Welcome to our new PHS show blog! One of my favorite parts of being involved in shows is getting to see the production come together, from the auditions through the curtain going up, and even afterwards when the cast and crews "strike" the set and the stage is once again bare. But audience members don't get a chance to see that process. This show blog will help give you occasional sneak peeks behind the scenes at "Shrek, The Musical," which opens on Feb. 17 at Memorial Auditorium, 503 N. Pine in Pittsburg. We'll start with a glimpse of what's currently on the stage this week awaiting assembly.
The set was used last summer by Theatre in the Park in Kansas City in partnership with the Jewish Community Center, and cost them $20,000. PHS Director Greg Shaw was able to get it for $1,000. He also scored costumes and a 22-foot-long dragon that had been used by Liberty High School in Liberty, Missouri.
We'd like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Watco Companies, based right here in Pittsburg, for providing transportation to bring our set to town from Kansas City.
It's going to be a fantastic show. We'll be providing more sneak peeks in coming days, so subscribe to this blog via the RSS Feed so you don't miss anything! And if you haven't gotten tickets yet, visit www.memorialauditorium.org and buy them today for your chance at the best seats. You can even print them from home to avoid standing in line. On with the show! — Andra Stefanoni, PHS Drama Mama (PHS Class of 1988 and Pittsburg Community Theatre Board Member)