Tuesday, December 10, 2013

aslan is on the move | tales from the tour

PT's production of THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE  has been on tour for the last few weeks now. The show was in Kelowna this weekend and has now reached its final stop at Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops. Through out the tour the cast and crew will be blogging with stories and pictures from their experiences on the road called "Tales From the Tour". Read on for another entry from actor Kaitlin Williams:

We headed out on the road last Thursday. I was a bit anxious about the drive and the Coquihalla, but the day couldn't have been better and we were treated to the most beautiful sights. With the snow and the trees we actually felt like we were going into Narnia!

Kelowna was a special stop as Mack grew up there and still has lots of family in town. When we arrived on Thursday afternoon the first thing we did was head to Mack's alma mater, Okanagan Mission Secondary School, to speak to the senior drama class. Laura (our stage manager), Mack and I spent about an hour with the students sharing our experiences as young professionals working in theatre. Mack was a bit nervous going back to his old high school but the students treated us very well and it was an enjoyable experience for everyone.

After that we headed off to our venue, the Creekside Theatre, just outside of Kelowna. We had three performances there and were hosted graciously by Horst Jassman who runs the theatre (he bought us pizza!). The audiences were quite receptive and it felt nice to be in a theatre a slightly more manageable size than some of the other theatres we have visited.

Probably our most special show was our Sunday matinee. Lots of our family, including our two nephews, came to see the show. We thought that the 90 minute run time might be too much for the little guys. They not only lasted through the whole show but practiced Uncle Mack's "beaver walk" the rest of the night. It was a treat to have them join us! 

Everyone in Kelowna was welcoming and excited to have us, which felt very good. Horst told us stories of people phoning the box office to let him know how much they enjoyed the show, and the one night we had a smaller house the audience was as receptive as some of our sold out crowds. Thank you to everyone in Kelowna who hosted us - we loved being there!

Up next the gang is in Kamloops at Western Canada Theatre with performances from Dec 11-22nd. If you would like more information about the show, or about tickets, you can find that here

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