Basilique Weekly News – No. 10: Paradise Lost Premiere Sells out in 12 hours

The Premiere of Paradise Lost on April 5th, 2014 sold out in 12 hours
The Premiere of Paradise Lost on April 5th, 2014 sold out in 12 hours on the Marketplace

The latest round-up of news coming from Basilique and the Basilique Performing Arts Company.

Top Stories:

  • Paradise Lost in Second Life Premiere sells out in 12 hours
  • There are 11 more performances available in the Premiere Season
  • Paradise Lost Audience Avatars Released
  • William Weaver shoots a couple of slaves(!) in Egypt
  • Sponsorship places still available

Paradise Lost in Second Life Tickets Available Now

We were delighted to see the April 5th Premiere tickets for Paradise Lost in Second Life sell out in 12 hours from their listing.

There are however still tickets left for 11 more performance dates, including the 2nd Premiere on Sunday, April 6th at noon. If you missed the Premiere, make sure you jump on these tickets because it’s likely they’ll be sold out soon.

Paradise Lost Audience Mesh Avatars Released

Angels and Demons, by Sian Pearl, for Paradise Lost in Second Life
Angels and Demons, by Sian Pearl, for Paradise Lost in Second Life

Did you know that two free mesh avatars are included with every ticket for Paradise Lost in Second Life? These fantastic avatars, both custom designed by Sian Pearl, are worth the ticket price alone! I wrote a post explaining why we are asking all attendees to wear these avatars during performances.

William Weaver shoots the Egypt Set

"Gonna show you where it's dark... but have no fear..." by William Weaver, featuring Juliet Ford
“Gonna show you where it’s dark… but have no fear…” by William Weaver, featuring Juliet Ford

I posted about William Weaver, creator of Phototools, and his work with Juliet and me on the Egypt set of Paradise Lost.

Premiere Season Sponsorships Places Still Available

In all the excitement building up to the Premiere date, it’s easy to forget that 50% of all ticket sales, tips, and sponsorship investments are going right to this little guy:

Our Adoption Certificate from WWF
Our Adoption Certificate from WWF

There several sponsorship places left in the premiere season. These are open to individuals or companies.

Starting next week, I’ll be sharing bank records showing donations made to WWF through the support of sponsors and ticket sales to date.

Production Notes

We are heavy into working on completing costuming, sets, blocking and choreography for the thirteenth out of fourteen scenes, including:

Act One:

  • Introitus: Requiem
  • Kyrie Eleison
  • Dies Irae
  • Tuba Mirum

Act Two

  • Rex Tremendae
  • Recordare
  • Confutatis
  • Lacrimosa

Act Three

  • Domine Jesu
  • Hostias
  • Sanctus
  • Benedictus
  • Agnus Dei

Agnus Dei, like Benedictus before it, is bound to be a visual marvel! Nineteen characters are involved, including:

  • Adam
  • Michael
  • Mary, Mother of Jesus
  • Joseph, Father of Jesus
  • Three Kings
  • Jesus of Nazareth
  • Satan
  • Five Apostles
  • Three Roman Soldiers
  • Mary Magdalene

Trailer Playlist

Now that we have 4 of 7 trailers, we thought it be cool to create a playlist that has them all, for easier sharing (hint, hint!). And here is the playlist that we’ll be adding to with more videos as we create them:

Poster Gallery

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