Pioneer Theatre Guild: Oklahoma! (Publicity Shoot)
While we were briskly walking to the publicity shoot location at beautiful Greenview Park, I actually broke into song: “The hills are alive with the sound of music…” However, since the clouds were dark and menacing, perhaps I should have been singing “Here comes the rain again…” Indeed, nearly 15 minutes later, we were all racing back to our cars to escape the pouring rain. We may have been wet, but we were happy, for despite being rushed we still managed to get some great shots.
The cast and crew were definitely well prepared for a fast-paced shoot. Costumes, hair, and make-up were great, as always. Pioneer High School seniors Tim Van Riper, Lydia Hiller, and John Spalding snapped into their roles as Curly, Laurey, and Jud, respectively. Tim has a lot of experience as a leading man (this being his 3rd leading role with Pioneer Theatre Guild), and he knew exactly what to do for the publicity shoot. Thanks to producer Susan Hurwitz and art director Kiel Lerch for helping to direct and improve the shots — especially given the crazy-fast pace of the shoot, their input was essential.
- Adults: $12
- Students/Seniors/PHS Staff: $9
- Saturday, November 7 @ 7:30pm
- Sunday, November 8 @ 2pm matinee
- Friday, November 13 @ 7:30pm
- Saturday, November 14 @ 7:30pm
- Sunday, November 15 @ 2pm matinee
All performances will be in Schreiber Auditorium at Ann Arbor’s Pioneer High School.