It is quiet on the Barn Stage at Priscilla Beach Theatre (PBT). "A Chorus Line," has wrapped after an incredibly popular and successful 14-performance run. These mirrors are all that remains from that show, waiting to be disassembled and removed. I can still hear the echoes of that powerful ensemble closing number, the performers lined up across the stage, their glittering costumes, legs kicking, hats raised - what a show that was!
The theatre stands regally and quiet on this hot summer day.
The iconic 1937 Chevy truck is parked nearby. 1937 was the year when PBT first opened.
Inside, the master carpenters from Kelleher Fine Builders, Kingston, MA, are here again to begin construction of the new set for "Forum." These are the same builders, Paul and Van, who spent much of 2014 and 2015 carrying out the extraordinary renovation of the venerable PBT Barn Stage and other campus buildings.
They begin assembling the pieces they built offsite into the basic framework for what will be three adjacent house facades.
The mirrors from "A Chorus Line" help make a fun image.
It takes a big team to pull together a seamless professional performance and PBT has set and achieved a high bar on that point.
Here is a sample set of what a Canadian designer developed for his production of the show in Vancouver. (Source: Lance Cardinal).
"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," opens on August 4th for 11 performances. If you don't have tickets yet, you'd better hurry up before they're all gone. Contact PBT online at this link or by phone at 508-224-4888.
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