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And The Clock Starts Now

Saturdays in August can be particularly challenging and exciting for the Glimmerglass staff and crew. We run in rep, or rotation, which means Saturdays in August feature two different productions. For example, this Saturday we have The Tender Land at 1:30 p.m. and Tosca at 8 p.m. In between the two productions is what we call a changeover, which is exactly what it sounds like. All the scenery, lighting and costumes have to be changed over for the evening production. Our crews have less than three hours in which to do this. We invite audience members to join us in the balcony to watch the changeover process as a member of our production staff narrates and answers questions.

Here is a quick video our A/V Coordinator created of a Saturday changeover last year:

But, our Saturday mornings actually begin with the free backstage tour. If you’d like to attend the tour, meet us at the front of the theater at 10 a.m., and we’ll show you how it all comes together.

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