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Stagehand Strike [Mon, Dec 03, 07 @ 02:44pm]

all_axeled_out
I know it's a little late but I haven't been able to find anyplace else to discuss this.

What were your opinions on the Stagehand Strike?


I personally thought it was ridiculous. They were making crazy demands and hurting so many people that I felt angry just thinking about the situation.

What did you guys think?
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strong women. [Wed, Nov 21, 07 @ 10:36pm]

emmyniem
Just for fun:
Who would you say were the strongest female characters on Broadway?

Include what play they are from, and why if you want, that's always fun.
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[Mon, Nov 19, 07 @ 10:48pm]

spectral_sirene
I really need your help!  Please vote for me, in this  Little Mermaid "Give us your Voice" Contest on Broadwayworld.com.  If I win I can get a trip to NY to see the Little Mermaid on Broadway!  Please help me out and vote for me! :)

click here:


http://www.broadwayworld.com/mermaidvote.cfm?id=158

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and your votes would mean the world to me!

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Annie and Sandy [Mon, Nov 05, 07 @ 08:07am]

orlilover13
Hello Drama Kids:

This spring my High School is doing the musical Annie. It is my last play in High School :(. I may be asked to play Lily (Roosters floozy girlfriend). I also got asked to train my dog as Annie's dog. I was just wondering if anyone had done this production before, we dont have the scripts yet and I want to know how big of a role the dog has and what things he needs to know. This would help lots, because I need to start training him ASAP.
Thanks!
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Schools [Fri, Nov 02, 07 @ 07:15pm]

spectral_sirene
[ mood | stressed ]

So, I'm getting overwhelmed by all this growing up business, and going to college and I must enlist your help.  Search engines just provide a bunch of needless information, and I think the best place to come is to all of you.  So my question is: What are the best colleges to apply for to major in musical theater?  I'm in California and I'd prefer to stay in somewhat in the west.  I appreciate any help, thank you.

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Santa a woman? [Sat, Oct 27, 07 @ 10:30am]

emmyniem

I'm writing a monologue for a Christmas Showcase. The basis of the monologue is "Why Santa Is a Woman."

I've come up with some pretty good reasons, such as "Men are more interested in peeling stockings off than filling them up."

Can anyone come up with any other suggestions? Although that one is about as sexual as I can go, this is a High School performance, lol.

Thank you!

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label hangers [Sat, Oct 20, 07 @ 12:57pm]

emmyniem

I’m in charge of my dressing rooms at my high school. Recently I have decided to section the girl's dresses by period. The only problem is most of the people who use the room have no idea what section is dedicated to which decade, since they often can’t tell from looking at the clothes themselves. I would love for me not to have to be there for every single time someone needs a costume.

Basically I am looking for two things.

One, does anyone know where I could find those little hanger things that don’t actually hold cloths but attached to the top of the hook is a small section where you could write something like “20’s, 30’s, 40’s” I think a lot of time they are used in stores (I know American Eagle has them on their sales racks) to section off sizes, usually on a circular rack.

If you don’t know where I could find those, does anyone have any other ideas about how I could label the sections without just taking a label maker and sticking a label on the edge of the wooden shelf above the racks.

If you think you could help if you had a picture I can get you one, photobucket just isn’t letting me use pics in my posts today

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de-lurking after months of silence. [Thu, Oct 11, 07 @ 10:02pm]

dodo31
[ mood | upset ]

I don't know how many stage managers are in this community, but there's something I need to get off my chest and get opinions about.

some background. I'm 17 years old. I've never stage managed before. Suddenly I'm stage managing 12 Angry Men. My mother is directing. My father is juror #3 and is the managing director of the theatre. I've known for my entire life the men playing jurors #11, #4, and #6, and one of the men sharing the role of #12. The costumer is also playing #11. The technical director is playing #5. Bonnie, he usual stage manager for the fall/winter show is the light and prop designer for this production. Bonnie does not like me very much; I've known her my entire life as well. I do not know how to drive a car. In order to walk to the theatre from my house you need to walk through an un-lit trail through a graveyard. My family has been away for three days for a very stressful college visit and interview at a school nearly 10 hours away. The last rehearsal was Sunday.

all of that information is relevant to what's behind this cutCollapse )

what do you think? I know there are a lot of dual roles here, including the precarious parent/child relationship conflicting with an employer/employee one. And most of those people I'd known all my life still think of me as the child I used to be.

What're your thoughts on that? Am I right to be as upset as I was/am? Are my parents and the other people right in how they treated me?

There's a lot of missing background here. I can't go into all the backstory, because that would take forever. But I think I got most of it across.

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Application [Sat, Oct 06, 07 @ 10:11am]

spectral_sirene
x. name? Cassie
x. age? 17
x. location? CA
x. gender? Female
x. How did you find __drama_freaks? searching for wicked lj group
x. whats your favorite play/musical? Phantom of the Opera
x. favorite actor? Johnny Depp
x. actress? Meghan Follows
x. have you ever been in theater? oh yes.
x. if so, what plays? Wizard of Oz (twice), Little Orphan Annie (twice), Annie Get Your Gun, Beauty and the Beast, Digging to China, various Mirror Mirror shows
x. your favorite song from a play? Currently "The Dark I know well" from Spring Awakening
x. what shows have you seen, if any, on broadway? Not on Broadway, but in LA, Wicked, Avenue Q,  Cats, The Drowsy Chaperone, and in March I'm going to Sweeney Todd!
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[Sat, Oct 06, 07 @ 12:54pm]

hobogloveluv
Ok so has anyone here seen the plays The Odd Couple and The Matchmaker? Are either of them any good? I have an audition today at three thirty and, the lady I talked to said that both shows are in dire need of males. For the Odd couple I believe she said I would be auditioning for Speed or Vinnie. For the Matchmaker I would be auditioning for Ambrose. So any one have any idea which so I should go for?
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[Tue, Jun 26, 07 @ 09:10pm]

