My friends and I went to see the 2010 showing of the Candlelight Processional this year. This year's event was narrated by Tom Skerrit.
We arrived at the park around noon. Already people had started to sit down on the sidewalks in front of the opera house. We had a seat and waited it out with everyone else for 5.5 hours before the show started.
There was some confusion regarding where people would be allowed to stand, how far back chairs would go, and where the handicapped section would be located, but everything was worked out with a half hour to go before showtime.
The cast members were pretty strict about not allowing people to stand outside of the ropes. Everyone was squeezed in tight, until 5 minutes right before the first show. There were lots of available seats that still hadn't been filled, so cast members started pulling people from our section to move up closer. I was actually in the same area for the second showing of Candlelight Processional but in the second show all the seats were filled and they didn't need any seat fillers.
We were actually there to watch ones of our friends sing in the cast choir. He's on the far left.
Alright, on to more photos.
Here's conductor Nancy Sulahian leading the choir.
Narrator Tom Skerrit
The main part of the stage, including my second favorite part, the trumpeters! The cast choir is of course my favorite part.
One of the soloists, with my friend just in the background
We got to see the trumpeters on the way out. And they even posed.
Oh, and the castle looks amazing!
So, did anyone else here go? Any fun experiences or photos to share?
And finally, if you happened to be in the Candlelight Processional let me know where abouts you were standing. I tried to get photos all around the choir so I might just have a shot of you.
You can see the rest of my photos plus photos from past events below in my signature. Enjoy!