LINDA VISTA Previews Oct 13
2019, 11:02:51 PM
Funny that someone mentioned that the sound design was too loud- when I saw it (from the rear mezzanine) last week, it sounded completely unamplified, and I often had difficulty hearing the actors.
24 Hours In NYC Sep 7
2019, 11:18:44 PM
Mean Girls, Mormon, and DEH probably will all run a few more years, so I would catch Oklahoma and Waitress before they close.
Best Scene Changes Aug 27
2019, 07:16:54 PM
There was a transition in Susan Stroman’s production of “The Merry Widow” at the Met during which the Can-Can dancers were lowered from the ceiling. I don’t remember the details beyond that, but it was a breathtaking moment.
SweetLips22 said: "Is it true that if you don't have a certain number of 'followers' that you won't even get an audition?"
I’ve heard of that being true for other media, but not for theatre. The main culprits (beyond the obvious looks>vocal ability>acting ability hierarchy) include the school connections that SouthernCakes mentioned (some casting offices give a huge priority to actors who attended the “right” sc
SouthernCakes said: "I think it’s a lot to do with casting and colleges. Most casting offices pull from a specific college/university, and those schools are churning out carbon copy performers, so honestly there’s no way to be unique in today’s market... It’s really aggravating as an actor who didn’t go to the main schools and who has the talent to break into this talent pool."
Absolutely! Blame casting directors and producers
Has anyone recognized actors anywhere but a show? Jul 26
2019, 12:02:54 AM
Being an actor and having dabbled in other areas of the industry makes this very common for me despite the fact that I SUCK at recognizing people out of context. Here are a few off the top of my head: I’ve been alone in an elevator with Norm Lewis I’ve also been in an elevator with Hunter Foster I’ve auditioned in front of Joel Grey and Anthony Rapp I once saw Vanessa Williams in a rehearsal studio Hank Azaria saw a show I was in at least twice When I was a TodayTix conc
Non-Smoking Contract for Actors Jul 22
2019, 10:15:58 PM
@Alex Kulak2, I’m pretty sure i’m literally the only [adult] actor I know who has never smoked anything. While I am always baffled when I see actors under the age of 60 or so smoking cigarettes, I understand that it is more common than one would expect, and marijuana is significantly more common.
FIDDLER - Lean and Mean? Jul 19
2019, 09:18:59 AM
Re: the supertitles, I would advise not sitting too close to the stage, as it is much easier to concurrently see the supertitles and action from further back.
Greatest Cast of Characters in a Show Jul 8
2019, 09:10:39 PM
Have to agree with “Spelljng Bee” and “Ragtime.” Also have to disagree with “Les Miz”, which I love, but has so many characters that are not at all fleshed out, most of whom are named in the program but not referred to by name in the show itself, so you often don’t even know which character/actor is singing at a given time.
Perfection Jul 3
2019, 10:28:39 AM
^I didn’t see the original production, but I agree that ALNM is a “perfect” musical- a gorgeous and consistent score (ie none that I would skip every time I listen to a recording), a story that’s interesting and followable, characters the audience cares about, and laughter and tears along the way.
HogansHero said: "zainmax said: "bwaylvsong said: "This is actually good news for low-profile shows. I was in a show a few months ago which received ONE “critic” review (which was essentially a blog post), which happened to be scathing and significantly lowered our score until we were able to get enough positive public reviews to balance it out."
Maybe, the solution is to establish better criteria for critics?"
Show-Score Cuts Critics Jul 1
2019, 06:52:17 PM
This is actually good news for low-profile shows. I was in a show a few months ago which received ONE “critic” review (which was essentially a blog post), which happened to be scathing and significantly lowered our score until we were able to get enough positive public reviews to balance it out.
MITB Tony's Reactions Jun 13
2019, 10:34:34 PM
I saw the show tonight and there were several understudies on, but the cast was very high energy and received a ton of love from the audience. I doubt anyone was fazed.
The Prom Rush vs TDF Jun 13
2019, 10:19:54 PM
I tried to get a rush ticket tonight around 6:30pm and was told they were sold out.
Kiss Me Kate - Rush Jun 12
2019, 10:53:24 PM
I did the in-person rush about an hour before the show a couple weeks ago and got a ticket!
2019, 11:09:31 PM
I went in 2009, when they held a student rush lottery. My seat was in the highest balcony, but I could see everything fine, especially through the monitors hanging above the stage. It was a thrill to be there, but I didn’t get to see anyone other than the people sitting around me (aka no celebrity sightings, despite being in the same room as several). It was also a long ordeal- I believe I arrived at 6 and got out around 11:30, all the time wearing a tuxedo. It was absolutely worth the price