Friday, July 29, 2011

Boreal 2011, The Tempest: Post Show and Departure Day

July 16, 2011 10:15 PM

During Act 5, DJ Dave Boom sends the Tempest with a Bang while Prospero delivered the following

(Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes and groves,
    And ye that on the sands with printless foot
    Do chase the ebbing Neptune and do fly him
    When he comes back; you demi-puppets that
    By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make,
    Whereof the ewe not bites, and you whose pastime
    Is to make midnight mushrooms, that rejoice
    To hear the solemn curfew; by whose aid,
    Weak masters though ye be, I have bedimm'd
    The noontide sun, call'd forth the mutinous winds,
    And 'twixt the green sea and the azured vault
    Set roaring war: to the dread rattling thunder
    Have I given fire and rifted Jove's stout oak
    With his own bolt; the strong-based promontory
    Have I made shake and by the spurs pluck'd up
    The pine and cedar: graves at my command
    Have waked their sleepers, oped, and let 'em forth
    By my so potent art. But this rough magic
    I here abjure, and, when I have required
    Some heavenly music, which even now I do,
    To work mine end upon their senses that
    This airy charm is for, I'll break my staff,
    Bury it certain fathoms in the earth,
    And deeper than did ever plummet sound
    I'll drown my book."  (The Tempest, act 5, William Shakespeare)

At 10:30 PM Dave Boom Slammed down some great tracks while Propero delivered his closing remarks before he retires for the night and than off to Naples.

Now my charms are all o'erthrown,
    And what strength I have's mine own,
    Which is most faint: now, 'tis true,
    I must be here confined by you,
    Or sent to Naples. Let me not,
    Since I have my dukedom got
    And pardon'd the deceiver, dwell
    In this bare island by your spell;
    But release me from my bands
    With the help of your good hands:
    Gentle breath of yours my sails
    Must fill, or else my project fails,
    Which was to please. Now I want
    Spirits to enforce, art to enchant,
    And my ending is despair,
    Unless I be relieved by prayer,
    Which pierces so that it assaults
    Mercy itself and frees all faults.
    As you from crimes would pardon'd be,
    Let your indulgence set me free. (William Shakespere)

After the show was declared closed, The laser was fired up for the post show celebrations before Propero's cell.

 The dance floor was packed for the post show celebrations at Prospero's Cell.

At 11:35 PM the Ableton Performance Controller was fired up for the first time with some great Techno and house tunes played by Maziar and Kain Mas.

Track Spot.  This is a great track to listen to.

At 12:45 AM The Congadog played a good hour of Bass N Drum before Mike Gibbs played some hard Techno.

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At 11:30 AM, the famous Boreal Granola, Yorurt, and Fruit breakfast was served. 

taken by Sumi-Anne

At high Noon, DJ Rolland Cash played a three hour set while everyone hangs out by the water's edge or dance until the end of a hot day on the isle.

Taken by Sumi-Anne

At 4:30 PM, It's time to depart the isle and set sail for Naples, where Ferdinand and Miranda are married.

taken by Sumi-Anne

The ship is loaded and time to set sail for Naples.

Taken by Sumi-Anne, Altered by Phil

The Spirit of Prospero casts one final spell.  The seas were rough during that final voyage to Naples.  Many people got wet because water got into their canoes and one canoe possiblly flipped.

Taken by Bill Mahony, Altered By Phil

After landing in Naples, everyone gathered for a group photo and than it was time to check our bags into the Theatre By the Bay cube van.  When the buses arrived, Justin said, "Get your buns on the Bus"  When we appluded at the close of the Tempest, Prospero was set free.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Boreal 2011, The Tempest: Closing Night Celebrations

Saturday afternoon is wonderful to take a dip in the waters before Theatre By the Bay's Closing Night of the Tempest

Around 2  - 2:30 PM, The DJs get together and help carry all the sound equipment from the ship to the mouth of Prospero's Cell.

