Non Equity Tours 2013-2014

DressedInYourPajamas
Chorus Member
joined:7/7/12
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/19/13 at 12:04pm
Does anyone know which tours will become non equity or go out non equity for the 2013-2014 season?
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/19/13 at 12:15pm
No, but you look mighty cute in my pjs. Just sayin'.
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JohnyBroadway
Broadway Star
joined:4/10/12
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/19/13 at 12:20pm
Memphis!
TheGingerBreadMan
Broadway Star
joined:12/7/12
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/19/13 at 12:32pm
I know THE ADDAMS FAMILY launches a tour sometime this month that is non-eq.
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CJ N2N
Featured Actor
joined:7/8/11
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/19/13 at 12:38pm
The upcoming HAIR tour is non-equity right?
TheGingerBreadMan
Broadway Star
joined:12/7/12
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/19/13 at 12:38pm
^^

I believe it is.
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thespian geek
Broadway Legend
joined:10/1/04
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/19/13 at 01:09pm
American Idiot's current tour is non-eq and will start up performances in the US again here very soon.
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/19/13 at 01:33pm
Mamma Mia is going Non-Eq this year.
kellymarie465
Stand-by
joined:8/17/08
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/20/13 at 12:42pm
Current non-eq touring shows (or starting up this year),

The Addams Family
American Idiot
Beauty and the Beast
Catch Me If You Can
Ghost ??
Hair
Mamma Mia
Memphis
Rock of Ages
Shrek
West Side Story
Wizard of Oz

... any others?



Updated On: 1/20/13 at 12:42 PM
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/20/13 at 12:50pm
Where's your information that Ghost is going Non-Eq? I would think with all those tech elements it would be tough to go non-eq.
JohnyBroadway
Broadway Star
joined:4/10/12
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/20/13 at 12:52pm
Peter and the star catcher is not mon- equ Phoenix Entertainment is only a supervisor on the tour, similar to what Networks does with their equity tours.

Updated On: 1/20/13 at 12:52 PM
dyland
Stand-by
joined:12/5/12
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/20/13 at 01:58pm
Troika Entertainment is presenting ghost.
tourboi
Broadway Legend
joined:12/15/05
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/20/13 at 02:44pm
Troika also produces some Equity shows (see PRISCILLA). So GHOST could still go equity.

As for NETworks, they produce their Equity tours (sometimes with the original producers, sometimes on their own), they don't just supervise.

In the case of Phoenix, they usually help oversee Equity tours, then send out the non eq version when it closes (which was what their deal was on Rock of Ages).
dyland
Stand-by
joined:12/5/12
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/20/13 at 02:54pm
Trokia presents Non Equity. they are presenting CATCH ME and thats non equity
TheatreFan4
Broadway Legend
joined:8/12/09
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/20/13 at 02:56pm
And they're presenting Priscilla which is Equity.
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tourboi
Broadway Legend
joined:12/15/05
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/20/13 at 03:23pm
Actually they're not presenting anything. They're producing. Local venues/organizations present.

IE, when you see a show at Playhouse Square in Cleveland in their Broadway Series, Playhouse Square presents those shows, which are produced by, well, the producers (in this conversation Priscilla is produced by Troika, Presented by Playhouse Square).
willep
Broadway Legend
joined:9/20/08
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/20/13 at 06:05pm
Spamalot is non-equity, but I believe they are closing in April.
DEClarke
Broadway Legend
joined:11/22/06
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/21/13 at 09:52am
You scared me there willep! TUTS in Houston is doing SPAMalot this season, and i had to check when it was happening. It runs May 14-26. So, I guess they're doing it all in house! YAY!

I don't think TUTS has ever done a non-eq tour...
My Oh My
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/07
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/22/13 at 12:50am
The OP is very cold and looks perverted in my P.J.s.

TMI, I know. *shrug*

There was a non-equity tour of A Chorus Line out recently. I saw a clip of the opening number on YouTube and I swear the orchestra sounded like it was generated by midi. It made my poor ears shrivel up and die.

I'm still impressed by that Hairspray non-equity tour I saw in Costa Mesa awhile back. Totally beat the odds and I felt I saw an actual Broadway caliber production...with a really crappy sound system. Everything else was top notch though. Rare.
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RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/22/13 at 01:10am
Is Mamma Mia going non-eq a sign of the times or what? I know the Broadway production is sort of steering to a closure soon, but I'm still surprised it's going Non-Eq. I guess they haven't played the smaller markets yet.
JohnyBroadway
Broadway Star
joined:4/10/12
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/22/13 at 01:25am
My Oh My, do you happened to have a link to that chorus line clip? They played a one night here in Portland, OR, that was part of one of are biggest blockbuster seasons yet. Let's just say there were several patron complaints to our local presenters. Mics going in and out, sketchy lighting cues, and at times loud noises from the off stage crew.
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/22/13 at 02:06am
Is Mamma Mia going non-eq a sign of the times or what? I know the Broadway production is sort of steering to a closure soon, but I'm still surprised it's going Non-Eq. I guess they haven't played the smaller markets yet.

A couple years ago they scaled the set for the tour WAY back. Smaller walls and a less intricate deck. The show looked terrible, and the cast (an equity cast) was abysmal. I don't see how going non-eq at this point could make it any worse than the most recent incarnation I saw. While I don't LOVE the show, I did thoroughly enjoy it the three times I saw it on tour before it got scaled down so badly. It looked extremely cheap.
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My Oh My
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/07
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/22/13 at 03:25am
JohnyBroadway, I tried locating that clip for you to see, but wasn't successful.

There are several very high quality promo clips, which I'm sure most of you have seen, of the recent non-equity tour. And unless you're unfamiliar with the Broadway revival cast recording, you will think I'm nuts because the orchestra sounds every bit as good on those clips as it does on the revival recording.

But see, non-equity tours have non-equity tour advertising techniques, and those promo clips feature images of their cast performing and lip-synching to the actual Broadway revival cast recording. So you'll buy your over-priced tickets thinking that's what the show is going to sound like, until you take a seat and that midi machine gets fired up and piped into blue super speaker.
Recreation of original John Cameron orchestration to "On My Own" by yours truly. Click player below to hear.
E.Davis
Broadway Legend
joined:1/1/08
Non Equity Tours 2013-2014
Posted: 1/22/13 at 08:36am
Is this it?


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