And just like that – poof! – all remaining performances of Rock ‘n Roll Heaven are sold out. The highest average weekly gross of any show in Centre Stage history and, taken with the success of last year’s Country Queens, conclusive proof that concerts conceived, arranged and produced entirely in-house are bankable products.
This October/November, I’ll be performing the role of the Judge in Trial by Jury. I do hope that GLOW (Greenville Light Opera Works) impressario Christian Elser’s idea of producing light opera in Greenville on a regular basis catches on. Centre Stage is fortunate to be hosting such a project. (Read about it in the Centre Stage newsletter.)
My first week of debt-free living has been marred by a persistent cold. No amount of rest, soup, vitamins or sinus rinse seems capable of staying it from its appointed rounds.
Saturday, March 6 update: Last night’s performance sustained a 20-minute interruption when the haze machine tripped the fire alarm. 285 people had to be evacuated to the parking lot where they waited for the fire department to arrive and declare the kerfuffle a non-emergency. The show did go on afterward, and nobody complained, but the haze machine has been retired.