Once Upon A Mattress came and went and it was a fabulous production.
Our Summer show tends to get less performers than our Fall and Spring shows so budget-wise I’m always nervous, but we ended up with a decent cast size and were able to secure a smaller theater so our costs were kept way down. *big sigh of relief from the person who balances the checkbook*
This show will always be near and dear to my heart because it’s the first show I ever performed in outside of little school plays. I played the Jester and had a song and dance all by myself on the stage. It definitely brought back memories when I saw that number performed by our own super talented little Jesters (they were double cast).
Luckily I was able to costume a lot of the show from our own stock as well as rent other pieces from a local company. This helped to keep costs down as well.
In the end, we did go slightly over budget with this production but our awesome showing for Summer Camp helped us balance it out. On to the next show!