Looking down towards the water from the mouth o' the cell.

The Dancefloor before Prospero's Cell is now hopping.  Everyone is hyped to celebrate the run of Theatre By the Bay's production of the Tempest.

At 9:00 PM Ariel appears in the form of the Nymph of the Sea on the dance floor.  In the Meantime, Trinculo and Stephano are in the process of taming Caliban.

The sunset over the isle.  At this time, Ferdinand and Miranda just had their first kiss and the Intermission is underway.

Someone fetching some firewood.  A fire was built before the mouth o' the cell.  This job belongs to Ferdinand, the patient log man.

Slava hits the decks during Intermission, Act 3 Scene 2 - Act 4.

Some Ghosts appear before Prospero's Cell.

At the top of Act 3 Scene 2, Danny Depoe plays a jig on the trumpet.

During Act 3, Scene 3, Ariel appeared in Harpy form and the music fell silent while she said the following;

You are three men of sin, whom Destiny,
    That hath to instrument this lower world
    And what is in't, the never-surfeited sea
    Hath caused to belch up you; and on this island
    Where man doth not inhabit; you 'mongst men
    Being most unfit to live. I have made you mad;
    And even with such-like valour men hang and drown
    Their proper selves.

    You fools! I and my fellows
    Are ministers of Fate: the elements,
    Of whom your swords are temper'd, may as well
    Wound the loud winds, or with bemock'd-at stabs
    Kill the still-closing waters, as diminish
    One dowle that's in my plume: my fellow-ministers
    Are like invulnerable. If you could hurt,
    Your swords are now too massy for your strengths
    And will not be uplifted. But remember--
    For that's my business to you--that you three
    From Milan did supplant good Prospero;
    Exposed unto the sea, which hath requit it,
    Him and his innocent child: for which foul deed
    The powers, delaying, not forgetting, have
    Incensed the seas and shores, yea, all the creatures,
    Against your peace. Thee of thy son, Alonso,
    They have bereft; and do pronounce by me:
    Lingering perdition, worse than any death
    Can be at once, shall step by step attend
    You and your ways; whose wraths to guard you from--
    Which here, in this most desolate isle, else falls
    Upon your heads--is nothing but heart-sorrow
    And a clear life ensuing." (The Tempest, W Shakespere)

During Act 4, Candles were lit before Prospero's cell in honour of Iris, Ceres, and Juno.  

The Trees were lit with majestic colour to honour the spirits of Act 4.

Once the spirits faded into the fabric, trees, and the air. Prospero delivered the following message.

"You do look, my son, in a moved sort,
    As if you were dismay'd: be cheerful, sir.
    Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
    As I foretold you, were all spirits and
    Are melted into air, into thin air:
    And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
    The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
    The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
    Ye all which it inherit, shall dissolve
    And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
    Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
    As dreams are made on, and our little life
    Is rounded with a sleep. Sir, I am vex'd;
    Bear with my weakness; my, brain is troubled:
    Be not disturb'd with my infirmity:
    If you be pleased, retire into my cell
    And there repose: a turn or two I'll walk,
    To still my beating mind." (The Tempest, William Shakespeare)

 At 10:35 PM the cast of the Tempest took their final bows and bid farewell to the Tempest.  The party continued into the night before Prospero's Cell.

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Boreal, 2011 The Tempest

Highlights of July 15, 2011

On The 15th of July, The bus departed Keele Subway at 1:00 PM for the Moon Basin. 

Everyone gathers around the Theatre By the Bay cube van to claim their baggage.

Everyone heading down to port.  Justin reminds everyone that there is three people to a ship (canoe).  If a ship leaves port with two, that ship will have to return to port and pick up a third.

Paddling off to sea onboard a Swift Canoe Kayack ship.  This ship is bound for the Isle.

A great picture taken aboard the ship that Long John Silver and friends rented bound for Treasure Island. 

