WAKEFIELD - The seats are lined up and the tickets are rolling out.
This month, cast and crew at the Little Red Hen Theatre in Wakefield are getting a little excited.
“Because for the first time in a year, we’re actually going to have audiences, in our seats, watching us perform live,” said Little Red Hen Managing Director T Adam Goos
Over a year of taking their performances digital, the theatre is ready to get back to making theatre personal - beginning the season with a story that will put a little magic back into the arts.
“Our first show that we’re doing - it’s a long title so hang on - the first show that we’re doing is called ‘Puffs,’” Goos said.
“Puffs” is a theatrical parody centered around certain students of a certain house in a certain school of magic.
The previous year has been a lot of learning about how to get shows into the eyes of absent viewers. Now, it’s a lot of brushing up on the old skills.
“Getting back into the habit of staging and rehearsing a show for a live audience that they have to do several performances in a row, we’re all just kind of gearing back up into that,” Goos said.
While they’re getting back to business as usual, the lessons learned from COVID may become a mainstay in future Little Red Hen productions.
“As hard as this year was, it has presented an opportunity,” Goos said, “a new way to think about how to interact with your community.”
“The show will also be filmed, and then we will stream that April 23rd through May 1st.”
With the production of “Puffs”, the theatre is getting ready to leave the COVID world far, far behind.
“It’s going to be a blast to put together and just a complete riot,” Goos said.
To purchase tickets for the show on April 15th, or to see their upcoming performances of the season, click here.