Auditions today at 2 for the new Bradbury project, and more on Monday, as we cast our 2 lead actors. We record at the end of the month, so time is short (as it always seems to be).
What IS the new Bradbury project you ask?
It's none other than SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES.
After he heard our production of DANDELION WINE, Mr. B asked us if we would be interested in producing this incredibly scary story - of course I said YES right away (its one of my favorite books), and an hour later he sent me the script via email. I cleared the schedule and put it into immediate production (once the agents and publishers worked out the details)!
I spoke with Mr. B on the phone the other day, and he is such a nice man. We discussed an idea that we had for the music in two of the key scenes (well, our Director Nancy Curran Willis had the idea), and he LOVED it! So, as soon as I am done with the POWDER RIVER episodes, I will modify the script he sent me for audio (sound and music cues - not the dialog) and we're on our way. As we were finishing our conversation, I thanked him again for the chance to do these shows, and I mentioned I was very happy he liked Dandelion Wine. He said "On to the future - SOMETHING WICKED!" THAT's Ray Bradbury.
Also new at CRT, we will be producing 15 episodes of a brand new detective series (a female detective no less!) that I am very excited about! I am hoping to get those underway in September.
Lot's going on - and never a dull moment.
ON TO THE FUTURE!