Director excited about 'Joyful Noises'
February 25, 2013
By Vicki Blake Thompson
am so excited about our show, "Joyful Noises,"
that opens Friday, March 1, at the Pearl Theater
in Bonners Ferry. I'm discovering that I
absolutely love working in this format with
choral, solos/duets, theater sketches, dance,
and beautiful strong visuals.
"Joyful Noises" celebrates life on planet Earth
with music drawn from Broadway and films and
sketches from bugs' perspectives by Paul
Fleischman and me! It is appropriate for all
ages and runs about two hours.
There is this wonderful sense of the unexpected,
plus the colors and emotion of the photography
projections on the big screen behind the
performers add so much to the music and drama of
it all. As a director, I'm grateful for the
Pearl Theater, which is perfect for this kind of
work and for their producing this original
until you see the beautiful dances choreographed
by Irina Riverman, hear the solos and duets by
some of our best local singers, get flooded with
the sound of the 42 adults and 27 children in
the Bonners Ferry Community & Children's choirs,
laugh and giggle at the theater sketches, and
sink into the beauty and sometimes the comedy of
the photographic images.
This is a "big" production with hundreds of
hours devoted to preparation and practice. The
fruits are apparent. I hope you'll take time to
make one of our performances.
The Pearl Theater is located at 7160 Ash Street.
Show times are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays,
March 1-2 and 8-9, and 3 p.m. Sundays, March 3
and 10. Doors and the Pearl Cafe open one hour
Tickets are $10 for adults and $9 for Pearl
Theater members, youth 16 years and under $5.
They are on sale now at Bonners Books and
Mountain Mike's in Bonners Ferry.
If you're from out of town you can call the
Pearl at (208) 610-2846 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your
ticket... if you need a place to stay let me
know ... there's usually room at the Thompson
Hope to see you there!
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