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Preview week VS opening night

With this third and final show of our mainstage season about to begin, Bay Street has now had two preview weeks and two opening nights. During the time of preview week we often get asked the question, “what are previews?”

Previews are a set of performances that occur before opening night and may be slightly different than the final product.


Many may ask, “why do previews occur?”

Previews occur to allow the director and crew to identify problems and opportunities for improvement that weren't found during rehearsals and to make adjustments before everyone is. invited to attend.

Once the creative team works out all the kinks and they think it’s flawless, the show becomes “frozen”. When a show is “frozen”, this means that the show can no longer be changed and is the final version ready for opening night.

Linked below is a video created by TDF and The Assembly explaining preview shows. This video was written and directed by Mark Blankenship, shot and edited by Nicholas Guldner and starring Edward Bauer, Ben Beckley, Jess Chayes, and Nick Benacerraf, with a guest appearance by Mark Blankenship.



Posted: July 30, 2019 in Shows & Events

Tagged: annie get your gun, mainstage