This summer once again Musical Theatre West, the premier regional theater performance company in the Los Angeles area or the entire Southern California area for that matter, held its much anticipated fundraising event and Caught in the Moment Photography was there again. There are certain special events that Caught in the Moment Photography has been photographing for a number of years, and Broadway in the Park is one of those events that we look forward to the photography for.
For us the evening starts as do most of the special events we photograph, with the step and repeat arrivals at the VIP pre-event party. Because the evening is so compact and action packed, the VIP party is a relatively short event, so we have to make sure not only that we photograph all of the special guests in front of the branded backdrop, but that we also cover the special event itself giving a photographic account of all the fun of excitement of the event.
Perhaps the aspect of the evening that makes this particular fundraising event special is the musical previews of the next season. Because the event is put on by a theater company, there is plenty of musical talent and production expertise available, but the way that they craft the evening always makes it an exciting evening. The setups, entertainment and theatrical production expertise makes it a fundraising that not only do we as photographers look forward to every year, but more importantly the theater and art patrons in general do too. Of course that is key in making sure that the funds are raised and that the theater production company meets its goals and maintains itself healthy!