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Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
3:50 pm - Favorite...

Hey    I  haven't   posted on here in a really long time   i kind of fell off the face of livejournal for quite  awhile

  I was  wondering  what evreryone's favorite show that they have seen on Broadway is?


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Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
1:24 am

umm be jealous... me & my friends went shopping with bernadette peters in henri bendels this weekend

well ok so she had no idea who we were but TECHNICALLY we were shopping with her!

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Tuesday, June 27th, 2006
9:12 pm - improv games

 hey everyone

 i am going to be a theatre camp counselor at a local community center in the next town over from  me for two weeks in  July   and need some help thinking of some improv games to play with my campers.  If you know  of any games  I can  play or know of any websites  that may have  lists of  improv games  send any suggestions my ways
thanks a bunch

current mood: ecstatic

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
2:54 pm - An cool Shakespeare opportunity...


This is a link for a cool three-week Shakespeare summer program. Here's a little sampling from the website:

"Original Staging Practices Take You From the Page to the Stage
YCTC espouses the philosophy of The American Shakespeare Center by taking campers on a journey using the staging conditions employed by Shakespeare’s troupe. Each summer campers perform plays at the Blackfriars Playhouse that shake the cobwebs out of, and put the fun back into, Shakespeare. How? Here are some of the things you’ll do and why:

1. Doing it with the lights on. Since Shakespeare’s plays were performed at 2 in the afternoon, his actors depended on the sun for their illumination. With the development of electricity and stage lights, the benefits of this practice have been largely forgotten. Actors at ASC and YCTC discover the benefits of interaction with the audience, the creation of a communal theatre experience, and the magic of theatre of the imagination.

2. 12 people playing 36 roles? Practicality and budgets in Shakespeare’s theatre dictated that his plays double or triple cast most roles. Not only does doubling give actors more time on stage, but fascinating things happen. The same actor in Hamlet, for instance, might play the Ghost of Hamlet’s father, the Player King, and the Gravedigger—all important advisors to Hamlet throughout the play.

3. Contemporary Costumes. Since actors did not wear historically accurate costume until the 18th century, Shakespeare’s players wore the clothing of their day. Actors wearing the same clothing as their audience does several things for the plays in performance. It links the audience to the characters, it connects the audience to the world of the play, and it makes the plays about the audience.

4. Cross gender casting. Since custom prevented women from appearing on stage until well after Shakespeare’s death, boys played all of the fascinating female roles he wrote. While campers at YCTC will include male and female participants, cross casting continues to illuminate Shakespeare’s work. The challenge an actor faces in transforming him or herself for any role role instills basic acting skills that translate to many other parts.

5. Interludes and acoustic sound. Actors at ASC prepare pre-show and inter-show entertainments, just as Shakespeare’s actors did. YCTC particpants play acoustic instruments, sing, and dance, always keeping the energy of the play moving forward. These interludes allow actors to show their other talents and, again, give the audience the communal experience.

From the Page
Visiting Scholars provide YCTC participants with tools for exploring Shakespeare's canon. Linguistics, original staging practices, and historical background receive special attention. Campers will gain knowledge about the play in which they are cast, the plays in which their fellow campers are cast, and the plays performed during the Blackfriars summer season.

To the Practice
In classes limited to 18 students, ASC's professional actors lead theoretical and practical workshops on a wide range of topics including scansion, improvisation, movement and vocal production for stage, masks, clown work, and stage combat. Campers will develop their acting skills through work on monologues and scenes.

To the Stage
In companies of 12, campers combine their new knowledge of texts and experience in stagecraft in one of the three shows offered during their session. Each camper then rehearses and performs in a one hour Shakespearean production, under the guidance of professional directors. Students are challenged to make creative choices within the guidelines of original practices. Campers present their final performances on the Blackfriars stage during the last day of camp.

