We are in the final hours of editing for Ray Bradbury's THE HALLOWEEN TREE - finally! It will be finished in the wee hours of the morning.
This production was recorded on Dec.2, 2006, and then put on hold until we upgraded our music department. I knew this show needed the very best music we could get, and I decided to wait until we had it. The following summer, of 2007, the music was ready to go, and Jeff started to work on the score. On Jan. 16th, Chris Snyder started post production. Recording for re-takes also took place on Jan. 27 and 28, 2008, Feb.16, and March 3, 2008.
We have 8 very talented (and I DO mean talented) youngsters in this cast; Matthew Scott Robertson, Anastas Varinos (our two stars of SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES), Connor Doherty (from GUNS OF POWDER RIVER), Curtis Brauner, Dan Duran, James McLean (POWDER RIVER), Jacob Rosenbaum, and Rob Cattell. These guys poured their hearts out for this production, and it shows.
Two of these young performers have some pretty good gigs going on at the moment! Matthew is about to embark on an eight month tour of Asia in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, while Jacob Rosenbaum is doing some Shakespeare in NYC as the young Macduff to Patrick Stewarts Macbeth!
J.T. Turner narrates the story. In fact, it was J.T. who first mentioned THE HALLOWEEN TREE, back when we were starting work on DANDELION WINE. If it wasn't for him, I probably would not have thought about doing it!
Although the show won't be released until September or October, we are going to be posting a trailer at the CRT website, so you can get a sneak peek! Look for it towards the end of the week, or early next.