_elegant_
What are your best techniques to calm nerves?
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Burlesque? [Fri, Jun 22, 07 @ 09:45pm]

siing_to_me
[ mood | curious ]

Has anyone ever heard of Burlesque: From G-Flat to G-String?  I'm thinking of auditioning for it, but I have no idea what it's about (other than what the title somewhat implies), so if anyone could give me an idea it'd be GREAT!

Thanks in advance.

cross-posted X a lot

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help [Wed, May 16, 07 @ 02:49pm]

xicheerbearix
im auditioning for Oklahoma! this saturday and i need help.

for my song i am doing "falling in love is wonderful" from Annie get your gun.

and i need a monolouge.

i want the part of laurie.

HELP!!!!

:-)
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[Tue, Apr 17, 07 @ 11:58am]

all_axeled_out

I figured you guys would like this. 

Darth Vader: The Musical

As written by Andrew Lloyd Vader


http://youtube.com/watch?v=M_NALyl9Sr4

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[Wed, Mar 14, 07 @ 11:16pm]

all_axeled_out
Well, I thought it was a joke when I first heard it but ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER is currently planning to work on a SEQUEL to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA!!!


http://www.andrewlloydwebber.com/sections/news/videodiary/diary-mar-07/index.php?section=news


A video of him actually talking about it.

I was told by somebody that the show will be about Christine having Eric's baby or something...

That is all I really know.

I'll let that one sink in for you...
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[Mon, Mar 12, 07 @ 05:43pm]

all_axeled_out
[ mood | Conflicted ]

I am trying to get as many opinions as possible on this.

I was recently accepted into an Internship Program at the Wang Center in Boston. For those who aren't from the area, the Wang Center is one of the theaters in the Theater District in Boston. I started training this weekend. At the end they gave me the schedule and a week break to get rid of conflicts.

So the schedule is:

On mondays and Wednesdays I have master classes where I work on acting, directing, teaching, etc. skills.
Fridays we learn how to run classes and workshops and actually get to lead some.
Tuesdays and Saturdays we split into individual groups and we put together a short performance piece that is performed at the Shubert Theater (which has 1600 seats and is usually occupied to touring broadway shows) 

I get paid a small stipend of $450 for the whole thing.

As you can probably see it is a HUGE oppurtunity.


However, to continue with this I would need to first, work something out about my school's participation in the MICCA festival. We are competing and it would interfere. I should be fine with these if the internship lets me miss a day.

I would have to quit the production of High School Musical that I am currently in as well as my school drama club's full length show, Ramona Quimby. It's my last show with the drama club and it's already suffering, only 7 people auditioned, one has already dropped, and two more are planning to drop. I will literally be screwing the show over. 

In case you don't know me, (which you most likely don't) I am the kind of person that finds responsibilities really important and I hate the idea of this.

I'm getting so much out of this internship and I have already learned so much from it. I've already sacrificed a lot for this internship including being cut from a show(which I'm not too upset because I didn't like the show that much anyway, the people were fun though)

What is your opinion on this whole situation? What would you do if this happened to you?

I really appreciate anything you have to say. Thanks!

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[Thu, Mar 08, 07 @ 06:20pm]

vegemite_07
[ mood | artistic ]

Yup, yet another meme!

Only this time, I made this (woot!).

Anyways....

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[Sun, Mar 04, 07 @ 08:53pm]

all_axeled_out
So yesterday my Drama Club competed in the Massachusetts High School Drama Guild Drama Festival. Our school did not move on to the Semi-Finals but we had the best by far performance of that show ever.

Anyway, at the end of the festival they announce certain actors, actresses, and technical people as part of the " All-Star cast." I was named as part of the All-Star cast TWICE! I played two characters in this show and the scenes were even back to back and no one could tell that I played both characters. The judges said that they wrote out both awards and then realized that they were for the same person. I was the only person given two awards. I was very proud of the performance I gave.
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[Sun, Feb 25, 07 @ 09:28pm]

all_axeled_out
Ok I thought I should share this...


The Producers is leaving broadway. I know I know, I'm sad too but it will be replaced by the highly anticipated(by me anyway) Young Frankenstein musical.


It has to be the most bittersweet thing that's ever happened to me.
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lalala [Tue, Feb 13, 07 @ 10:07pm]

escape_me_06
I'm a Theater Major at Ohio University, and this quarter I'm Stage Managing a mainstage production. The show includes a cast of 9 males, and we have 3 female SM's and a female director. It's definitely been interesting.

I just wanted to recommend the show to any males looking for a show full of good monologues. It's called Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme by Frank McGuinness. It's set in Northern Ireland, so I'm sure it would be great for any type of dialect audition, as well as a straight delivery. It's an awesome show, and if any of you are from around the OH, you should come see it!




This is more for giggles than anything else:

A Stage Manager's Prayer
Lord, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the Courage to change the things I can,
and the Wisdom to know where to hide the bodies of the actors I had to kill because they pissed me off.
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