matinee stage door?

ak72090
Stand-by
joined:12/3/13
matinee stage door?
Posted: 3/23/14 at 07:36pm
Just really bummed myself out when I realized the three shows I have coming up are all saturday/sunday matinees, and I probably wont get to meet some of my favorite actors. Ive never been to an early show...do they still come out to say hi before they get ready for the evening performance? In particular. ..anyone try this with the realistic joneses yet?
Sorry if this has been asked a million times...thanks!

Updated On: 3/23/14 at 07:36 PM
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
matinee stage door?
Posted: 3/23/14 at 07:43pm
You do indeed have a lesser chance at sucessful stagedooring for matinees. This is time for the cast/crew to rest, relax, eat and focus for the next show.

Can't speak specifically for this show.
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HighFlyingAdored97
Understudy
joined:3/17/14
matinee stage door?
Posted: 3/23/14 at 07:53pm
It is harder to obtain signatures after a matinee compared to an evening show... but it's not impossible. Which three shows are you seeing? I can't speak for the matinee of The Realistic Joneses but all four leads did sign after the evening show yesterday.
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quizking101
Broadway Legend
joined:12/25/09
matinee stage door?
Posted: 3/23/14 at 08:06pm
Saturday matinees are usually hit or miss (mostly miss), however, since most shows only play a matinee on Sunday, you'll have better odds there.
ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
matinee stage door?
Posted: 3/23/14 at 08:36pm
when i saw pippin for the 5th time in july it was a sat mat and rachel bay jones, matthew james thomas, andrew fitch, and bethany moore were the only ones that came out. Granted it was a really hot day in nyc!

Updated On: 3/23/14 at 08:36 PM
oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
matinee stage door?
Posted: 3/23/14 at 08:40pm
If you're coming during the BC/EFA season, you'll be able to buy signed stuff. That doesn't solve the meeting your favorite actors bit, but the signatures often look a lot better.
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Rabekriegerin
Stand-by
joined:6/5/11
matinee stage door?
Posted: 3/23/14 at 10:33pm
As others have said: your chances are less, but in the end, it really depends on the day (and the show).

As anecdotal evidence, I went to the stage door of Rocky on a Wednesday matinee. I hadn't been planning it (I was with the family, and we had a dinner engagement), but circumstances just worked out. To my surprise, all of the principles showed. Actually, probably the most pleasant stage-door experience I've ever had.

So - you never know. :) I wish you luck!
BwayGeek2
Stand-by
joined:3/9/11
matinee stage door?
Posted: 3/23/14 at 10:51pm
Like Quizking said, it's pretty hit or miss, last spring I went to the Kinky Boots stage door after a mat and nearly everyone but Billy Porter signed. Good luck!

Updated On: 3/23/14 at 10:51 PM
quizking101
Broadway Legend
joined:12/25/09
matinee stage door?
Posted: 3/23/14 at 11:44pm
Additionally, when I saw MOTHERS & SONS last week, I wasn't expecting anyone, but to my surprise, both Bobby Steggart and Tyne Daly came out. (Tyne is such a sweetheart, I can't even...)
ak72090
Stand-by
joined:12/3/13
matinee stage door?
Posted: 3/24/14 at 06:08am
highflying-- aladdin on a sunday at 3, the realistic joneses on a saturday at 2, and of mice and men on a sunday at 3. Didnt realize it, but the Aladdin and OMAM shows are both sunday and are the only shows that day, so thats good. But not the Joneses, I'm hoping Michael Hall and Marissa are in a good mood that day haha. I am a huggge fan of Michael Hall, so that was my biggest concern

HighFlyingAdored97
Understudy
joined:3/17/14
matinee stage door?
Posted: 3/24/14 at 07:42am
I'm going to assume you have the best chance at Aladdin - since it's a kiddy show the cast will most likely come out to sign.
I'm not sure if you are aware, but the Lyceum (where the Joneses is playing) is on 45th street while the stagedoor is on 46th street. You need to go around the block after the show to find the stagedoor. You should have no trouble though, the door will say Lyceum Theatre Stage Door and barricades will be set up. The whole cast was very kind, but I'm not sure if they come out after matinees.
From what I understand, Of Mice and Men is a madhouse. The cops have to standby to monitor the crowd.
Have a great time! I can't wait to hear what you think of these shows :)
"The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
ak72090
Stand-by
joined:12/3/13
matinee stage door?
Posted: 3/24/14 at 02:24pm
thanks highflying!! :)
yankeefan7
Broadway Legend
joined:4/14/12
matinee stage door?
Posted: 3/24/14 at 04:17pm
I have only been at stage door a few times and was wondering generally how long it takes actor to sign for everyone on line. I know it can depend on the actors involved and the show but lets just say for this purpose a "hit" show that has been running for a few years.
oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
matinee stage door?
Posted: 3/24/14 at 04:22pm
A hit show running for a few years should be easier, since the OBC is probably long gone... and without a name star, you'll probably have less autograph hounds that didn't even see the show in line.
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Phillytheatreguy10
Leading Actor
joined:7/22/12
matinee stage door?
Posted: 3/26/14 at 08:57pm
How's the Bridges matinee stage door? What's been the trend?
HighFlyingAdored97
Understudy
joined:3/17/14
matinee stage door?
Posted: 3/26/14 at 09:28pm
Phillytheatreguy - Went to a Bridges Sunday matinee, everyone came out. They also came out relatively quickly... I waited maybe 5-10 minutes for O'Hara and Pasquale.
"The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
matinee stage door?
Posted: 3/26/14 at 09:32pm
Sunday doesn't really count as to whether they come out after matinees, since they only do a matinee. This is more of a Wednesday or Saturday question, typically. On Sunday, they will always come out, to go home.
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Phillytheatreguy10
Leading Actor
joined:7/22/12
matinee stage door?
Posted: 3/26/14 at 11:07pm
I was more looking at the trend on a sat. matinee day, but thanks for the info highflying!

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