Jimmy!: A Musical Fable with Almost No Historical Basis premiered last Friday at the Irondale Center. Producing assistant Amiko Gonzalez talks about the challenging process of taking a new musical through tech week in this blog post. Jimmy! will be running through Saturday, August 16. Make sure to book your tickets today!
After these four grueling days of tech, Jimmy!: A Musical Fable with Almost No Historical Basis is now able to be seen by many. From decorating the stage to stopping and starting scenes to make things right, all of NTSA’s cast and crew worked tirelessly to ensure that Jimmy! is a smashing hit.
Monday’s load-in was full of hours and hours of heavy lifting that made everyone’s muscles grow a little more. Over the course of the day, our set was erected by our amazing set designers and technicians. As well as duvatine being placed on the windows (a scary and somewhat dangerous job -- ladders!). The costume designers worked inexhaustibly to get all the alterations for the costumes done. While elsewhere the actors tried on the costumes to get the perfect fit.
Then came cue-to-cue, a process that was as slow as molasses, but really helped perfect the play. In order to ensure that the lighting fixtures were up and running, this process needed to happen. As we continued to stop and start the play, changes sprung up to ensure that this production was amazing. All of that hard work finally paid off. In the end, these exhausting days have all been worth it to ensure that you, the viewers, get the best experience.
Don't miss out on this time-traveling, bunny-attacking, Molotov cocktail-tossing extravaganza! Buy your tickets for Jimmy! today!