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The time has come for me to say goodbye. Apparently there's this thing called "school" that I have to go back to...
It's been a fantastic summer and I'm sad to go. Working with Inasmuch Foundation for three summers and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma for two has taught me so much. It's been a phenomenal opportunity! I'm especially grateful to the Marketing Departement for allowing (and trusting) me with this blog!
Our incredible Hair Designer, Cindy Ludwig, has worked for 28 years doing wigs for regional theatre and opera. She was kind enough to sit down with me and talk about all things hairy!
Some of you have probably never seen A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, which is a shame, but it's okay becuase I'm here to help! I'm going to give you some quick plot points, but I'm leaving some things a mystery so you have to come see the show!
To begin, the story is set in Sweden in 1900. It's filled with drama, comedy, affairs of the heart and of passion. It's kind of like a soap opera, but with a bunch of Swedish people.
It's hard to believe, but in nine short weeks, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma rehearses, performs, and closes 4 very different shows at the Civic Center Music Hall. It is a grueling schedule for everyone involved, but particularly the actors who are cast in back to back productions. These performers rehearse one show during the day, and perform another show that night. Almost every summer, one or two performers are in all four productions- this year, that was Melissa Griffith and Sarah Quinn.
I know it seems silly, but it truly is the little things in life that make us happy! For example, I love getting sent on errands. Running around doing things for my supervisors is part of being an intern, but it also mixes up my day a little, which is fun!
It also feels really good to know that I've accomplished something! I like being able to come back to the office and say...
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma casts actors hailing from all over the nation, and also includes many local performers. This combination makes for phenomenal shows. A few leads from A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC answered a few questions for us- get to know them below!
MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT has come and gone, and oh boy, was it awesome or what?! It might go down as my favorite Lyric production of all time! I actually was able to watch four of the six performances; I might be addicted to laughter! So, although we are sad to see SPAMALOT go...
... it's also exciting because it means A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC opens next week! Yay!
I was lucky enough to spend part of my morning with Coutrney Strong our Props Designer. She took me around the prop shop and explained some of the prop-making process to me! I learned that things are not always what they appear. For example, from off-stage, food often looks like real food... well, it's not! It's fake! Often made of some strange materials.
This "Great Stuff" is used to make all kinds of things. Like this food:
One of our incredible actors, Matthew Alvin Brown, was willing to meet up with me and answer some fun questions. If you didn't catch Matt as Scuttle in THE LITTLE MERMAID, you really missed out! Next up, he's Sir Robin in MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT. He's an awesome guy and phenomenally talented!
Check out our little conversation: