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Blue Jacket--Historical outdoor drama

Discussion in 'Technical Theatre History' started by derekleffew, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    http://www.daytondailynews.com/news...olition-greene-county/HiZrElPHDrcE48wszMxPJP/

    As a young'un, I interviewed with them at one of those SETC-type events. The interviewer said, "So if you want to hang a light over there, the first thing you do is fire up the trencher to lay your cable." "Trencher? Um, no." I thought to myself--I didn't go into this business to operate heavy machinery.

    Still sad to see it go. They provided a lot of opportunity and entertainment to the community over the years.
     
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    Looks like a very cool venue! Sad to see such things close.
     
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    looks to be a venue similar to my Alma Mater, The Theatre at Tsa-La-Ghi home of The trails of Tears Outdoor drama for years and years. The First outdoor, open air, air conditioned theatre in the US. Now sitting, moldering.

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    JohnD Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    Here are a couple of other images of this now closed venue in Oklahoma.
    The final performance there was in 2005.
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    From Google:
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    Oh The Youth I wasted there....
     
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    That was a "special" venue. I was audio engineer looonnnnng ago (it's 3rd season). Always hate to hear of a venue closing, even that one.
     
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    I remember going to see Blue Jacket when I was in elementary school. One of the first productions I ever saw. I've now worked with two people who worked that show: one in lighting, and the other a horse wrangler/horse stunt woman.
     

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