Do you remember back at the Memphis 2 year anniversary party in October, that we had surprise airbrush “Memphis” and “Hocka2″ tattoos at the party?
Yeah- it was pretty fun. I look like a kid on Christmas.
Let’s face it, I look like a musical theatre kid on Christmas who was just told she was going to meet Sutton Foster and Ben Vereen at Serendipity and have frozen hot chocolates together.
So our Marketing firm, aka Marketing, clearly has a thing for the party surprise; I think they love surprising us as much as we love to be surprised. During the whole party planning process, they always manage to have one thing that is totally unexpected when you walk in the door. So what did we find when we walked into the 48 Lounge for our Memphis 1000th Performance party?
A Photo Booth.
Party goers got to jump in the photo booth with an array of costumes and props then took home souvenir photo strips of the images. The next day, at our scheduled advertising meeting, the marketing team had an even better surprise: the photos were all digital and we were buying the disks with all the images!
What happens in the Photo Booth does not stay in the Photo Booth! Out of the image lot, here were some that were fun to share (I got permission from everyone whose images appears here so all is on the up and up!).
Cody Williams and his lady friend, Maddie Cooke, giving the camera some serious face! Cody is beyond sweet and I was so happy to get to know him during my Valentine’s Day Date with the Memphis cast. (I should look at that footage again and see what good stories haven’t been released yet!)
Memphis Alums Vivian Nixon (Nice Work) and Daniel J. Watts (Ghost). If you are asking yourself “why does Memphis invite their alums to all their parties?”, this photo should answer that for you:
1. Once in the Mempis company=always in the Memphis family. Daniel and Vivian are original cast members, but even replacements get a life-time membership.
2. Alums are fun. And it is great to catch up on their new shows and projects.
Thank you to aka Marketing for this fantastical surprise and to everyone who came out to celebrate our 1000th performance.
I wonder what they will think of next? Bouncy house? Velcro Wall?
Question: what activities have you seen at events that have been huge hits? Let us know on our Memphis Facebook Page or comment here on the blog.
We will send your answers to aka for consideration for the next Memphis milestone!
Carolyn works as an Associate Producer at Junkyard Dog Productions- Producers of MEMPHIS. Since today is a Monday and the theatre is dark, she is seriously considering breaking into the Shubert Theatre and trying on Montego Glover’s “Felicia” shoes.