Music Makers: Getting ready to take a bite

Rehearsals are in full swing at the Music Makers Theatre in Fort St. James.

  • Dec. 30, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Directors: Elyse Gammon and Allison Eytcheson

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

Rehearsals are in full swing at the Music Makers Theatre in Fort St. James.

I Only Have Fangs for You will be performed at the theatre in February, 2016 and the cast of seven are eager to bring it all together.

The play is a comedy melodrama by Craig Sodaro.  “It’s got a little bit of everything: blood, gore, heroines and vampires. It’s very contemporary,” cast member, Eileen Bennison said.

Bennison is no stranger to the stage and with the commitment involved in preparing a full production.

“It’s a lot of work but it’s a funny play. We are having so much fun and that’s what it’s all about.”

The cast, who now consider themselves family, have been busily rehearsing twice a week since October.

Allison Eytcheson is co-directing with Elyse Gammon. “It’s a farce, it’s a comical physical comedy,” Eytcheson said.

“There’s also a bit of a plot twist with a character who ends up being not what you expect,” Gammon adds.

The cast is also thrilled with the new lights and sound system that the theatre recently had installed. “We are so excited. It will make a big difference,” Eytcheson said.

The cast has also been receiving regular feedback from a professional instructor from Theatre Northwest in Prince George.

“It’s been so helpful to have professional eyes looking at us. It gives us a better perspective,” cast member Raquel Friesen said.

All in all, costumes are coming together, sets are being designed and lines are being learnt. As each performer comes onto the stage, it’s clear that this is a farce not to be missed.

“It really is so funny. We just want everyone to come out and enjoy and to laugh with us and at us,” Friesen said.

I Only Have Fangs for You will be performed on: Feb. 26-27 and on March 4-5.

 

 

 

 

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