Auditions for Once on this Island and other news

Dear friends,

As most of you have probably already noticed (it’s right on the front page of the website), we’re holding auditions for our next production, Once on this Island. What a fantastic show this is. If you don’t already know, it’s a story of love, loss, divine intervention, culture, dance, and ultimately, a story about stories. It’s a fascinating blend of Calypso and Broadway Pop with lots of great opportunities for performers of all types. It’s also going to be our most challenging show to date; with a cast of roughly 11 (and those of you who know how small the Arsenal Center Black Box is know how interesting that’s going to be), and very a challenging costuming concept (I don’t want to give it away just yet), this is a stretch for any small theater company.

So, we’re really excited to be taking our company to the next level in terms of bringing in larger numbers of people. That being said, right now Blue Spruce Theatre is made up of a very small core group of brilliant individuals, but we’re going to need a lot more hands involved in this production than we have had in the past. So, if you are interested in volunteering, please email me and we will almost certainly find something with which you can help.

So far, we’re about 1/3 full for the audition signups; we still have a month to go, so I would expect that we are going to be full up by the time we get to May. So, please sign up early!

In other news, we had a bit of flooding in our storage space (yes, it’s my basement) and we thought that we had lost the PA system that we used for last season’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch. After a couple of weeks, we let everything dry out, and even though the PA system had been under about 4 inches of water, it seems to be working fine! So, that’s a bit of a miracle. Perhaps it has something to do with the gods? Hmmmm….

Anyway, I’d like to thank you all for reading, and be sure to keep in touch. We’re now a bit more actively promoting activities on Facebook and Twitter, so you can find us there if you’d like.

All the best,
Jesse Strachman