Most folks probably do not realize that behind certain artists, quietly serving is a staff that has been with them for a very long time. I’m one of those people. For Debbie Reynolds (and a few others), I have been privileged to be a member of a very small group of folks, who have been designing, producing, maintaining, and running their shows not for a tour or two, but for decades.
There is not enough ink and paper for me to express my feelings or what I wish I could say. So I’ll keep it simple:
Here’s my tribute to Debbie Reynolds:
Our first show together was in ’81. She made the sun shine. My job was to try and focus it onstage.
Thank you, Debbie. You taught me so much.
— Lenny Cowles, lighting designer