February Letter

by February 1, 2016
Did you know it’s February already?
After all the excitement of the 41st Annual Robert Finley Awards has finally quietened down, after the show has been bumped out, after the last piece of glitter has been vacuumed out of the foyer, the next stage in the cycle begins. In the boiler rooms of the member clubs, people are quietly getting on with the business of creating the next production. The costumiers are raiding the thrift stores, the builders are redrawing the set plans, the technicians are pouring over the gear catalogues and, as usual, the directors are auditioning the waves of hopefuls strutting their stuff in front of them. Yes, it never ends, does it?
Why would we want it to end? The glorious two faced beast we call Theatre is a mighty and terrifying monster that should be attended to and cared for like the delicate child we know it is. We put so much energy and hope into each production and in return we get love and adulation from the audience and tolerance and understanding from cast and crew. What could be more perfect?
Well, I could think of a few things, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The year is new, the productions have already started and it looks like 2016 is going to be another fantastic year for Community Theatre. The ITA has waxed a little brighter, it seems, with new online methods of getting your Finley Entries and Memberships completed. There’s a bit more history going being published and a few new names on the list of reviewers this year too. Quite possibly now is the time to get on board with the ITA Committee. Our AGM is coming up soon (15th Feb at Playlovers) and it would be delightful if members and other interested parties would join us for the various reports and elections that ceremony requires.
I am certain there will be diabolical twists before the end, you should come!
Ben, off comms.