Thursday, August 30, 2007

BoarsHead's open rehearsal

BoarsHead is doing something rather exciting and smart.

When I was in L.A. last winter, one of the critics pointed out that as a sports reporter, he was able to get into the lockerroom before and after each game, come to practices, and interview any player he wanted. With theater, on the other hand, he wasn't allowed to come to anything but a performance picked out by the theater company. He asked why theaters didn't have open rehearsals.

Well, BoarsHead is doing just that with their upcoming show, Mrs. Warren's Profession. A press release went out on Thursday saying that Friday's rehearsal would be open to BoarsHead subscribers and patrons. The open portion of the rehearsal is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the rehearsal hall to the west of the lobby.

The show is being directed by James Glossman and is starring Paula Prentiss and Prentiss Benjamin. Other cast members include Ken Beachler (local, well-known star), Gary Huston (from Voice of Good Hope for which he received an Oscar Wilde Award nomination for best supporting actor), Jack Moran, and Paul Murphy.

It's a great idea--even if the notice about it is a little short for getting the word out. Many patrons have no idea what goes on in a rehearsal and will enjoy getting a chance to sit in on it.

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