Just this past weekend, we had our promotional photoshoot for Candide. What fun! What was scheduled to be a 90 minute shoot easily became a 3 hour shoot. And that's not counting running to storage to find costumes and props, planning the concept, or editing the photos!
We are currently working on a video for an upcoming promotion, and I just realized that several hours have passed while I pulled the materials together for our editor - past show photos, video interviews, quotes, bloopers, music, and a very bizarre note to him explaining what we need.
In preparing for this show, I've sat down and worked through the show with our Music Director, spent an evening discussing costumes, drawn up set sketches, researched styles, researched Voltaire's novel, worked out a schedule for the summer's rehearsals, designed promotional materials for our media contacts... and rehearsals haven't even begun!
When I think back to 2007, when we were flying by the seat of our pants, I can't believe how far we've come! What a learning curve it has been...and continues to be each and every time we do this. And how lucky I am that my life allows space for this to be my reality.
On that note...any volunteers out there for set carpentry? There are some things this girl may never learn to do.
[photo: a candid from our Candide photoshoot. Left to right: Mark Pepe as Maximillian, Tracy Wiens stepping in as Paquette, Robin Eder-Warren as Cunegonde, and John Arsenault as Candide]