Ever since Jonah’s scheduled, yet premature, demise in mid-February (shows were briskly selling out, but the SCERA was committed to other bookings coming in), we’ve been doing our best to wrangle Jonah back to the stage. Turns out that even though we’ve run the show before, getting it back on its feet is still a sizable undertaking. Many pieces have to fall into place. Actually, that’s not saying it right at all. These kinds of pieces don’t typically “fall into place.” We usually have to stomp on them.
Pieces like finding a venue that’s large enough that we can keep our ticket prices in the family friendly neighborhood, yet still allow us to make enough to be fiscally responsible. And pieces like finding a window when we can get as much of our cast and crew back as possible. (Ever try finding an open four-week period in the calendars of several dozen ridiculously busy people?)
Nothing comes easily (where would be the fun in that?), but the stomping seems to be working, and it’s looking like the pieces are finally coming together. We hope to be able to announce something soon.
In the meantime, I took a little time out from editing the movie to put together this little teaser trailer for the summer run. I keep tweaking it a little, but here’s what it’s looking like at the moment:
Wouldn’t it be nice to get these fine people back together again?