Shoreline Musical Theatre Society’s upcoming production, Come Fly With Us, is sure to provide something for everyone.
The performance features a review of classic numbers, largely from musicals, that were popular in the sixties and early seventies.
Shoreline is taking a creative approach to this production, which will feature video screens and broadcasted images, and a minimal set.
“We’ll be using three or four projectors and large pieces of fabric hanging in the background,” said director/choreographer Heather Gordon Murphy. Images will be projected on to the fabric, the actors, and the walls around the stage.
Jacquie Gordon has been assisting Gordon Murphy with the costumes. “Most of the numbers are set in the 60’s,” said Gordon. “And each number has its own costumes. There will be lots of costume changes.”
Many of the costumes are vintage. Costumes pieces from previous Shoreline productions are also being used, and new pieces are being created. There are a range of styles – from hippy to housewife.
For example, in the number Comedy Tonight! from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the cast will be in black with white toga tops. The women will be wearing gold fascinators and the men will be wearing gold wreaths.
Another challenging number to costume is Come Fly with Me.
Stewardess costumes are being made for the women in the number, including hats. Fortunately, Victor Jordan, the solo singer in the number, came with a pilot’s outfit from when he served in the military.
The audience will step back in time through the retro boutiques that will be set up in the theatre lobby. Audience members coming to the opening night performance (or any performance) are encouraged to dress in the ’60s style.
The show runs at the Tidemark Theatre March 15, 16, and 17 at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance on March 17 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $25, and available at the Tidemark Theatre box office, (250) 287-7465.