From Las Vegas, NM, we made the drive to Southern Colorado. Durango is a beautiful town nestled in the Animas River Valley surrounded by the San Juan Mountains. Views from every angle are spectacular. This would be our second time to perform at the Community Concert Hall at FLC but the first time to work with Charles Leslie.
We arrived at the loading dock to find Charlie and the crew ready to get to work! Alan and Chase coordinated the crew and cases moved onto the stage quickly. Keith was able to get our light board patched into the system while I talked with “Renegade” about where our scenery would hang. We were off to a great start!
As the day progressed, the show came together very well. I love the theatre – it is the most magical place on earth. Seeing a place transform into “our show” from nothing is incredible. I never get tired of watching that happen!
As scenery goes into place and lighting starts to create the right atmosphere, I see my “vision” for the show become reality…every single day. One of the things that Cindy and I believe are most important with the show is to maintain consistently. All of us on the team work very hard to make sure that each show captures the essence of what Theatre Of Illusion was designed to be for our audience – the lighting, music, and movement should all work together to create a memorable experience for the crowd. It’s not always an easy task – but it’s well worth the effort!
The local paper, THE DURANGO HERALD, featured the show in a great article. This helped to generate some additional excitement and box office activity. By showtime, we had an excellent audience for a Thursday night performance!
After set up, we made our way down to the green room for dinner. As we passed through the hallways, I noticed one of our old posters framed on the wall. It was pretty cool to see it…but I really need to get them a new one!
Thank you Charles and the entire team at the Community Concert Hall for a great day. And a huge THANK YOU to the people of Durango and surrounding areas for supporting our performance – you guys were awesome!