Messenger Cover: Fiddler Unplugged

There is a saying in the theater: “The show must go on,” and we proved that saying to be true this past weekend here at Christ Church! When the weather hit Thursday night, we were afraid no one would be able to make it to the show, but out of the 211 tickets sold for that performance, 188 were there to share our opening night! When Friday dawned and the storm continued, knocking out power for the church and much of the cast and crew, we spent most of the day putting off the difficult decision to cancel that night’s performance, hoping things would improve, but sadly had to make that decision to cancel. When Saturday dawned bright and clear but still without power, we again had to make some dif- ficult decisions, but thanks to the herculean efforts of cast, crew and congregation, we brought in generators, extension cords, camping lan- terns, candles and flashlights and managed to pull off both our Saturday matinee and evening performances for a full house each time. After holding all four of our worship services Sunday morning for a very grateful congregation, we even added an unscheduled matinee on Sun- day, again for a full house, and still without power in the building!

None of this would have been possible without every single person that played a part in the process, so we offer a huge “Thank you” to anyone and everyone that helped bring this wonderful story to life, from our auditions back in November to tearing down the set on Sunday evening, still in the dark! As the Good Book says, “And night shall be no more; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they shall reign for ever and ever.” And all the people of Anatevka said, “Amen!”

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