Dave Hakes' – Maui Life


"I must do something!" will always solve more problems than "Something must be done"

Madame Butterfly @ The MACC

Posted by delta on March 22nd, 2007

Well, if finally got to do something original – something never done before – in my A/V Career. I got to work the first Grand Opera in the island of Maui.

This was a show…

March 11th – March 20th…

Four day “In” – first two days we set lights, second two we set the stage…

Two days rehearsal – I was the flyman on this call, anything moving over anyone’s head is my specialty in the Castle Theatre. I worked with a really good railman from Oahu (Alema, forgive me if I spelled it wrong bro)…

Two day show – same as rehearsal dates basically, but we got to walk away after…

Two day strike – restore was great cause we got to get a lot of the excess cable, that has accumulated over the years, off the pipes. They’re a lot lighter now – which makes them both easier to move and safer…

Anyway, it was great! Totally acoustic! The orchestra was down in the pit, the singers really sang. There were no mics on anything! It was a real opera…

I’m finally recovered today, my arms and shoulders were a little tight for the last few days. It’s usually alright as long as I don’t take a break, but once I slow down for a few days they tighten up on me. In case your wondering why, it’s because on the 19th and 20th all I did all day was pull rope – imagine climbing a rope, without the use of your feet, all day long. Once everything is weighted properly, it’s not so bad, but until it is – it sucks…

Now that I think about it, I’ve been fighting off this cold that my wife and kids have had for the last week. That’s most likely why I was so tired and sore the last few days…

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