Cabaret begins: meet and greet

Here we go, here we go, here we go! It’s been a couple of months since auditions and the announcement of the cast. This afternoon was the first company gathering … what’s called a ‘meet and greet.’ For most it was the first time we had got a chance to meet some of the rest of the company who will create this production of Cabaret. This first coming together with a group who will bond as tightly as a theatre company does, is inevitably exciting.

So, there we all were in the Empire Studio backstage … bright-eyed and bushy tailed. Ready to go. Got our first look at the set and costumes from Designer Greg Clarke, and a brief introduction from Director Lewis Jones on his directorial ‘vision’ … collaborative, creative, and supportive. In quick order we were measured for our costumes, ordered our production t-shirts to start spreading the news, but perhaps most importantly as rehearsals roll around from next weekend, we got a discount card for food and coffee from a local coffee shop close to the theatre. Noice.

Finished the day with a little German repast, beer and pretzels, wurst on rye, introductions and chat with theatre staff and the rest of the company. Lots of handshakes, swapping of names which will become so familiar very soon, and the promise of a rehearsal schedule in the email box early in the week from Stage Manager Jeanette Wedmaier. Yes, here I go again. It’s always a buzz.

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  1. […] to formally farewell the ensemble in the studio, the site of rehearsals and warmups and that first meet and greet 10 weeks ago. There is no doubt that this production was a success artistically; it was a fine […]

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