Thursday, June 26, 2008

Thursday, June 27, 2008


Hey friends! We are looking for a couple of strong male dancers who would be interested in short term replacement contracts as well as full 6-month engagements. We have two full term contracts available on the NCL "Spirit" (starting July 15) and the Celebrity "Summit" (starting July 21). We also have a couple of short term replacement contracts available. If you know of someone who would be a good candidate, please have them contact:

The Gary Musick Company

Please pass along the word, and thanks for your help! 

Monday, June 23, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

The closing party for the Interstate Batteries show last week was a theme party we designed around the theme of Superheroes. This was done to compliment the overall goal of celebrating the achievements of the men and women of Interstate Batteries' international system of distributorships. The party was held at the Marriott Wardman Park, one of the largest hotel's in Washington DC. We created four themed rooms loosely patterned after superhero themes: Superman's Fortress of Solitude, Batman's Bat Cave, a western bar for silver screen Cowboys and Legends, and a "Batt-man's"gameroom.. This action packed family oriented event attracted more than 2000 convention attendees and their families. Each room featured themed decor and entertainment that helped create an amazing night of music and fun for everyone. The highlight of the evening was a performance by "TRIBUTE!", a Las Vegas style show featuring three fantastic celebrity impersonators and a cast of live singers, dancers, and musicians. Guests marveled at performances by "Barry White", "Dolly", and "Tina Turner".  All three performers made the audience do double takes to make sure these performers weren't the real thing. It was an awesome evening and the perfect way to end the 2008 Interstate Convention. Our client passed along rave revues from their attendees, and it was clear the event was enjoyed by all. Here are some shots from the party!

"Tina Turner" was totally hot and really got the audience going with her performance of "Proud Mary." 

"Dolly" wowed the crowd when she brought one of the male attendees on stage for a little fun and good-natured flirting. 

"Barry White" was phenomenal when he performed some of the artist's biggest hits. 
It was really pretty eire! 

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Saturday, June 21, 2008

We are in the middle of some interesting and exciting new projects here at GMC

This is our last week of "no rehearsal down time" before all of the cruise ship casts come in for the summer and fall changeovers. We start with the Norwegian JADE cast. This is our first time to remount the JADE, and our first time to work with some of the New York directors and choreographers who originally created the shows. The cast will be here in Nashville for 6 weeks. We're looking forward to working with them!

Our scenic shop is preparing to build a new set for the International Association of Administrative Professionals convention in New Orleans. Andy Childs, the lead singer in "SIXWIRE" (runner up on the TV show "America's Next Great American Band"), will be performing for us at that show.  We're also creating a "Taste of New Orleans" opening theme party where guests will be treated to a musical and culinary sampling of New Orleans' best entertainment and food. Should be big fun!

Curt Wallen is headed out this week to produce a show for Kiwanis International, a large international service organization we work with every year. 

I am working with the folks at "l'ete du Vin" to develop a design for their upcoming Grand Auction benefit dinner and wine auction. We're transforming the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel ballroom into a French wine cellar reminiscent of the fine French wineries who will be honored guests at the auction. 

Bert Hensley just completed a convention for Backyard Burgers at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Here are a couple of shots from the set we created for that show. Bert also worked with a client to create a VIP hospitality tent at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. 

Stayed tuned for more!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Interstate Batteries Show in Washington - Part Deaux

Here are a couple of additional photos taken prior to the Interstate Batteries show last week. The theme was "international music" - that's the reason for the Latin influenced dresses for the girls. I hope to have some more shots to share next week once I get the professional photos taken by my client's photographer during the show. 

Stay tuned for photos of a couple of shows we did last week at Gaylord Opryland Hotel. I hope to have those in a few days! 

We're only about a couple of weeks away from the first summer rehearsal period. The new cast of the Norwegian Jade will be coming in to Nashville for 6 weeks of rehearsal. This is our fist time to handle the Jade, so we are especially excited about mounting these shows. The cast should be awesome!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

OK, so I've been gone a really long time. Sorry for not keeping up, but it has been a crazy couple of weeks for me. We just completed a major convention production for Interstate Batteries. The end result was fantastic, but it has been a long time since I've had a production where so many strange things happened and so many hurdles had to be overcome. From trucks that got stuck in Washington traffic jams, to power failures at the hotel, to an audience member who suffered a massive heart attack during a general session and passed away with 2000 audience members nervously awaiting the outcome of the paramedics' attempt to revive him. It was a surreal week in many ways. But, as they say, the show must go on, and a great show it was! We did an opening production number with a cast of 6 performers. The music saluted the countries where Interstate had distributorships. Rodney Williams and Jenny Lee really stepped up to the plate and learned a couple of songs in Spanish for the performance. The dancers were Claire Williams (who also choreographed), Kelly Evans, Ruben Delgado, and Tim Johnson. Brandon Thomas did a great job producing the industrial for us and managed the entire casting and rehearsal process.  A big thanks goes out to Jonathan "No Sleep" Yeaworth, Jim "Does it All" Sheridan, Jacob "Make it Happen" Driver, and our audio and lighting staff who worked endlessly all week to make the show successful for our client. Great job, team!

I just returned last night and am trying to catch up on everything coming up for the rest of the summer. We have been truly blessed to have an abundance of work this year, especially in light of the economy. I'm so grateful for the trust our clients put in our staff and production teams. 

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Our audition team returned from Vancouver late last night. They were a little disappointed in the turnout, but did find several really talented potential cast members. We are diving into casting in a major way this week. There are a lot of spots to fill, so it will be a flurry of calls, emails, and paperwork going out over the next few days.

One of the big issues confronting us lately is the new emphasis on stricter interpretation of medical forms required by the cruise lines. It seems there are a number of conditions that now constitute grounds for "no-hire" when casting. Mindy and our cruise team are working with the cruise lines to make sure we are clearly communicating these new requirements to potential cast members when offers go out. We don't want anyone to spend a significant amount of money on a medical exam when circumstances exist that are likely to result in a no-hire decree from the medical officers at the lines. We are also finding a renewed emphasis on background checks. Just a heads-up to any of you who are planning to work on ships in the immediate future. 

We are heavily into the final phases of production for a major Interstate Batteries show in Washington DC next week. We are also working on the Backyard Burgers show at Opryland (Bert is producing), and a third corporate event at Gaylord Opryland (Bert is also handling that one). Curt and our scenic team are working on new scenery for the Norwegian Sky, as well as a trade show for Healthcare Management Systems in Las Vegas. Brandon produced a booth for Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift, Trisha Yearwood, Jack Ingram) for their artist showcase at the CMA Musicfest starting tomorrow in Nashville. We're all trying to stay on top of photos for the blog, so I should have some new shots for you in a few days! Have a great hump day, everyone!