headshots for the lobby board. And then director Justin McCoubry and music director John Eldridge are leading the cast in rehearsal. And stage manager Robin D. Liberty will be keeping everyone on track and organized.
Putting on a show at AFD Theatre takes a lot of people and a lot of time. Cast members are practicing their choreography (Justin is doubling as choreographer and director). Producer Judy Weinberg is locating celebrity spellers from the Arlington area who’ll join the cast in every performance.
Doug Cooper and Mark Bastoni are set designing and set building, respectively. Carol Antos is designing and creating costumes, Iain Bason is on lighting design, Bob Pascucci is working his magic with sound, and Evelyn Corsini Alcorn is finding, gathering, and creating props.
In the background, board members and volunteers are working on ticket sales, programs, posters, lobby displays, opening night receptions. The crew works through an endless list of “to dos” right up until opening night.
People who do community theater do it because they love it. And the cast and crew of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” are putting on this show for YOU.
So what can you do? In the words of Tallulah Bankhead, “If you really want to help the American theater, don’t be an actress, dahling. Be an audience.“
When you become an audience at AFD Theatre’s production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” you will:
- marvel at the talent of the cast
- appreciate the great direction, choreography, and musical direction
- admire the set and costumes
- identify with the characters’ challenges, wins, and losses
Last but not least, you will laugh and love everyone in the show.
Theatre celebrates life and love, and that’s something we all need right now and always.
In case we haven’t spelled it out for you, tickets are on sale now. Reserve your seats today!