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After a youth-heavy WEST SIDE STORY production, Northern Light Opera Company plans to provide opportunities for all ages of performers in 2016. Performers will develop their singing, dancing and acting skills, increasing their facility with British accents and manners. Construction crews will increase skills in scenic painting, costume and set construction skills. We expect continued growth in our talent pool and volunteer base. We expect to develop the Armory further as a theater space, and hope for another sold-out run. An audience survey will be conducted. An audience watcher will record audience first hand response to the production. Audience written and oral comments will be collected. Feedback from cast and crew will be solicited at the cast picnic after the strike on Sunday afternoon following the final performance. The Northern Light Opera Company Board will make a formal evaluation of the project at its first board meeting following the production.
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN succeeded artistically; 7 sold-out audiences of 2100; the Armory space set up as an “alley” stage, ½ audience on each side offered new acting challenges. The script of Annie Get Your Gun, required Northern Light Opera Company to diligently recruit Native Americans. Sitting Bull, 5 cast members in various roles including Pow Wow dancers, and, 2 back stage volunteers had Native heritage. Different cultural backgrounds coming together as cast and audience has been positive for the entire Park Rapids community.
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