And Beyond...
Young Company actors get a first-hand look at the events and activities of the Blackfriars summer season. They participate, as observers, in the pre-show warm-ups, music and fight calls, special rehearsals and run-throughs, and post show notes of a professional theatre company. They learn about the world of every member of our professional theatre company, from the stage manager, to the actors, to the dramaturg, to the scholars who contribute to the process of bringing the plays to life."

This looks AMAZING.

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Monday, January 30th, 2006
8:12 pm - Auditions......

Thursday is audition day for me. Back to back. Thursday night from 7-9 Both of the musical my school is putting on The Apple Tree and the one act plays which are directed by my friends Darren,Zach and Jen.

Wish me luck and cross your fingers to hope i get in. I'll know i'll be crossing mine... double crossing actually


current mood: anxious

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Friday, December 16th, 2005
10:40 am - The Apple Tree.....

I am very indecivie about trying out for The Apple Tree, the musical that my college is putting on next semester. I know that my chances of me getting in are very slim.. not just because of the compettion level with the other people who are trying out but because I know for a fact that I can't sing very well at all. And naturally singing is a key part to being in a musical. I'm not sure if there would be any roles availble that would not be singing roles but it is a musical after all so that is why my chances would very slim...

Well i suppose there is always the CTE show. Whatever that is going to be. We're supposed to be doing that on Sunday when we have our meeting. If i try out for both shows and do not make either on the decision of which show i want to do stage crew for if i want to do stage crew at all. Most likely CTE but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.

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Tuesday, November 29th, 2005
4:02 pm


hey everyone... im doing a project for english and its a cause and effect...my topic of choice is.


if any of you have any ideas or comments... to why we need theatre... it would be great to see your resonses! :)


current mood: content

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Friday, November 18th, 2005
3:17 pm - i'm new!!!

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Wednesday, November 16th, 2005
3:12 pm - new member... add me :D

Hi Everyone

My name is Janine. I am 20 year college student from NH. I am a hardcore theatre person which is why I joined this community. I have been involved in theatre related activitis since high school where i did backstage work for two shows at my high school and had a minor role in one play my senior year. I am still actively involved in theatre in college doing stage crew for the various productions that my college has put on in the past couple of semsters. As far as broadway shows that i've seen I've seen Hairspray, The Producers, Beauty and The Beast, Wicked and Phantom of The Opera. All in which were phenominial except for Phantom of The Opera which I found to be rather boring. I am seeing Rent on December 2nd. I am wicked excited as I am addicted and I do mean addicted to the song Seasons of Love.


Add me as i enjoy meeting new people with simialr interests than me


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Tuesday, September 6th, 2005
6:43 pm - Too true...

"Hell is a half-filled auditorium." - Robert Frost (1874-1963)

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Sunday, September 4th, 2005
11:51 pm - melodrama help

okay so does anyone have any ideas on how to audition for a melodrama? the show is called the secret of the mine or because their hearts were pure. i have no idea at all how to audition for this show and i really need alot of help. melody is the heroine.

this is the provided material:
Ah, woe is me! Exiled here far from my beloved Cragsmoor, the days will pass with leaden feet. Yet will I bea it bravely, for the path of duty lies clear before me; my duty to my mother, to my ... to my mother-to-be .(wipes away a tear)Then why these slef-pitying tears? the noble Mr. Dalrymple has set forth unafraid to challenge a cruel fate. Mine is the easier task by far, here to keep alive the feeble, flickering flame of the lampe of hope!

WIDOW D. Where is my wandering boy tonight, I wonder?
WIDOW T. Fear not, Widow Dalrymple, he is safe and well, I know.
WIDOW D. Three months have now gone by and still no news. Three long weary months.
WIDOW T. Have faith in him, Widow Dalrymple, and faith in Heaven (POints on high)
WIDOW D. Yes, indeed. Heaven still watches ove us. Have we not these crumbs of coal (indicates basket) gleaned from the rubble of our beloved mine, to keep us warm?
WIDOW T. And the few pennies our busy fingers earn with these clicking needles supply our daily bread.
WIDOW D. Then in a few short months your daughter, the sweet Melody, will again be here to comfort us- (Aside) on vacation from the school.
WIDOW T. And by then your son, the gallant Goodwin, will hae sent us cheering news

any suggestions or blocking idea will help.the auditions are on tuesday. thanks!

