December 16, 2008

Previews and Parties

We're sending out a "break a leg" to Peter DuBois and the company of Becky Shaw at Second Stage Theatre in NY. The production, directed by DuBois, begins previews tonight. You can read more about the production at 2ST,, and/or

Huntington staffers will be raising a toast to the NY company from our holiday party this evening.

Despite extensive belt tightening and budget cutting we've managed to hang on to our annual holiday tradition (we hear even Harvard has scaled back on it's holiday celebrations!) holding it this year in the Roberts Studio Theatre, Calderwood Pavlion at the Boston Center for the Arts. We finagled a deal with the management for a reduced rent. Oh yah - we manage and operate that facility - don't we. The space is being reconfigured (sans seating risers) for a New Year's Eve rental - so we're taking advantage. Thanks as ever to our generous board for providing the food and drink.

Our event will feature what has become an intense "Holiday Bake-off" competition amongst staff. I'll be so glad when it's over. My associate has been going on about frosting and "Ho Ho Ho Bars" all day. Threats from the development staff have caused me to withdraw my entry (I am in fear for my personal safety).

I've also heard rumors that the Huntington's Santa suit has been pulled from storage and delivered to the office of one particular managing director. Seems that a call for the reinstatement of a politically incorrect yet particularly amusing long lost Holiday tradition was made through the staff suggestion box.

I hope to have a photo or two for you tomorrow... (added 12/18)

The Judges - Joey, Bevin and Anna - there were a lot of entries. They have not eaten since.

The Maso prize for excellence in presentation went to "The Nutcraker Suite" by Penney, Becky, Denise and Barbara

Joey, Todd and Rebecca

Temple and Vawnya

Lisa, Mary - our first place winner for a truly decadent triple chocolate cake - and Howard

Tyler, Chris, and Sam (Adams)

1 comment:

Jeff P said...

Love the photos. Glad to see some traditions still continue. We need them amidst such uncertainty. A big "HO" ho ho to you and the staff at the HTC. ;-)