For the first time in 15 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ogdensburg Command Performances held a production at Ogdensburg Free Academy’s George Hall Auditorium.
Sally F. Palao, OCP administrator, said that Thursday night’s showing of “What A Night!,” a concert that she called the “Jersey Boys” meets “Mamma Mia,” was a sight to behold, especially after the 2020 season being canceled.
“It went well, you figure we haven’t had a production in 15 months and this is a company we have not worked with before, and the audience had to adhere to guidelines that they weren’t used to. So all of those things considered it went well. The audience loved the show, they were just thrilled to see something live. The performers really connected with the audience,” Mrs. Palao said.
While the George Hall Auditorium seats 925, Mrs. Palao said that due to state guidelines they were only to seat just over 150 audience members. The auditorium’s balcony, which seats 200, was closed.