Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Poetry time

An ode to the design elements of our show, set to the tune of that classic showtune, "My Favorite Things". No, that's not from 110 in the Shade, so don't go expecting to hear it pop up in the middle of Act Two! ;)

Raindrop projections and stormclouds a'brewin',
Dusty street scenescapes and oversize moons,
Thunder and lightning flying 'cross the screen,
These are a few of our technical things.

Mic packs that wedge into too-tiny places,
Beige cords criss-crossing actor necks and faces,
Sound levels balanced and piped to the wings,
These are a few of our technical things.

Lanterns and clipboards and old water pails,
Havana cigars shipped to town on the rails,
Brown picnic baskets with feasts fit for kings,
These are a few of our technical things.

Bright painted wagons and sturdy wood tables,
Platforms we dance on (so thankful they're stable!)
Tall wooden columns stretch up to the beams,
These are a few of our technical things.

Snappy suspenders and light faded dresses,
Bobby pins jammed in to hold up our tresses,
Cowboy boots clomping as we dance and sing,
These are a few of our technical things.

Soft sweet blue light makes the night so serene,
Hot red daylight makes you long for some sunscreen,
Brightness and dimness that colors the scenes,
These are a few of our technical things.

When my notes strain
(makes me insane!)
Or my lines get crossed,
I simply look 'round at the technical things
and then I don't feel so lost!

3 comments:

  1. You rock. Although you left out brilliantly executed cues. Next song, perhaps?

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  2. I'll write a haiku regarding brilliantly executed cues, just for you!

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  3. Don't forget your web!!! With numbers!!

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