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Pittsfield Players

South Pacific Flashback 1983

 

The Pittsfield Players are having a flashback. The year is 1983 and production has started on the Rogers and Hammerstein musical, South Pacific. Auditions and Rehearsals have taken place at the Odd Fellows Hall, third floor on Main Street in Pittsfield. The set has been built and transported via pick up truck and manpower to Depot Street where Arthur And Vaulien Dame have allowed rental of The Scenic Theatre. The set mainly consists of canvas “flats” (aka walls in theatre-speak) and backdrops plus a few props and furniture. A temporary stage has been built out over the first few rows of seats and another platform has been built out over the several seats to the left for the orchestra “pit.” All of this will be taken down in between the two weekends worth of performances because there will be movies shown during the week. The cast gathers in Vaulien’s beauty shop for make-up and the actors tromp through the alley to get to the backstage door where the huge fans will blow oil heated hot air over the shivering actresses in their grass skirts. Most likely directors Roland Charron and Elsie Morse will not rest as the show is given over to the stage manager, instead they will pace, they will pay attention to every word said, every lyric sung and later take pride in what they have brought to the audiences of Pittsfield.

 

Flash Forward 2014. The Scenic Theatre is one hundred years old this year. The Pittsfield Players purchased it in 1991 and perform its housekeeping tasks and upkeep, such as the painting of the historic facade that just took place last week. The heat is now propane and the actors get ready in the green room upstairs to later descend to the backstage via the second means of egress that Globe provided us to come up to NFPA code. Auditions and rehearsals take place in the Scenic Theatre, home of The Pittsfield Players. The set is being built with new innovations and the stage is a permanent fixture. There are no more movies at the Scenic Theatre and the orchestra is mainly contained in an electronic keyboard with a few accompanying instruments. But some things don’t change. Most likely, director Maye Hart will not rest, she will pace just as Roland did, and take pride, just as Elsie did, as the Pittsfield Players bring South Pacific to Pittsfield audiences once again.

The Pittsfield Players present South Pacific November 7, 8, 14 & 15 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, November 9 at 2PM. Doors will be open one hour prior to performances for refreshments and raffles. Tickets, $17, are available by clicking on the Buy Tickets button, by calling (603) 435-8852 to reserve or at the box office the afternoon, evening of performances. Come reminisce with us.

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