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  • Oh wow. I forgot the excitement of going through headshots and reading resumes. It’s so fascinating how many of us are out there wanting to do art in this city.

    In the meantime, still waiting to hear from Brooklyn and the Bronx about doing the Much Ado there. Apparently, there’s a higher demand for a grassy knoll. Just give a some grass and some trees. We can do theater anywhere. We can do theater on the corner of a busy intersection off of the highway. It would be challenging but we could do it.

  • This week screamed, ”BHP, you do know you are simultaneously producing two shows?!”

    We had a great read-thru of Race McCloud last night. We were in a room where everyone involved in the production, and guests, were able to hear the latest version of the script. It was great to meet the cast and express how much our company enjoyed their work in last summer’s Fringe Festival. And most importantly that we so enjoyed it that we knew we wanted to produce it.

    Now it’s time for Mr. Hoefner to finalize his script, the production team to start their own work (marketing timelines, art design, rehearsal prep). You know, the stuff that the average theatergoer doesn’t know.

    Also, we finalized our audition dates for Much Ado. Ian will post that info tomorrow. All in all I call it a good week in theaterland.

    More to come…

  • This past week consisted of fun producer schtuff. Forest Park called to let me know that the bandshell won’t be available for Much Ado. It is under reconstruction and was supposed be done by May but it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen in time. We are back to the Wallenberg Square which I originally wanted in the first place.

    We were also asked to participate in Immigrant Heritage Week in April (http://www.nyc.gov/html/imm/html/imm_heritage/imm_heritage.shtml). As a company of working artists, sometimes it’s difficult to accept all the offers we are given on short notice. However, it is under consideration and I have to give an answer tomorrow.

    Also, we are finalizing the audition info on Much Ado and that should be up by the end of the week. Hopefully, we will have confimation from Van Cortland and McCarren park by then.

    Thanks to everyone who has donated. Every penny counts these days in producing art in NYC.

  • It came up this morning that I should blog the trials and tribulations of producing a show. In this case, we have 2 shows in pre-production that are running a month apart. Is that a bit crazy? Maybe. But sometimes, you have to give yourself a challenge in order to keep the process alive.

  • Amanda Doria & Jimmy O’Neill are in another show. They are truly the hardest working people in how biz. As Jimmy closes Lion, he’s opening Magical Musical Moments IX.

    Here’s the info:

    Beari Productions, Ltd. presents Magical, Musical Moments IX: Back to Basics. 20 wonderful voices will be performing selections from Pippin, Sweeney Todd, Hello Dolly, Godspell, Porgy and Bess, West Side Story, and Rent.

    Show dates are Fridays, March 12th and 19th at 8 PM, Saturday, March 13th at 8 PM and Sundays, March 14th and 21st at 3:30 PM

    Trinity Lutheran Church, 63-70 Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village New York.

    There will also be 2 shows, Friday, March 26th and Saturday, March 27th, both at 8 PM

    All Saints’ Church, 214-35 40th Ave., Bayside, New York.

    Tickets are $17.00 for Adults, $15.00 for Seniors and Children under 12. Group Rates are available for groups of 10 or more.

    For reservations and information, call 718-736-1263.