Once again, we are in tech week. It seems lately like we hop from one tech to the next. On Friday night Alice in Wonderland opens and the kids have been working like crazy.
We’ve had some AMAZING volunteers working on sets, costumes and props. Gene Goldschmidt has truly topped himself with his creative solutions for the larger than life teapot which has to hide the our young door mouse actress and the over-sized mushroom that not only has to move around but hold another young actress. Sharon Woodside-Hanish has done it again with her charming and creative costumes. Charlene Premer finished all the show props in record time, delivering the CUTEST baby and other odds and ends weeks before even going into teach. Heidi Ennslin and Lynn Hessler came in to paint set pieces, including an enormous book generously donated by the SLO Literacy Council. The kids and parents came in to paint the floor and prepare the backstage area. It’s been a week of wonderful activity all leading up to one thing…opening night!
Of course kudos must go to our two talented directors, Annie H. Kee and Katie Mack-Montenegro who have taken a group of young actors and created another world.
Although ‘hell week’ can be exhausting for all involved, it is also the phase that reminds me how lucky we are to have the volunteer base that we do. Without our AMAZING volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do! And our ACT kids are so talented and their excitement is catching.
I hope you can come by and see Alice in Wonderland and all the fabulous work done by our very own community artists and performers!