I'm sitting in my lovely loft on a gorgeous Texas Wednesday in April! After a close call with some storms last night, Scarborough is lovely and peaceful. Odd and interesting weather so far this year. As many of you know we opened Scarborough with a snowstorm...A SNOWSTORM people....in Texas!!! In April! Freakish, fantastical and fun. I've never seen such a strange opening day. Everyone, though, that I ran into was filled with delight - I loved watching the kids trying to catch snowflakes on their tongues! If I'm not mistaken, it's the first time in 50 yeas that it's snowed here on Easter weekend. And the weather after that has been, well, temperate - almost downright chilly! Ah, I hope the lovely weather on weekends continues. Scarborough has been getting nice sized crowds, full of nice people having good times.
We remain busy on the creative front. "Adventures" (Bernard) is still in post, we are looking at a completion date of late summer, early autumn. What I've seen so far is trully beautiful - the land around the Sterling Festival, where we shot last summer, is quite lovely. I think this will be our best work yet. And we're bringing Charri (from Cantiga) on board to help us score this new comedy.
Frank DellaPenna - "Cast in Bronze" - has written a new musical. We are all on board to help him with this project. We are doing a staged reading out here (Sorry, only for "Rennies" at this point) where we will be hearing his piece in its entirety for the first time. Afterwards we'll be taking feedback from the audience and performers. Frank has written some lovely music - I ("Miguel") am directing the reading for him and honored to be a part.
Our cameraman for "Adventures" (Bernard) -Dr. Jules - is coming out to shoot Hey Nunnie Nunnie! and Don Juan and Miguel on two seperate weekends. We, as Blind Dog, are creating a couple of documentaries which will include portions of shows and fun stuff. The title for ours (working title) is "A Weekend With Don Juan and Miguel"...I think it's going to be a blast! We also plan on sneak-previewing some of the movie stuff (If Duncan and Jim are done in time - the movie itself is the most important.
Oooh, speaking of movies - The Lost Princess goes into domestic distribution on July 24! Echelon Studios is releasing it for us. This is a straight to DVD deal, so don't look for it in theaters. It is a slightly different version that the one we've had out, you can call this one "The Director's cut" - also, Jim Hancock is much happier with the sound quality on this new release - amazing what knowldege can help you accomplish.
We're working with Sarah Mullen on a new CD project - we might see a release during Bristol for that one. Keep your eyes peeled on our websites!
So, that's my midway update. Any questions? Comments? COme on and bring 'em on - nothing better than answering freinds and fans...
Be well, or, as my good friend Bodge would say; "Live well, do good".