Thursday, July 12, 2018



Chic Silber said...

This was in "The Old Garden" (#3)

This was part of an exchange program

I believe it was Art Concello who

put together the American production

Chic Silber said...

I well recall seeing Oleg Popov

Valentin Filatov's bears & a

juggling strongman along with

these terrific Cossack Riders

Fastest running into & around

the ring ever imagined

Roger Smith said...

I saw this production, also, when it played Dallas. Concello indeed had the Front End, and my great pal Russell Dain Darr led the band.

Chic Silber said...

For no GOOD reason I recall the

director was Nicholai Kondakov

I was head frontlight at the time

& through a translator he gave

me the show's lighting cues

All fairly simple & very easy

Chic Silber said...

In those years only the frontlight

operators were Local One & all the

rest were IBEW electricians & the

stage crews were other trade locals

Nowadays ALL stagehand positions

are Local One led by a very good

friend Adam Braunstein who is also

the Vice President of the Local

Chic Silber said...

This refers to the "Old Garden" #3

& "The World's Most Famous Arena"

The "New Garden" #4

Part of the tremendous Dolan Dynasty