…and we’re done (for now.)

Just like that, it’s all over.

Years of discussion, months of composing, weeks of rehearsal, five performances.

In retrospect, I suppose the smart idea would have been a blow-by-blow blog entry of each performance, but maybe this is overkill. And besides, who would have had the time? When we weren’t in rehearsals or performances, we were all trying to fit in the rest of our lives. And near the end, we were just trying to hang out with each other as much as possible.

We were SO lucky to gather such an amazing collection of not only talent, but also straight-up coolness for this project. Everyone – from the cast to the crew to the club staff to the folks schlepping ice cream next door – was wonderful to see and work with day after day.

It’s a bit early right now to say if this project will have a future beyond these five shows. Lydia and I are scheming, but there are of course huge logistical hurdles to overcome to get this remounted elsewhere. But if there’s any way we can make it happen, I hope we can get EVERYONE from this production involved the next time around.

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2 Responses to …and we’re done (for now.)

  1. NW says:

    I really enjoyed [the art of deleting]. It was very powerful, covered a difficult topic and was also quite different from what is usually presented at the “Staatsoper”. Thus, it would be really nice to see it back on stage soon again. Are there any plans to publish a soundtrack/recording/CD/DVD/…?

    • Thanks so much for coming, and for the kind words!

      I did record the singers during the last three performances and plan to edit these recordings soon. I have no idea yet whether or not the ambient club noise will make them unusable, however.

      There are currently no plans for an official or studio recording, but who knows what might happen in the future.

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