|In the Martha Lou Henley Rehearsal Hall, going over the last few details before |
we throw open the doors to the public! We're expecting more than 200 subscribers
to come through our doors tonight.
|Check out that spread!|
|A free poster for each subscriber. The 2011-2012 illustrations are by |
Brian Stauffer, and the posters were designed by VO's Graphic Designer Annie Mack.
|A chance to see Musetta's dress close-up. This dress was |
worn by Monica Huisman in the 2008 production of
|Special Projects Manager Jennifer Lord leads a tour. Here, she's describing|
how the sprung dance floor was installed just in time for
West Side Story rehearsals.
|Doug carefully removes all danger from the tour route. Our Assistant Technical|
Director, Gregg Steffensen builds smaller set pieces here for our mainstage
and Vancouver Opera In Schools touring productions.
|Touring the Production and Props areas.|
|Our Head of Props is Valerie Moffat. Let's give her a hand!|
|Through the Production offices, where we see bits and pieces from several |
productions, including this giant sign from 2003-2004's The Threepenny Opera.
|The Production area kitchen, where we run into The Motones! The Motones |
barbershop quartet was on hand to provide fun musical entertainment
for our guests.
|We leave the Motones to rehearse as we continue our tour.|
|Through the big doors and back into the other part of the building. The O'Brian|
Centre is split into two sections: Production at one end, and the MLH Rehearsal
Hall at the other. Admin offices are upstairs.
|Into Wardrobe! Head of Costumes Parvin Mirhady tells our guests how |
costumes get built and altered for each production.
|And back into the Martha Lou Henley Rehearsal Hall.|
|The Motones serenade the crowd. Along with the sprung floor, the mirrors along the |
back wall were installed for our West Side Story dance rehearsals.
|Our guests are delighted by the roving Motones!|
|The catering is well-received.|
|General Director James Wright with a subscriber.|