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Amyleigh1982
Central and Southern California
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And, oh, do I need spellcheck and a beta-reader...
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2012 on Awesome Insanity at The Business Called Show
So when is DTE-West being founded for all us poor shmoes on the wrong coast? :(
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No knocking Bombay Dreams! (And us POGs know all about you, Mr. H!) Whatever happened to A.R. Rahman's Lord of the Rings musical? Was it just plain bad?
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YES! Thank you! I have been looking and looking for this!
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Some examples: Ghost: Good Les Miz 25th: Bad I don't think it's fair to lump all projection based scenery into one category. We already create worlds that don't exist and have the freedom to fill them with whatever we can think up. While I think it's a great way to add dimension and artistic flair to a pared down performance piece, ultimately it's the production designer that makes it sink or swim.
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1) Amen. 2/3) That's why I stick with the little theaters - they can pretty much do whatever content at whatever pace they want. 4/8) PLEASE! 5/7) Ehhhh.... 6) Yes! A lot of towns are less friendly towards progressive theatre. 9/10) Most times you work for free. Fact of life. BUT, a lot of places that offer a steady income ask that you have a Master's plus 5+ years experience. That's sort of crazy, especially if you are looking for people with fresh ideas.
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The original Starlight Express. Alas, I was far too young.
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"What happens on Broadway doesn't make any impact on the rest of theatre in America." - my high school drama teacher. Thanks for the inspiration, Mr. M.
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Short story: was contacted to support two shows through Kickstarter. One offered free preview tix and a poster signed by the cast - the other only thank you note signed by the director. Guess which one I supported and flew to another state to see? You gotta offer something in return, not much but tilt the scale in your favor. There are a lot of shows out there. Give people a reason to pick yours.
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Reminds me of when the large chain supermarkets went on strike a few years back, propelling places like Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and other smaller chains into superstardom. And many shoppers never went back to the larger stores. A gamble gets played the longer a strike wears on and you can only hope that the people will be waiting with open arms at the end.
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As I told Danny at previews - it's not just a revival, it's not just a modernization, the show represents something that is right now, today, this week (whatever week you go see it, folks). You guys pulled off something incredibly difficult and magical. Thank YOU for letting us share in the experience all the way through.
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Maybe I misread, but doesn't the key statement seem to be '4 per person' not Per Group. One would think that another person in said group could purchase additional tickets. If it keeps a few more tickets out of the hands of scalpers and guarantees that at least someone has a chance of day-of tickets for a prestigious show, um, yay?
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Zombies jump? I thought they sort of....hobble.
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Project Runway: the Musical with an all-celebrity socialite cast??
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Argh. Ol' number 4, which ends up leading to number 5. Boo.
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Make it so, Commander.
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Oh, thank God. I think you finally saw the show I had been talking about. I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't 'get it'.
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Amyleigh1982 added a favorite at One Producer in the City
Jul 15, 2011
Holy Potter, Batman! This video made my morning - no coffee needed, Plus, it's downloadable. Chalk up another win for direct youtube distribution. Youtube - Where Most of Your Entertainment Comes From (is that a good thing?).
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Seem like a good place to send the flyer-carriers and/or a TKTS rep. "There's no such thing as a loser, folks! Step right up and we'll find you your next favorite show!" If you go fishing, you probably won't catch all the fish in the lake but you might just bring in a haul now and then.
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Front row, October 23rd. Cast well!
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I'm biased by being from LA, but I have a great respect for the black box productions that go on here. No one really expects these shows to be phenomenal hits or to break even (though they'd always like them to). The people doing these shows do it for pure love of the art form and the chance to try something that would have never been possible at a larger venue. That's how we get some notable actors in off-beat productions - they just WANT to be part of something (it certainly ain't for the money). It's passion that fuels these shows, and that's the magical something that larger productions occasionally forget.
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Ah, Pixar - One of the few companies where the employees LOVE to go to work. When you love what you do it changes the product of whatever you're creating. A dream scenario — where the people don't think "I HAVE to go to work," they think "Wow! I GET to go to work!"
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My first high school show, Bye, Bye, Birdie, is still rolling in the royalties AND getting a revival to boot! Some trains don't stop.
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