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A Message To GBM Readers From Warner



Constructioncontinues 014_SmallHey folks. This is just a quick message to let you know in advance that I won’t be around much between now and July 13 or so. If you follow my real life exploits at all you know I’ve been extremely busy in my day job as Artistic Director at Wayside Theatre this past year. We’ve been renovating our historic theatre, while performing in another location. We are just under three weeks away from the grand re-opening on July 13. Tomorrow we start rehearsals for the first show in the newly renovated theatre, Always… Patsy Cline. To give you an idea of how far we have yet to go, there are no seats installed yet and the stage lighting and sound systems are still a work in progress. The good news is that we’re already sold out for the first weekend, so we better be ready.

We are in what I call the final sprint as each day brings new challenges and new craziness. Managing an army of contractors has just about driven me insane, and now I’m managing the various inspectors who have to come in and approve all the work. Between finishing up that renovation work and starting rehearsals I won’t have much time for keeping up with all the goings on and fun that happens daily here on Oh, I’m sure you’ll see a post or two here or there but I won’t be contributing nearly as much during this period. Rob, as always a super guy, is oh, so generous with his support and I really appreciate that from him. He’s a true friend and apparently a great Santa Claus as well.

So, as Rob, Matt, Sierra, John, and Craig keep things perking here, know that I won’t be too far away, just extremely busy. And I’m sure my Tablet PC(s) will come in quite handy during this final sprint. That said, I’m already looking forward to life returning slightly back to normal once we re-open the theatre. Wait a minute. Who am I kidding? There’s nothing normal about a life in the theatre. So, never mind.

If you are in our neck of the woods after July 13, let me know. I’d be thrilled to show you around the theatre and treat you to a show. You have to buy the beer though. I’m going to need it.


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