It was the last night of the six performance show. The play "Anything Goes", presented by the Great Northern Theatre Company, had been a big success and DigElogROCORI was there to interview the Director.
Chad Middendorf, a long time Great Northern Theatre Company performer, had his first time in the director's chair with "Anything Goes". "The greatest thing that happened is the cast members who came to try out for the show. We had so many talented and skilled people who auditioned. When I saw the 75 talented individuals gathered for a total of 55 parts in the play, I knew we were going to have a great show."
Although the talent was the key element for Middendorf to put together a great performing cast, it also created the most difficult part trying to choose between the many gifted candidates. "The hardest part was also the talent that showed up and having to make the tough choices of who would be best in each of the performing roles. The good and the not so good in my maiden voyage as a director was tackling the difficult challenge of reducing the group of 75 talented persons down to the final cast of 55." said Middendorf.
"The great thing is when you see the wonderful product everyone is producing on the stage. Once we were able to harness all this talent, it all came together to successfully produce a very challenging "Anything Goes" musical. Not only does the cast do a fantastic job, but all of the support people, those folks you don't see who are behind the scenes, have done such a terrific job keeping everything running smoothly." commented Director Middendorf.