Like every good Wellington Footlights experience, it began with a mad flurry of excitement, nerves and a gay bar. Our Rent photoshoot was fast approaching and we needed to find a venue to fit the vision of the show. After tossing between a variety of ideas, ranging from empty theatres to some more radical and possibly illegal ideas, we found the perfect venue, the fabulous Ivy bar! The friendly environment, the awesome brick décor, the underground parking lot and the delicious selection of teapot cocktails made for the perfect match for our show and our cast's … thirst.
Rebecca Tate, our stunning photographer, spent a entire three hours taking photos of the cast and collected roughly 822 photos! Fingers crossed we could find at least one we liked. Of course the real trouble was whittling the options down to choose the final poster image!
Ahh and finally, a photoshoot isn't a real photoshoot until someone forgets the entire casts costumes in his car. Yes, in the overly excited rush, yours truly left behind the brilliant costumes our costume designer Lisa Kiyomoto-Fink had spent hours sourcing especially for the show. Luckily the 90’s are back in fashion and a thankful amount of our cast came dressed in what looked like their costumes anyway! Are the actors going method or was it just good casting? Either way, they pulled it off, and now we have a plethora of fantastic promotional photos ready to release over the next three weeks until we open!
Without further ado, after hours of editing, formatting, blood, sweat, and tears... here is our poster!
Viva La Vie Boheme!
Special thanks to Steven Mawhinney & Rebecca Tate
As a little treat, have this bonus photo of the fiiine Dave and David (D&D) looking like they're in an art-house drama film.