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Sweet Dreams

I guess it's time I updated you guys on the status of the the show, right? Well, we are now in the middle of a SOLD-OUT run and things are going well! There are a lot of colds going around the cast but we're all coping well. The response from our audiences have been amazing and we've received standing ovations for every performance to date! :) We added 2 extra shows to the run, to satisfy the demand for tickets and we still could have sold more! That makes us the most successful show in SMT history! A good way to kick off the 50th Anniversary Season!

Anyway, right now we're in the middle of a long week, with an added performance on the Wednesday AND an added matinee on Saturday (plus the normal Saturday evening performance), so we're all trying to get as much rest as we can inbetween shows!

I can honestly say I've never done a show that's taken so much energy out of me! The cast is on stage for pretty much the whole show, with just a couple of minutes break here and there for costume changes. The intermission is spent entirely getting things prepared for the second act and then, after doing the show, we're back out there doing it all over again with the high-energy, all-singing, all-dancing megamix (which lasts for almost 10 minutes)! *Note to the theatre managers: PLEASE turn down the heating in the theatre! We understand that it's getting a little colder outside but we DIE under those lights and wigs in that heat! Talk about a workout! To quote one of the songs from the show, "It's getting very hard to see us from sideways on!". Lol On the plus side, I could do with losing a few pounds! Maybe I'll weigh myself after the final show to see just how much weight I've lost... :p

Anyway, that's how things are in the world of Joseph right now. I'd normally invite you to come see it but WE'RE COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!! (Did I already mention that? Lol).

If you weren't lucky enough to get a ticket, then you can read all about what you're missing in our AWESOME review on InsideToronto.com here: http://www.insidetoronto.com/what's%20on/article/1241342--scarborough-music-theatre-opens-with-joseph-and-the-amazing-technicolor-dreamcoat

Catch up with you all soon!

Martin x

The dream is technicolor

As most of you know, I am currently in rehearsals for a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat which runs from Nov 3rd-19th.

All I can say is "WOW"! This show is surpassing all my expectations! We've only been rehearsing for just over 2 weeks and we already have ACT 1 under our belts! Musically, it's sounding GREAT! Now we just have to put the music together with all the choreography! The cast of this production are incredibly talented and the production team are so good to work with. Their vision is excellent and will put a whole new twist on the productions you usually see of this show.

Want to find out what makes this one so different...? Check out the details on my events page and book your tickets now to find out! Better be quick though... our entire 3 week run is already almost 90% sold out and selling FAST! To satisfy the demand for tickets, we have now added 2 extra performances on Wednesday 9th November at 8.00pm and Saturday 12th November at 2.00pm. That means we are now looking at selling 118% of our tickets, not 100%! But with only 28% left to sell and 6 whole weeks until opening night, anyone wanting to see the show had better call the box office REAL SOON!

Sunday will be our biggest test of how things are coming together with our stumble through of ACT 1. I'll let you guys know how it goes...

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