Hi everyone! Temple Gill, Director of Marketing, here. I generally feel strongly that you all want to hear more from our artistic and production departments rather than from marketing folk, but wanted to share some news with you about our Subscriber and Friends Reception.
Last night, we opened our doors to about 120 Huntington subscribers and guests for our annual subscriber reception. Subscribers enjoyed taking backstage tours, hearing a season preview talk, and meeting our staff, and it gave us the opportunity to meet many of our terrific subscribers and hear about the things they love about the Huntington.
The backstage tours were an absolute highlight – subscribers got a chance to go up on stage with members of our production staff to see the set of Bus Stop, and go backstage to visit our scene shops and costume shops, where all of our wonderful staff artisans create our fabulous sets and costumes. One group of ladies told me that this was the third year in a row they’ve taken a tour and that they love that they learn more and that it’s different every time. I feel that way, too, even though I work here, and enjoyed hearing our production team talk about how they make it snow steadily during Bus Stop, what went into repainting the stage floor yesterday afternoon, and how they found vintage jeans and a cowboy jacket for our leading man. It gives me a new appreciation of the show and what my colleagues across the street are going through!
After the tours, everyone settled into the theatre to speak with Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso. Peter described each of the shows of our season, and then the pair took great questions from the audience. Thanks so much to everyone who attended and to all of our staff who helped out! And if you couldn’t make it this year, I hope you all will join us next time!