James Iglehart (Bobby) announced to the audience that Georgetown Cupcakes SOHO (as featured on the TLC show DC Cakes) was providing 1000 cupcakes for the audience to enjoy! We’re we ready to handle the crush of people?
All different flavors including red velvet and salted caramel. Delicious. Their New York store is located at 111 Mercer Street (between Spring and Prince). They even did a ticket giveaway in their store that morning and had a line of people waiting to order the Memphis cupcakes and a chance to win tickets to the show!
It was a beautiful day to celebrate 1000 performances in our beautiful home at the Shubert Theatre. FUN FACT: Previous tenant, A Chorus Line, ran for 6,137 performances. I wonder if they had as much fun as we did on our 1000th performance day?
In addition to the cupcakes, we had a little more celebrating to do for Lead Producer, Marleen Alhadeff’s birthday. we surprised ambushed her in the stage manager’s office with some cake and a song during the intermission of the evening performance. BUCKET LIST: have the cast of MEMPHIS sing “Happy Birthday” to me because it is pretty epic. This year , my birthday falls on a Thursday so we will have a show. Perhaps I can make this happen.
MENTAL NOTE: It only takes ONE 9″ round cake to feed the company at intermission, not two. Good thing the mini-fridge in the Stage Manger’s office was able to store the extra cake to enjoy at the next performance.
Carolyn works as an Associate Producer at Junkyard Dog Productions- Producers of MEMPHIS. One of her life’s ambitions is to ride the “Wailin’ Joe” trap door lift but fears that the unions will not allow it.