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Why I Fell Asleep During Your Play

By Bob Tooms   Posted 5.17.2016   Front of House, Audience, play, Theatre
Why I Fell Asleep During Your Play

You’re working your @$$ off up there, then you glance over and there’s this big blond doofus in the audience with his eyes closed. And you try not to let it bug you, but it bugs you. How could you have failed so badly? The weeks of rehearsal, the actor homework you struggled over, that moment in the show when everything kicked up a notch like it never had, then you glanced over and saw: me. Sleepy McBlondie, with my head tilting to one side and my eyes shut tight. Now it’s all ruined and you want to give up the acting thing forever because man the show was good that night except for that one damn guy with the ultimate critique of closed eyelids.

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Groundhog Day Musical Logo

Carlyss Peer will play Rita Hanson alongside the previously announced Andy Karl. The previously announced world premiere of the Broadway-bound Groundhog Day, a new musical with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and book by Danny Rubin (who co-scripted the 1993 film of the same name with Harold Ramis), has confirmed full casting for the production, which will begin performances July 11 prior to an official opening August 16 at the Old Vic, for a run through September 17.

 

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Elin Hampton

Elin Hampton's full-length plays, short plays, and musicals have been produced at The Greenway Arts Alliance, The Road Theatre Company, The Hollywood Fringe Festival, InterAct, ALAP, The Hudson Backstage, New York’s The Duplex, and at the York Theatre Company amongst others. She spent many years as a television writer and producer, penning numerous shows, including "Mad About You," "Pinky and the Brain," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and "The ...

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Erick Rockwell

We caught up with Up To You's! writer Eric Rockwell (Musical of Musicals (the Musical!)) to discuss what makes this 1970s retro-pop musical relevant to today's audiences. Q: What inspired you to create Up To You!? A: I was inspired to write Up To You! in part by all the talented students I know. I wanted to create a show that would ...

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The Chance to Understand

By S.G. Shade   Posted 5.2.2016   On Stage, Classical, Shakespeare, Drama, Theatre
William Shakespeare

This is a response to an Op-Ed article published by the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, April 24, 2016 by Mark O'Connor titled Perchance To Understand. The Op-Ed article can be found on the Los Angeles Times website under the title Shakespeare's Work Has Thrived for 400 Years. Here's How To Improve It. In the article, Mr. O'Connor explains the importance of translating Shakespearean plays so ...

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