Saturday, May 16, 2009
MOVING ON UP
Our difficulties were great at the Hollywood Fight Club. We will exit here with the joy that we got through it despite censorship that threatened to close us down after Friday night to moving on up... to the Third Street Promenade and playing three additional performances at the really beautiful Promenade Playhouse at 1404 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. It's well lit and very cozy and three times the size of the Fight Club Theatre. It actually has two full bathrooms available to ether cast or crew or public. At the Fight Club, there was no public restrooms except way upstairs and down a dark hall. There really wasn't an actor's bathroom because that bathroom was loaded with props-- YES PROPS-- you had to literally crawl around furniture and stools and drops etc to somehow squeeze your poor butt on a toilet seat. But now we are moving on up to the Promenade Theatre which is two blocks from the Santa Monica pier. I came up with the idea of renting a theatre and dividing the cost equally among our ten cast members-- then we gave them tickets at $20- 22 each for them to sell or give away at a discount and keep the money. Immediate return on your $100.00 investment. And so, now, "A Little Bit of Broadway" will play in a very swanky place where hundreds of tourists will be enjoying the Memorial Day Weekend. I was really amused by the fact that the owner of the Fight Club Theatre who had threatened to close us down on last Friday night--if we did not cut our show to be less than two hours. Well we cut three scenes, three songs and a finale and made it.
Now with our move, we can add the stuff back in that we cut and we control the box office and the Refreshment Counter/ We will go down on Friday and put out banners and posters and try to attract the tourist public. We will not return to the Fight Club Theatre--it held a few blessings-- like our amazing cast but it also held more problems than you could ever imagine. Thank God for our lead Brice Oates--he's absolutely amazing. So id you're in the area we will play at "The Promenade" on Friday, May 22, 23rd (8pm) and Sunday, May 24th 7pm) Come on down! WE will restore some of our cuts!