Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tech show #5, Mallery Avidon's "I Hate Bikes"

Veteran actor Seanjohn Walsh is wearing a tuxedo t-shirt. 'Nuff said.

There's confusion whether the 20 minute tech time has started. No official call has been made, but action is occurring. Decisions on lights and microphones are debated.

The band breaks into a thumping post-punk groove with a heavy bass line and a blistering fuzz guitar. The feedback is turned on high for added effect -- it works. The band once again proves it's worth.

Actors still pace, rehearsing lines as yards of microphone cable are uncoiled. Director Paul Budraitis converses patiently with Belyea and superstar stage manager Lou Butler over lighting and sound cues, at one time needing to call for quiet onstage, then commences with directing the tech for his play. This transition from intermission into Play #5 is a tricky one and needs everyone's complete focus, which is getting harder to do, given how late in the day it's getting.

The band has a lot to do in this one, and there's not a whole lot of time to practice it. These things have a way of coming together when they need to, though; the magic of 14/48...

One minute... the last moment is found... the next show has moved into the house... apologies are made (whether necessary or not)... aaaaaaaaannnnnnnndddddddd.... TIME!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That'd be "a blistering fuzz ukulele", btw.
Signed E R Anderson