Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Stana serves as the musical's director and choreographer, and Gilliland appears as drama teacher Ms. Darbus.
They're now New York-based professionals."
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Luckily, Ila Crawford has never had to pick out the brown ones.
As the hospitality manager for the Performing Arts Association in St. Joseph, Mrs. Crawford has spent less time fielding outlandish requests and spent more time learning the little things about each guest."
According to a study released by Carnegie Mellon University, people who sleep fewer than seven hours per night are almost three times more susceptible to the common cold than people who get adequate rest."
The report, Culture Builds New York: The Economic Impact of Capital Construction at New York City's Cultural Institutions, also determined that the construction projects will generate around $28.5 million in local taxes for the city."
The Martha Graham Dance Company is launching a global competition challenging anyone who's cyber-savvy to transform the late choreographer's masterpiece, 'Clytemnestra,' into an online video."
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
That's a primary reason as artistic director and stage director she chose Conor McPherson's 'The Seafarer' for City Theatre's season.
It's a tale of two aging bachelor brothers: Richard, who is blind and awash in alcohol, and Sharky, who is jobless and recently resolved to abstain."
Saturday, January 24, 2009
When retold in glorious Technicolor fashion with attractive actors in sexy outfits, they can be very entertaining -- ergo 'Metamorphoses.' Some have called it the 'Cirque du Soliel' of the legitimate stage."
Scenic designer James Noone, director Ted Pappas, costume designer Susan Tsu and lighting designer Kirk Bookman have created not just a setting that supports the show's need for swift transitions and multiple locations but enhances them with visual grace notes."
Last night, the Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) revival of Richard Greenberg's The American Plan opened at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Helmed by David Grindley, the play about potential love on a Catskill lake stars Mercedes Ruehl, Lily Rabe, Kieran Campion, Austin Lysy and Brenda Pressley."
Luckily for you, many new and feature-rich online to-do lists can make doing the many tasks you need to do a little more manageable."
With Washington forking over $700 billion to rescue Wall Street and President Barack Obama talking about the need for a modern-day New Deal, legiters and others in live entertainment are prepping to ask for their own share of federal stimulus."
Thursday, January 22, 2009
'Why would you want to sit in a theater and hear people talk when you can hear them sing?' he says."
When the artistic director of Stage Right found it difficult to single out only a handful of his talented students for the company's upcoming children's production, 'Disney's Aladdin Jr.,' Marino solved his problem by double-casting the musical."
The newly formed unit, to be called ABC Entertainment Group, will be managed by President Stephen McPherson, who had previously served as president, ABC Entertainment."
So how do you write a wicked resume without the suck? How do you turn the wrong words into right? To help you land the job interview, here’s how to spin the 6 sucky resume words into skills that sizzle."
Dear Members of the Class of 2009,
The West Coast Drama Clan has established a process of selecting recipients to receive their Awards. The largest network of former Drama alumni in the business, ready and eager to help students from all areas move into the profession.
If you wish to be considered for a West Coast Award you must apply. You Do Not have to be planning to move to the West Coast to apply.
Their website is up and available http://www.wcdac.org/awards/ Takes you right to the Main application page. You can download 2 PDF files. There is the application form and an addendum. The addendum gives guidelines to aide students from each option to submit the best application.
Also, check out the West Coast Home Page. You can learn more about the West Coast Clan, people, events, etc.
The DEADLINE to submit applications is Monday January 26, 2009 PST (Pacific Standard Time).
Please be aware this Deadline will be at the beginning of our spring semester. Best to consider completion of your application during the winter break.
Do take advantage of this application process. The West Coast Clan is very anxious to help as you move into the profession.
West Coast Clan wants to remind the students that the award is given to the most deserving students regardless of what city or part of the industry they plan on going into.
Please feel free to ask any questions about the application or the awards at email@example.com or call Lee Miller at (310) 779-7776
You must apply to be considered. Do it NOW. Don’t Wait.
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Integrating Video Design and Theater
With Peter Flaherty, Builders Association Video Designer
Workshop February 8,9, and 10th 2009
This workshop will address the possible connections between video design, lighting, and acting in theater. In discussion and in groups ‘on our feet’ we work with the following questions: how can media expand the boundaries of theater? How do we integrate media into theater as a critical part of storytelling? How can media add a contemporary ‘edge’ to theatrical design and acting?
(Workshop details to come)
February 8 (Sunday)
- Peter Flaherty presents work (in discussion with M. Weems)
- Demo equipment and projection possibilities
- Introduce issues related to live camera work
Break into working groups (actors, designers, tech personnel.)
