Whew! This weekend we debuted a World Premiere Christmas musical by Rich Follett and Larry Dahlke, entitled Glory Bea! A Sheandoah Christmas Story. We had two previews, made a bunch of changes in this new show and offered it as a gift to our community at the official opening on Sunday night. To say it was a smashing success would be an understatement. Three audiences loved this show, which we hope promises many more full houses to come.
The entire company of Wayside Theatre audiences outdid themsevles on this one. Incorporating last minute changes and re-writes, while rehearasing two casts simultaneously, is no easy task, especially with children in the cast. But the kids, the adults and the staff were all sensational. This is truly an experience for the ages, on many levels, and one none of us will ever forget.
Now, it is on to a month of performances and bringing Glory Bea! and Christmas to our community. What a spectacular gift we have to offer, and what a treat our audiences and community has in store.