How’s it going two weeks into the run since Press Opening Night of Paramount’s Kinky Boots? We’re up and running – safely open and the show’s a smash! Since previews began last month, raves from critics and audiences alike are celebrating the double barreled impact of our vaxed and masked patrons’ comfort and their experience of the winning performances, costumes, design, and orchestra! All of this, buoyed by the show’s uplifting message to “accept yourself and you’ll accept others too,” delivers an euphoric event perfectly fitted for your return to live theatre! (Kinky Boots runs until Oct. 17th)
Production plans are full steam ahead for this Tenth Anniversary Season of our Broadway Series as I just left a production meeting for Paramount’s upcoming holiday spectacular: Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Director/Choreographer Brenda Didier and her team are in process devising a gorgeous, family friendly show jam-packed with entrancing sights and surprises, and “The Sweetest Sounds” you’ll ever hear!
Groundhog Day is a challenging head trip of a romp as it’s no mean feat to adapt one of the greatest comedy movies ever made into live theatre. TV weatherman Phil Connors’ exploits take a dramatic turn as he faces his demons and his future doomed to relive the same day again and again. We’re finding a stunning theatricality to our exploration of the book by Danny Rubin (who co-wrote the screenplay) and the score by composer Tim Minchin (of Mathilda the Musical fame). As the familiar farce hilariously plays out, intriguing moments of revelatory self-realization are heightened by this award-winning writing team. Home Team Paramount’s design team meets tomorrow to play with the plot’s potential for some science fictionesque fun!
Our Development & Sponsorship Department’s August Solicitation was hugely successful, but you still have time to make a gift! Pick up your cue here to contribute today and join us as we lift off the artistic and economic vitality of our community with a donation to the General Fund!
Love & thanks,