Two ships passing by on the starboard.

On the Isle at sunset.

During Intermission at the Georgian Theatre, Dinner is served.

Saturday July 16, Closing Night of the Tempest

Saturday was a great day to enjoy some swimming and enjoying the sun before the closing night of the Tempest.

Around 11:30 AM, breakfast is served

Justin is reminding everyone about the dangers of the rattlesnakes in the area.  If you hear the rattlesnake, you better leave him alone.

Moon Falls

Looking over the Moon Basin from the falls.

Around 1:30 PM, the DJs help Justin bring the sound to the mouth of Prospero's Cell.

At 3:00 PM DJ Rollin Cash plays the first set of Saturday Afternoon.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Boreal, 2011, The Tempest

July 14th, 2011

The day began by volunteering for Theatre By the Bay one final time.  I got to sell goods like halos, and lolly pops.  The bandanas and the necklaces all sold out within a week and a half.

The Pirates rocked the stage out for the hour.  They sang their favorite tunes like Land Ho, Sea Dogs, and many more.  After the show you will be humming or singing those songs as you left the theatre.

In the Evening I returned to the Georgian Theatre to bid farewell to Robert Joy (Prospero) with one final hug.  I managed to sneak a peak at the fight rehearsal on this last evening of volunteering at Theatre By the Bay.  After Fight Call and the actors are all warmed up, Michel Rawley came out and gave me one final hug.

At 7:30 PM, The Stage Manager handed the house over to the house manger and the stage is declared Hot!.  If you are in the show and your stage manager says the stage is hot, this means the house has been opened to the audience.  When the house opened, I did my usual job, handing out programs and telling everyone to enjoy the show.

At 8:00 PM I was on the bus down to the city to spend this one night thinking about Ariel as a Harpy in Act 3 Scene 3 of the Tempest.

Friday, July 15, 2011

After spending a late night at Irving's place, I woke up and grabbed some grub at the Sunset Grill before I headed to Keele Subway Station to meet the Parkinson bus to Moon River Basin.

Before High noon, the buses and the baggage truck pull down the ramp.  Justin and Angela start checking people's names as they arrive off the subway or in cabs.

Once you have checked in, it was time to check you baggage onto the Theatre By the Bay Cube Van.  The final boarding call is signaled by the honking of the horn.  If you hear the horn, you better get your buns on the bus.

After getting through some heavy traffic on Keele Street, Weston Road, and Black Creek Drive, the drive became smooth sailing to Barrie.

The Windseeker is going at full speed.  If you ever want to ride it, it will take you up and than it will return back to the ground within 2 minutes.  A pretty short ride.  At Wonderland, there are lot of passengers who want to ride this new attraction.

Passing Through Barrie, ON

At 2:45 PM, The Georgian Theatre is now in sight.  Meanwhile in the Pirate Musical, Billy Bones Falls on his back after receiving the Black Spot of Death from Black Dog.

Due to some large accident on the 400 Extension, the bus drivers decided to take everyone on a scenic route via Orillia, Warminster, and Coldwater.

Turn here  to get to the Scream Shack.  The Shack is located at 1500 Wainman Line.

Do not forget to lift your feet for the train tracks.  We do not need to lift them because we flew over them.

Flying high over the waters of Honey Harbour before making a layover at a gas station / restaurant.

Everyone got a 20 minute layover to use the facilities, buy a snack, and hang out before boarding the bus for Moon River Basin.  Boarding Call was announced by the sound of the horns and Danny Depoe played Reveille on his Trumpet.

After a 20 minute drive up the highway, the motorcade had to make a tricky trek through a winding dirt road to the water.  Dust was flying everywhere, trees scratching the roof of the bus.

Passing through a small wetland.

Finally, we arrived at port.  Every year, Justin has to announce that each canoe must carry 3 passengers.  If a canoe travels with two, it will have to return to port and pick someone who has been left behind.

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