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Reginal theatre


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Reginal theatre#0
Posted: 9/5/04 at 2:24pm
What is the definition of Regonal theatre, I see it in all the bio's in playbill's, but i'm not 100% sure what it means, any ideas?
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re: Reginal theatre#1
Posted: 9/5/04 at 2:26pm
I'm going for local theaters that are a step up from community theater? For example, I've heard of the North Shore in Massachusetts, Paper Mill in NJ, in Los Angeles, Ahmanson, Mark Taper, etc...

But honestly? I have no idea.
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re: Reginal theatre#3
Posted: 9/5/04 at 2:37pm
Anything outside of NYC. Most people do mean it in reference to professional and/or Equity theatre.
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re: Reginal theatre#4
Posted: 9/5/04 at 2:41pm
thank you!
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re: Reginal theatre#5
Posted: 9/5/04 at 2:44pm
My understanding is that Regional Theatre credits mentioned in playbill bios are referring to productions at those theatres that are LORT members.
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re: Reginal theatre#6
Posted: 9/5/04 at 2:44pm
LORT being (what)........
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re: Reginal theatre#7
Posted: 9/5/04 at 2:45pm
When you see regional credits listed in bios, they are usually in reference to any LORT theatres the work has been in (League of Resident Theatres.) Here is a link to the League's site:

http://www.lort.org/
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re: Reginal theatre#8
Posted: 9/5/04 at 2:45pm
no--not every Regional theatre is LORT. Some are CLO, for example.
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re: Reginal theatre#9
Posted: 9/5/04 at 2:48pm
jrb - Hence my use of the word 'usually'
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re: Reginal theatre#10
Posted: 9/5/04 at 2:50pm
well, darlin, I was responding to Chasing Rainbows--we posted at about the same time.
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re: Reginal theatre#11
Posted: 9/5/04 at 2:51pm
jrb - gotcha - didn't see the times re: Reginal theatre
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re: Reginal theatre#12
Posted: 9/5/04 at 4:39pm
Regional theatrs can be Equity or non-equity. They can be members of LORT on not. They can be Shakespeare Festivals, Dinner Theatres, Summer Stock, Outdoor Musical Theatres, you name it.

Paper Mill, North Shore Music Theatre, Goodspeed, The Goodman, The Guthrie, et cetera, et cetera.

Basically, antyhing professional that isn't Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway or a National Tour is regional.