Hello Members and friends
What a very busy month June was! Well, it was for this President! As you will be aware, I have been directing. “An Evening with Sherlock Holmes”, a very interesting and complex play to stage and, at the 11th hour, I had to step in to one of the minor roles when one of our cast had a car accident on the way to rehearsal! Fortunately, she is OK, but not able to move freely around the stage.
We have called for submissions for our 2020 seasons and have, to date, received 4 plays and one musical. As we usually try to stage 6 productions each year with an ideal balance of 2 dramas, 2 comedies and 2 musicals, feel free to put in your submission, preferably by the end of this month.
At our last committee meeting we discussed, in depth, our budget for the rest of the year as we were considering a large purchase of lighting equipment; this is in addition to the lighting gantry for which we have applied for a grant from Lotterywest. When mounting ‘big’ musicals complicated lighting plots and effects are often called for –it is for this reason that we have decided to go ahead with the purchase prior to “Kinky Boots” strutting their stuff on the Limelight stage!
As you know, I have a soft-spot for costuming and our vast (and rather over-stocked) wardrobe. However, I have been delighted to see the progress our new wardrobe manager, Joan Braskic and her band of wonderful women are making in their goal to reduce the quantity and retain the quality! Keep up the good work ladies!
See you at the theatre -Shelley