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17. RITUAL & THE ROUND

There was a moment during the run of The Ballad of R & Jwhen we did something many theatres cannot accommodate—we moved the stage.  In an attempt to create a more acoustically sound configuration, we shifted the stage ninety degrees and tucked it back into the lot a few more feet.  It essentially enabled us to better bounce the actors’ voices off the walls.  As we were moving the Show Truck, I remember saying to my stage manager, “This should solve one problem, but I’m sure I’m setting us up for another I can’t even fathom.” Sure enough…

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16. R & J CLOSES

In looking back over the most recent post, I realize I made a false promise of reporting back once more before the closing of The Ballad of R & J.  You see, I once lived a life in which the opening of a show meant a great relief, both emotionally and practically.  A director can often move away from the show, sometimes onto another project all together... 

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14. R & J REHEARSAL REPORT

After over four years of script and music development and over a year of dreaming and strategizing here in Asheville, we are on an irreversible course towards the opening of the full production of The Ballad of R & J in downtown Asheville, North Carolina on June 2…

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13. SHOW TRUCK

For those of you that read the last blog post (which you should read as Part One to this), there was a little teaser at the end about taking the show on the road.  When it came time to figure out what the stage was going to look like for The Ballad of R & J, I approached one of my favorite scenic designers, Arnel Sancianco...

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