Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Week’s Report

From Artis­tic Direc­tor Jim Coleman

There’s a lot of excite­ment around the the­atre these days!

The Odd Cou­ple is near­ing its open­ing date and goes into tech rehearsals this weekend. Rehearsals are going very well, and the par­tic­i­pants are hav­ing a won­der­ful time bring­ing Neil Simon’s comic mas­ter­piece to life. Every day I look at the set
progress, new things have appeared, almost as if by magic.

But we know it’s not magic! Our tech­ni­cal depart­ment is work­ing very hard along with our tire­less vol­un­teers Larry Streeter, Dave Mor­lan, Brian John­son, and Mike Fer­rero. Paint­ing and tex­tur­ing are com­ing along and it all looks great! Please be sure to look for Lori Gilbert’s pre­view arti­cle in The Stock­ton Record next week.

42ND Street has started rehearsals, and every­body is tap­ping away. A great big “thank you” to Elaine Orimo and her Stock­ton Bal­let School for pro­vid­ing dance rehearsal space until The Odd Cou­ple opens. It would be dif­fi­cult to have tap danc­ing prac­tice at the the­atre with a play rehearsal in progress on the stage. Tap­ping is loud and would be disruptive, so we are very thank­ful to Elaine for the use of her studio.

It’s hard to believe that these are the final two shows of our cur­rent Sea­son.
It seems like yes­ter­day that the Sea­son started. Where does the time go?

Artistic Director’s Note

From Artis­tic Direc­tor Jim Coleman

(Editor’s note: Jim is just back from two weeks of his occa­sional two-week stint as an Adjunct Fac­ulty Mem­ber at the Uni­ver­sity of Nevada’s Reno campus.)

It’s hard to believe that we are open­ing the fifth show of our 2010–2011 Sea­son. Where does the time go?

Don’t for­get our Shrimp, Pasta and Water­loo night com­ing up on May 14, fea­tur­ing great food and danc­ing to the music of ABBA, per­formed by Water­loo. At that event, we will be draw­ing the win­ning tick­ets for our $5,000 raf­fle. Tick­ets are still avail­able. Spend $20 and win a boat­load of moolah! See our web­site for more info, or visit our Box Office to buy tickets.

Also, please remem­ber to renew your Sea­son tick­ets for next year’s six great shows: FOREVER PLAID, HAIRSPRAY, DEARLY BELOVED, I DO I DO, ON GOLDEN POND, and SWEENEY TODD!

ODD COUPLE direc­tor J. Lee Vocque

Begin­ning with the pre­view night on May 4, we are pre­sent­ing the most pop­u­lar play by the mas­ter of human com­edy, Neil Simon. With THE ODD COUPLE, J. Lee Vocque is mak­ing his SCT direc­to­r­ial debut. This is one of my per­sonal favorites. Hope you attend and have a great time! Our gala open­ing night will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Fri­day, May 6, with deli­cious food com­pli­ments of Kinder’s BBQ. Don’t for­get, on this show, Sat­ur­day evening adult tick­ets are two for the price of one. That’s two tick­ets for $25 — live the­atre for the cost of a movie!”

 

Rehearsals Begin for 42ND STREET

For the first time in many years, SCT will be pro­duc­ing t-shirts to com­pli­ment this show, which will be offered to cast, crew, and patrons both online and at the theatre

On Sat­ur­day after­noon April 4, rehearsals began in the SCT lobby for the June 29-July 24 pro­duc­tion of 42ND STREET! The cast is young, tal­ented, and enthu­si­as­tic, and is directed by Jim Cole­man, who received a Crit­ics’ Pick nom­i­na­tion for his Musi­cal Direc­tion of the 1985 pro­fes­sional pro­duc­tion in Los Angeles.

Cathy Hast­ings, rep­re­sent­ing the cos­tume design team of Hast­ings & Bechtold

With this show, for the first time in many years, SCT will be offer­ing beau­ti­fully designed 42ND STREET t-shirts by David Occhino for cast, crew and patrons, soon avail­able both through the web­site and at the theatre.

In atten­dance at the first read through was Cathy Hast­ings, who made a pre­sen­ta­tion on behalf of the Cathy Hast­ings & Maria Bech­told cos­tum­ing team. We’re on our way!