Settle in friends, grab your popcorn, listen to the pianist start playing…the lights will dim, the curtains part…and the show will begin!
This month, Seb and Taylor look back at a South Bay institution: The Gaslighter Theatre! It was the location of their parents’ first date (they’re celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this month, by the way) and the site of many a good memory for each of our boys, too! Join us, please, on this old-timey adventure!
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Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
I first went to the Gaslighter on dates around 1986 … it was a great place for dates. After a few years of watching shows I started working there from around 1992-1998 as an actor and stage manager, and I designed and maintained their original web site for a few years as well.
Yes, it was semi-improvisational. The script was only about half memorized by most of the cast. If you had the pleasure of going on a closing night, you would see more improv (and not so family-friendly content) than usual.
You mentioned the balcony at one point in the podcast … I’ve heard several stories about the balcony that would make you wish you didn’t go up there.
One more comment … about the videos …. in the years that I was there I know each show was filmed once by the owners. If the video tapes still exist, Richard and/or Mark Gaetano would have them.