We’ve been rehearsing every Saturday (and the occasional Monday and Wednesday) since September. 40 kids in the cast have been working hard with their directors, their choreographer, and one another.
A costuming team has been sewing, purchasing, compiling, creating, and going over and over ever-expanding lists of costumes.
The production crew has all but moved in to RTC HQ for the past few weeks to construct the set.
As usual, the neighbours have been slowing down, and wondering – what on EARTH are those people up to?
But finally, the day came when everything got loaded into the truck, and it all trundled away again, to be put together at the theatre. Nothing left in the 2-car garage where we build but the paint stains and the rubble.
And now it’s all there, put together at The Olde Walkerville Theatre, looking beautiful. And the kids have started coming in to rehearse as of tonight. The costumes are being sorted and ironed and hung, and all that hard work is about to move into the big payoff – performance for the audiences.
On Friday morning, we have about 420 students and chaperones coming in to see our school production. Like almost all of our school shows, it is completely sold out.
But have no fear! We have three public shows, and there are lots of seats available.
Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th at 7 p.m., and Sunday, February 26th at 2 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the door, or purchased ahead by email transfer and held at Will Call (Riverfronttheatrecompany@gmail.com). Call if you have questions – 519-817-8780.
Julian David (15 years) and Kristina Garswood, Executive Director, took The Magician’s Nephew and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, and wrote an original script for RTC combining the events of those two stories. We go through the wardrobe with Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, definitely – but we also review the less-commonly known story of where the White Witch came from in the first place. It is faithfully retold by people who love the stories dearly, and we hope very much that the families of Windsor and Essex County will agree that it’s a fine family entertainment, by and for the young people of our community.
We can’t wait to welcome you in to see one of the most beloved children’s stories of the 20th Century. Come on out to see Narnia: The Early Chronicles.