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Sunday, July 27th, 2008
12:06 am
One Act Play for first time director
Howdy, theatre majors! We are the luckiest. WHO else can do yoga in class for credit? Who?

So I'm in somewhat of a bind, and I'd love your help. I just got accepted into an intense directing class I didn't think I had a shot at, so I now have to make the right choice of play to produce. Something that turns my crank and can sustain interest/analysis for seven months.

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" and "Push Up 1/3" are my two favorite plays, which I'd absolutely adore to do.

BUT, the play has to be: one act, no more than an hour, and with 2 to 5 characters. It eliminates those two.

I'm looking for one that fits into those characteristics, with witty, fast-paced and biting dialogue a la Edward Albee. Words that don't beat around the bush. zing. The Zoo Story and The American Dream have already been done in the class, so they are sadly eliminated.

Any suggestions? I'd be forever grateful.
Thursday, July 20th, 2006
12:42 pm
Well, my name is Jay McDavid, from Tallahassee, Fl. I'm starting at Brevard College this Fall, and I plan on being a theater major. Directing is what I really want to end up doing, but I also want to do acting after college.

My twon is doing "Seussical the Musical" this week, and it was fairly good. A lot better than their production of "The Secret Garden" last year and "The King and I" the year before. The man who played the Cat in the Hat was amazing (I don't have my program near me, so I don't know his name), and the little boy (Jojo?) lead was played by a little girl, which ended up working better than the previous production of it I saw in Rome, GA.

My old school is doing a production of "West Side Story", which I haven't seen yet, but one of my friends is playing one of the leads, so I'm planning on seeing it soon.
Saturday, February 18th, 2006
12:15 am
Audition Workshop
For those of you in the NYC area....

Broadway Dance Center Presents Musical Theater Audition 101 with Diane Laurenson and Bettina Sheppard.

Sunday, February 19
9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon
Broadway Dance Center - 221 West 57th Street, between Broadway and 7th Avenue above the Hard Rock Cafe. We are very close to the A/C, B/D and 1/9 subways at the 59th Street (Columbus Circle) stop or the N/R at the 57th Street stop.

Studio 3B, $40

Experience a typical (mock) musical theatre audition in a safe and positive environment. Gain experience and confidence, and receive individual, practical feedback that will help develop and refine your audition skills for your next casting call!


Male and Female Dancer/ Singer/ Actor, All Types, All Levels, All Ages. Be warmed up and ready to dance a short jazz combo at the start of the call. Women: Character heels. Men: Character shoes or Jazz sneakers.

Appropriate attire for a "Chicago" or "Fosse" call. Prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo Broadway musical selection in your key (Rogers & Hart, Lerner & Lowe), accompanist will be provided. Please have pix & resumes stapled together.

You may sign-up now ONLY via the Front Desk... now-the morning of the workshop!
Saturday, December 17th, 2005
8:49 pm
Does anyone else feel truly missunderstood when it comes to our major? Not one person in my family appreciates what I study. I was playing "La Vie Boheme" on my itunes and my mom and brother made me turn it off. My brother reffered to it as the song about Sodomy (I think just because of the one line). And it just really depresses me. It's important to me and they just don't get it. I know that my mom completely doesn't understand. She thinks my major is frivolous and silly and I won't find work. I'll never forget, in my senior year, I student directed our school musical: Fiddler On The Roof, and I wanted my parent's to come see it. My mom said, "why? You're not even in it" Everyone in my family teaches, and I'm convinced my mom wants me to be a teacher, even though she says she doesn't- it's always in a tone of 'if that's what you wanna do. . . I'm not going to say anything'

And don't any of you get really frustrated or judged when you're talking to people who hate musicals?

Current Mood: depressed
Monday, September 12th, 2005
1:07 pm
I just found out that I will be playing the title character in MCLA's production of Robin Hood. I was so excited I had to spread the news.

Thursday, August 25th, 2005
1:59 am
Script needed
Not sure if anyone can help...I need the script for "You Might as Well Live" book and music by Norman Mathews and lyrics by Doroty Parky. Thinking of doing it for my senior project. (theater major at MSU!) Can't find it anywhere! Hopw ya'll can help, you've done so in the past. Muah*s to all!!!
Thursday, August 11th, 2005
6:59 pm
He ya'll!!!
My name is Heather and I am a theatre major....I hope to teach in in a high school one day! I like spreading the talent around becuse I love theatre so much...

Current Mood: groggy
Tuesday, May 31st, 2005
12:13 am
A Few Questions...
Hey all, I've got a couple of questions. My local Alpha Psi Omega cast wants to do a short, student-produced show to kick off the school year and hopefully generate a good reputation for us. So, I have some questions for all you brilliant thespians out there.

1. Can anyone point me in the direction of some good scripts, preferably non-royalty scripts because we're doing this whole shebang for free, and we're broke as it is?

2. Does anyone have any good show suggestions? Anything that worked for you in the past? This play will be taking place outside, so we can't do any elaborate sets or anything.

3. Would it be better to do a full-length show or a bunch of short plays? In high school, we had a lot of success with the short ones, so I tend to lean in that direction. Also, I've always had a special spot in my heart for "Sure Thing," by David Ives, so I would love to see us do that one...

Well, honestly that's all I can think of at the moment. Any suggestions are very much appreciated! This is the first time we've attempted anything like this, so we're having a little trouble getting everything started!

Crossposted to some other places. Sorry for flooding your friends pages!
Saturday, January 8th, 2005
3:46 pm
I am going to be auditioning for several schools soon and I was wondering what things to expect, prepare for, and anyones experience with school auditions.
11:40 am
hi. my name is Maria. I just joined. glad to get to know you all!
Friday, September 24th, 2004
5:21 pm
I am currently learning the pure Grotousque (sp?) method of physical comedy. So far it is a pretty good experience. What I was interested in knowing is if anyone else has experience in pure Grotousque (again, sp?) and what they thought of it.

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004
11:43 pm
A. What made you interested in the world of theater?
B. What do you want to do with your theater degree (or theater minor)?

Current Mood: creative
Thursday, June 3rd, 2004
12:34 am
Well, this is my attempt to create a community. I don't think there is another one devoted to theater majors and minors, but I could be mistaken. I don't know much about how to make or moderate a community, so it's not going to be great at first. I'll have a picture and better things later, I promise!

Current Mood: creative
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