Care and Feeding of Artists

During the festival season, our company swells to more than 300 people–orchestra members, box office staff, groundskeepers, stagehands and more. One of the many responsibilities of the Artistic Operations staff is to make sure performers feel at home. It’s a … Continue reading

Four Things I Learned from the Fourth of July Parade

Springfield Center just had its 95th Fourth of July parade. Among the plethora of firetrucks and children was our “Field of Dreams” float. Adorned with costumed interns and staff, cornstalks transformed an old truck bed into a traveling stage. While watching … Continue reading

All’s Fair in Love and Art

“For each of us, our job is to try to make sure our show is the best one of the season. We’re pretty competitive personalities.” Yesterday a group from Oneonta’s Center for Continued Adult Learning met with Production Stage Manager … Continue reading

High-Stakes Comedy

Yesterday, the Cenerentola team moved into the theater for their first rehearsals onstage. Since we’re preparing to open three operas and a dramatized concert within the space of just a few weeks, we’re  holding concurrent rehearsals in venues all over … Continue reading