It’s awards night season for the theatre community in Melbourne.
The Music Theatre Guild Awards are tonight followed by the Victorian Drama League Awards tomorrow night.
I have representation in both.
I have two lighting design nominations and am also part of a nominated ensemble group.
On top of that I’m directly related to about 6 other awards for best shows and technical and design awards.
The nominations for the VDL’s are somewhat different with nominations only being announced on the night.
The History Boys should be in with a very good chance for a few awards. Being the Technical Manager of this show I won’t be personally nominated but will be proud of any nominations or awards for the show.
I’ll be posting a few updates at the two ceremonies, and keeping a running commentary on Facebook.
Well itâ€™s time for a show.
Iâ€™m followspotting Call Girl the musical for the next 3 weeks at Chapel off chapel.
No, itâ€™s not a musical about the escort industry but rather a new Australian musical by Tracy Harvey about a call centre.
The story follows Jean Brown on her first day at a shonky customer contact centre populated by flawed characters, including a money hungry man-eater boss from Caroline Springs, a wheeler dealer salesman of dubious reputation, a vacuous air-head brat and a desperate to prove himself team leader with zero training
Iâ€™ve got some tickets available for the previews next week if anyone wants them.
Well, I’m on the eve of one of my bigger lighting designs.
It’s for CLOC music theatre’s production of Shout!.
I’ve remembered why I hat big designs for organised companies. It means I have to be organised.
I’m just too good at procrastinating….
On the otherhand, it’s not that hard. I’m using WYSIWYG for all the hard work.
If I really had the time, i’d visualise it as well, not just do the planning in it.
The hardest part with software like this, is getting the initial infastructure into it for each venue. Once you’ve done it once, you re-use it.
In this case, I just imported a 2D CAD drawing of the venue and then went 3D for the LX from there.
Off to print the finished plan & associated paperwork before I get some sleep before my 6am bumpin….
Photos & details from my past 4 or 5 shows soon..