Friday, September 28, 2012

A Nightmare on Main Street

This fall the CAC/CCT decided to do things a bit differently- no play.  With the help of some dedicated volunteers ( a HUGE  shout out to James Hubers) we are transforming our building into a 14 room haunted house. We are getting close to having all the rooms planned out and several of them are finished. I don't want to give anything away but we have some pretty cool special effects and totally unexpected scenes in the works.

I had no idea how into Halloween James is. Maybe I should be a bit worried? He has come up with some pretty "interesting" ideas for the haunted house. I must admit I am having waaay to much fun with the black lights!

The response we have had from the business community has been amazing.

Anytime Fitness
Carroll Broadcasting
Carroll Cycle Center
Casey's General Store
Commercial Savings Bank
Computer Concepts
Dr Gene Glass
Greteman Agency
Greteman Chiropractic
Haley Implement
K & D Painting
Options Ink
Pro Auto
The Piranha Club
Wittrock Motors

The above mentioned businesses and individuals have donated money, materials or resources to help us create the ultimate haunted house.  THANK YOU! We could not have done this without their support. Please support them!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Nightmare on Main Street

Things are coming together very well for our first ever attempt at a haunted house. We have been kicking around making a haunted house for a few years and this year I met a couple of amazing people who were a huge help during Harry Potter this summer. So now I am cob-web deep in making a haunted house.

The response from the community has been wonderful. We have collected over $800 in sponsorships from area businesses so we could afford to purchase things we need to make this haunted house the best ever. We also have a couple of businesses who have donated materials and in-kind items for the haunted house.

So far we have 7 rooms designed, built and almost finished. My favorite thing to do is to "decorate" scenes when we do shows. So I am in my element decorating these haunted rooms. We are still looking for some more actors and safety people to be in the haunted house during its four night run. If this is successful I am pretty positive that this will become an annual event.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Be there and help SCARE!

CAC/CCT is creating a Haunted House in our building. This a FUNDRAISER for building repairs, insulation and upkeep. We are looking for VOLUNTEERS to help with all parts of the Haunted House. We have Sponsors lined up with cash and in-kind donations and we have room ideas!. Now we need people for characters, safety, construction, make-up- costumes. The dates of the Haunted House are October 24th and 25th 7-9PM and October 26th and 27th 7-10PM. Please come to our meeting! Be There and Help Scare

Monday, September 3, 2012

There's an angel among us!

This summer was busy for the CAC/CCT with Harry Potter in June and then our high school and college summer shows in the black box in July. 

This summer was HOT. As in extremely warm. The air conditioner in the black box decided to quit during the worst of the summer heat in July. I was proud of our cast of "Collective Dating" for going on with the show in spite of the lack of AC. We had fans running and doors open and cold water available for the audience and actors. I think every one in the place lost about 5 pounds each night. The shows were great and the actors did a wonderful job. We warned the audience that the ACwas broken and we didn't have the $1300 to get it fixed. We had a donation jar for the AC and garnered $185- which we were extremely grateful for! But it wasn't enough to get the job done.

During the two weeks between shows we got a phone call from an anonymous person who said- call and get the AC fixed and I will have a check for you for the amount by the end of the week! The cast of "Fresh Brewed" was very appreciative of the cooler climate for rehearsals and the audience was too!

So- THANK YOU to the angel who heard about our plight and gave us the money to get the air conditoner fixed. Thank you from all of us at the Black Box Studio Theatre!