Changes this week at the Reif Center include highs and lows.
Starting with the high: The dismantling of our fly tower has officially concluded. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a fly tower (also known as a loft), is the vertical space above the stage which houses a pulley system to “fly” backdrops, set pieces, or lights in or out of sight. The Reif Center’s current fly tower is about 30 feet high – half as tall as it should be. It’s insufficient height has limited, sometimes even precluded, large-scale productions from performing at the Reif Center. We are sometimes able to “make do.” For example, Spamalot put on a stunning production here in 2011. However, they were forced to leave half of their scenery on the truck. Imagine what a wonder it would have been to see it all!