1. Tell the story with projection 2:00-4:00
1-hour work time
2. Tell the story with projection, actors, and basic lighting 4:00-6:00
1-hour work time
February 9 (Monday)
3:00-6:00 Develop material. (Possible guest artist class visits upon request.)
7:00 – 11:00 Continue exercises and discuss in groups.
February 10 (Tuesday)
Morning: Possible guest artist class visits upon request.
1:00-4:00 Guest Artist ‘crit’ in Weems/Sissons Scenography class.
7:00-11:00 Final wrap-up for all in the Wells
This schedule was designed to include the most people possible – unfortunately there will always be some conflicts.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
On Sunday, Stephen Sondheim tore it apart."
Monday, January 19, 2009
The problem has been that when confronted with Bush's policies, theatre-makers appeared to stop thinking. Bush was seen as such an easy target that they believed whatever abuse they threw at him would stick – abandoning any pretence of reasoned argument in favour of cheap shots about his idiocy. Either that or theatre-makers were so outraged by Bush's policies and actions that any actual interrogation of them became impossible."
is sworn in as President of the United States. But Oprah Winfrey will start the festivities today with her Inauguration Special, a remote broadcast from Washington, D.C., scheduled to air in Chicago on WLS-TV at 3 p.m. CST (4 p.m. EST). Check your local listings.
Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc. has once again lent its expertise to the Oprah Winfrey Show. For this special inauguration set, CSSI built support wagons for LED walls and scenic elements, and coordinated onsite staging activities. Chicago Scenic also provided upstage railings and column facades for the Inaugural show. A CSSI senior project manager and production carpenter traveled to Washington, D.C. to ensure that the project ran smoothly.
Chicago Scenic Studios previously worked as the project manger and fabricator for Oprahs current show set which debuted in 2005 and features more than 50 points of automation.
Visit Chicago Scenic's website to read more about our capabilities.
They are among 112 national theater companies who will receive grants totalling $2,747,500. Amounts to individual companies range from $10,000 to $50,000."
Last evening, Soul Of Shaolin opened at Broadway's Marquis Theatre. The kung fu spectacular is produced by Nederlander Worldwide and the Eastern Shanghai Cultural Film and Television Group as the first offering from their joint China On Broadway enterprise.
Critics' reviews ran the gamut, although there were no outright pans."
Having significant amounts of unstructured time in your schedule provides three benefits…"
Friday, January 16, 2009
Pappas, the company's producing artistic director, wanted to honor the play's scope and make it the centerpiece of the 2008-09 season.
'I knew it was an event, and events cost money,' he says. 'It's a big story about big people. Let's make it epic.'"
'Jersey Boys' is a musical with songs you know, love and want to hear again integrated into a story you don't know, but get caught up in.
Rather than drop another quarter into the jukebox to create yet another and-then-we-wrote musical revue of well-loved oldies, the producers and creative team took an alternate route."
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Ostensibly a forum to debate the guild's proposed strike-authorization vote, the meeting is likely to entail fireworks over any number of related issues: the possible disbanding of the negotiating committee, the fate of national executive director Doug Allen and the parameters of the new contract that's on the table."
The actor, whose CV includes productions of Eugene O'Neill plays including 'The Iceman Cometh' and 'Long Day's Journey Into Night,' is obviously enjoying the hard labor, even if it involves a degree of psychic suffering."
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Many were left with worthless tickets and no sign of relief.
State Rep. John Otterman, D-Akron, said Wednesday that he plans to send a letter to the Ohio attorney general's office asking if there is any help the state agency can provide."
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Having worked in residential construction for 20 years, she was used to finding work by flipping through her Rolodex.
'Usually it's three phone calls, three job offers, and off you go,' Ms. Razmara, 45, said.
The Woodbridge, Va., resident made her three phone calls. Then three more. But she still had no leads. For the first time since she graduated from college in the 1980s, she scoured help-wanted ads. She sent out more than 150 resumes and posted one on Craigslist under the heading, 'I desperately need a job.'"
The 62-year-old Lamos, who built Hartford Stage into a Tony Award-winning, internationally known theater from 1980 to 1997, is the new artistic director of the Westport Country Playhouse starting Feb. 1."
One of those lawyers, Anthony Julius - best known for representing Princess Diana in her divorce from Prince Charles - explains why he voted to let merchant Antonio keep the money after all."
It's easy enough to rotate objects when you know the exact angle of rotation needed. But what if you had an object that was already rotated and you wanted to rotate it such that it ended up at a specific angle. You don't know the existing angle but you know you want the final angle to be 90 degrees...make sense? The Reference option in the ROTATE command is there to save the day!"