OH, HEY! Sorry for the lack of posting, y'all. I've been stage managing a hum-dinger of a show.
That's a lie...it opened Sunday.
DRACULA!!!!!!!! It's fun. And big. And there are explosions. No one flies, but there's a ton of magic. I'm having a blast. It's also kind of nerve-wracking because there are multiple times when I could screw up and kill someone. Let's all hope that doesn't happen. The audience for opening went insane every time something blew up. It was so much fun.
Even Shakespeare got dressed up for the occasion:
Here's a sneak-peek at one of my favorite special effects:
That, friends, is what a vampire looks like after you stake it. See the little round things by his head, hip and between his legs? Those are pyro pots and contain enough flash powder to blow the sides off a coffin. (Told you the special effects were cool!). This picture was taken looking down into one of our traps in the stage floor. I kind of felt like this guy looked during tech week, but we made it through and have one of the best shows I've seen in a long time, so all the hard work was worth it!
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(Shameless plug over. But I have to admit...my job's pretty cool.)