This year, we were in need of a new rehearsal space for Variety Theatre. Thanks to multiple partners, we created the perfect space for our needs!
Hogan Transportation has long been a fantastic partner with Variety St. Louis. David Hogan sits on our board, the company provides transportation for our bikes to Bikes for Kids, they support Karting for Kids each year, and more.
Hogan stepped up for Variety yet again this year so that Variety Theatre’s cast can learn to “Step in Time.” The company offered warehouse space, as well as cleaning and renovation services, in an ideal location close to the Variety St. Louis office.
This warehouse is perfect because it is large enough to accommodate multiple rehearsal spaces, including small, individual rehearsal rooms, a music rehearsal area, a break area and, of course, a dance floor. We are even able to store the props and set pieces we use for rehearsals right in the building!
We’d also like to thank all of the organizations and individuals that came together to help us transform the warehouse into a rehearsal space. Technical Productions Inc. (TPI) provided the dance floor, draping, ramps and carpeting. Welsch Heating and Cooling provided air conditioners to keep us cool while dancing. Mark Koritz brought in benches, and CI Select offered various pieces of furniture. Steinway St. Louis supplied the ever-important concert piano, while Olsen Piano Moving moved it into place and Karl Starbuck made sure it was in tune. Finally, Jack Rushen offered his design services to make sure everything was perfect!
Thank you to all of these fantastic partners for your generous support of Variety Theatre! Thanks to you all, we will certainly be more than prepared to put on a “practically perfect” production of Mary Poppins at the Touhill Performing Arts Center this October 18 - 27.
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