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Friday, April 29th, 2005
9:26 am

Name: Katrina
Age: 14
Location: Westchester, New York
Gender: female
Grade: 9
Status (Single, dating, etc.): single
Pick 5 words to describe yourself: funny, kind, happy, hyper, trust-worthy
Hobbies: dancing, acting, cooking
What musicals/plays have you been in? (you don't need to name all of them. just a few will do.): Little Shop of Horrors (chorus then Crystal), Oklahoma! (Ado Annie), Leader of the Pack (stage crew), The Sound of Music (Louisa then Frau Schmit)
Your life's ambition: To find a career i love and can do
Something you like about yourself: I like things because I like them, not because other people like them.
Something we should know about you: I love old musical movies(On the Town, Kiss Me Kate, Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, ect.)
How long before the judgement day?: one more day

♪♪ Favorites ♪♪
Movie: The Breakfast Club
Musical: Little Shop of Horrors
Color: blue/aqua
Actor: Johnny Depp
Actress: queen latifa
Showtune: "Mama I'm a Big Girl Now"
Quote: "A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is"
TV show: Degrassi: The Next Generation

♪♪ Questions you should know the answer to. (if you don't know the answer, make an educated guess. plz dont'cheat. we'll know. if we suspect you of cheating, we'll vote 'no.' ♪♪

Who wrote the book Les Miserables: hugo victor!
What is your favorite disney movie and why (a bit off topic): Beauty and the Beast, I've loved it since I was a little girl... she looks somewhat like me (blue eyes, brown hair), and I guess it reminds me of my childhood!
Who is playing 'radames' in AIDA right now on b-way: adam pascal! (yay rent too)
Who is the green witch in Wicked. (the character. not the person): elpheba (elphie)
What is the name of the eldest daughter in Fiddler on the Roof: tzielda (tzeila?)
Who plays Dolly in Hello dolly on the broadway cd (ANNOYING VOICE): barbara striesand
What character in les miserables is almost always played by someone asian: no idea =/ sorry

current mood: creative

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Wednesday, April 27th, 2005
1:32 pm - Application

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Sunday, April 3rd, 2005
5:34 pm - x-posted

hey all!!

just wondering if ya'll could help me a bit.
I currently in the process of doing the "beloved" auditioning for 5 shows...at the same time.

local theatre company is having auditions...they want us to do 16 bars of an up-tempo song.

I would like to be considered for the parts of Kim (miss saigon) and Amneris (aida).
have any suggestions for a song/part of a song?

thank you all ever so much!!

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4:44 pm - Application.
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current mood: hopeful

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Sunday, March 6th, 2005
10:13 am - Leader of the Pack

I made my high school musical!!! This is my 6th play and I'm stoked! It's called Leader of the Pack, and it's 50's and 60's songs! And i got lots of singing! Woo-hoo <33

current mood: cheerful

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2005
4:52 pm - Question

I have a college auditions coming up and I'm looking for an English Art Song for a high to medium voice....any suggestions?

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Sunday, January 30th, 2005
3:54 pm


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Friday, January 28th, 2005
12:08 pm - i am going to say

i know i am not a mod. but in the absence of them all, i declare anyone who attempted to submit an application 'in'. so welcome to theatre kids.

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Friday, January 21st, 2005
5:06 pm - x-posted WILD PARTY?!?!

Anyone know where I could find just the instrumental (karaoke or just sheet music would be good enough) to the musical The Wild Party? Specifically for the song "Look at Me Now"?

Thanks :)

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