Pentacle Theatre, Salem, Oregon
FINALLY! I'm able to officially announce the news: The Governing Board of Pentacle Theatre here in Salem, Oregon has decided on the line up for the theatre's 2008 season.
"Dorian" will be the 3rd show of the 8 shows presented next year, running four weeks starting in April.
I have been on pins and needles for two months now while the play reading committee and the theatre's board went through the complicated process of considering 80 different shows, and putting together a balanced season with variety and high ticket sales potential.
This is the first time in almost 40 years that they've done an original musical. The publicity will be big for this event because of that very fact.
I'll be directing the production, as I have for 9 shows previously at Pentacle.
In The Listening Room here at the Garritan Forums, since joining up in November, I've been posting the numbers from the show. In celebration of the show being done, I'll be posting the next number soon--I hope you all get a chance to hear it.
WHAT WE SHOULD DO - Organize a Garritan party here in Salem during the run of "Dorian." - ! - The city has a beautiful new hotel at the convention center down town, with the best bar/restaurant on the ground floor. Picture a group of us hanging out there, seeing the show in the evening, maybe starting collaborative projects while everyone's in town---just having a Great Garritan time of it. Think about it!
I'M SO RELIEVED--And wanted the Garritan family online to be the first to know about this fantastic news of mine!
SUNDAY JULY 15th update - Today in the Sunday edition of the Statesman Journal, Salem OR's newspaper, the 2008 season at Pentacle Theatre was announced in a very prominent article, with "Dorian" given a lot of focus. I was surprised to see that they even included a head shot of me!
Here's the good article, pieced together from scans and HTML so I could have an online version of it: