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A poster post

 

Yes, the poster for Hallelujah Girls is ready and at the printers.  Everything is coming together now although next week is what we call ‘books down’ and it brings fear to the actors who desperately set about cramming and trying to remember their lines as they attempt to fly solo without a script.  More on that next week!

Poster for Hallelujah Girls

The Hallelujah Girls tells the hilarious story of a group of women who, realising that time is precious following the loss of a dear friend, turn an abandoned church into a spa and beauty salon: Spa-Dee-Dah! But Sugar-Lee, their high spirited, determined leader, has her hands full keeping the women motivated and coping with obstacles arising from both the present and the past…

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Tickets are selling well so why not reserve yours now?  Production dates are April 27th, 28th, 29th.

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Photoshoot Night

Less than six weeks to go to our next play and rehearsals are keeping us busy as usual. The cast are trying to learn their lines – never easy, but this time with the extra difficulty of an American accent.  I guess we could always add a backstory to our characters having spent their childhood in Hull if we struggle…  and as long as we have nobody in the audience from Georgia we should be fine!

And this week we did a photoshoot for our poster concept and the results should be appearing – as soon as our ‘Creative & Graphic Arts Design Department’ gets his act together.

Setting up the poster photoshoot

 

 

The Hallelujah Girls tells the hilarious story of a group of women who, realising that time is precious following the loss of a dear friend, turn an abandoned church into a spa and beauty salon: Spa-Dee-Dah! But Sugar-Lee, their high spirited, determined leader, has her hands full keeping the women motivated and coping with obstacles arising from both the present and the past…

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Tickets are selling well so why not reserve yours now?  Production dates are April 27th, 28th, 29th.

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Click here to read more about The Hallelujah Girls

Well, Hallelujah folks…

Hard to believe but we are already one month into rehearsals for our next production with 57 days to go to first night.  The cast are dusting off their American accents for this light hearted and warm comedy centred in the fictional town of Eden Falls, Georgia, USA.

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The Hallelujah Girls tells the hilarious story of a group of women who, realising that time is precious following the loss of a dear friend, turn an abandoned church into a spa and beauty salon: Spa-Dee-Dah! But Sugar-Lee, their high spirited, determined leader, has her hands full keeping the women motivated and coping with obstacles arising from both the present and the past…

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Tickets are already selling well so why not reserve yours now?  Production dates are April 27th, 28th, 29th.

Click here to Book Tickets

Click here to read more about The Hallelujah Girls

KITB: It’s a wrap

Hard to believe bur it’s a whole week since we took our final bow on stage. Although we are still riding high on the exhilarating experience of A Kick In The Baubles, it really is time to put it to bed and to start thinking about our next production – The Hallelujah Girls (which incidentally has already sold a good number of tickets). But before we do let us think a little about these last three months of hard work.

It was a great experience to work with a professional director – Gareth and ourselves both thoroughly enjoying the experience. For him, a different world of working with an amateur group – stretching rehearsals over twelve weeks, working evenings not days, and a pre-assigned cast from within our group for his raw material, rather than auditioning actors for parts. But, despite being a small society, we were able to impress with our enthusiasm and eagerness to learn and our abilities to meet the technical requirements for the show. The more he found our level of capabilities, the more he pushed us, asking for more. Hard, demanding work, but we wouldn’t have had it any other way.

For us, it was an opportunity to learn. Our production and stagecraft skills have been developed and enhanced over many years since we formed in the 1960’s but that learned experience is mostly from within the confine of our society. Gareth introduced us to different production techniques and ways of working, new approaches to direction and delivery of lines, challenging our assumptions, daring us to step outside of our comfort zones. We asked him to push us and he did, using the same approach as he would for a professional production.

So now we are having a brief rest before rehearsals begin for the next production. But we do so armed with a new confidence in our abilities and with new skills and techniques in our drama toolbox.

Any thoughts, comments or anything I’ve missed? Petuaria Players or friends and followers feel free to comment below.