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Fun Things to send Actors. . .

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Fun Things to send Actors. . .#0
Posted: 12/13/05 at 10:49am
I was going to send a letter to an actor on broadway and I wanted to send something along with it. What are somethings ya'll have sent to actors along with the letter? I want something that would stand out but not make me look creepy
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re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .#1
Posted: 12/13/05 at 10:50am
Do you mean for them to sign, or just to send for fun? Just send something creative -- but not creepy -- for them to sign, like something that's not a playbill, maybe. The one time I sent an actor something, I sent him a really random picture he had taken for a magazine photoshoot.
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re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .#2
Posted: 12/13/05 at 10:59am
Let's see. . .just shuckin' and jiving here, but every actor I know loves Emergen-C. It gives energy for the show, it helps fight off illness, etc, etc. We used to buy it by the case and pass it around, especially on 2-3-4 show days. If you're looking for a unique and useful gift, you might send some of that. You can buy it in drugstores and/or Wal-Mart in the vitamin aisle.
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re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .#3
Posted: 12/13/05 at 12:47pm
Does that stuff actually work? I've seen commercials for it, but I didn't think it worked for some reason.
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re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .#4
Posted: 12/13/05 at 12:59pm
It works! re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .
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re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .#5
Posted: 12/13/05 at 1:44pm
Just don't send him/her your underwear. I had a friend in a broadway show about 6 years ago and a pretty well known actor was starring in it. She told me someone actually sent their underwear to him at the theatre. I mean, you hear of those things happening, but you don't actually believe people do that. You know? I still laugh till this day remembering that conversation. She claimed she never got anything unusual like that. I couldn't detect from the tone in her voice if she was jealous or thankful. Since I've given her some interesting gifts, but I can proudly say I've never given her one of my thongs.

Haha.

Is this actor someone you've met before and have an idea what their personality is like? Because that could be helpful.
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re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .#6
Posted: 12/13/05 at 2:21pm
..............

wow.
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re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .#7
Posted: 12/13/05 at 2:38pm
Locks of hair, undergarments, bodily fluids, requests for sperm donations so said actor can father your child....

Oh, you said not creepy right? re: Fun Things to send Actors. . . jk

Just an FYI, dont send anything edible unless you personally know the actor. It'll mostlikely get chucked out just for safety reasons.
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re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .#8
Posted: 12/13/05 at 4:23pm
i just make them cartoons, and ive gotten comments on them back from everyone (except sutton)
so if you can draw, they like them i think! :)
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re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .#9
Posted: 12/13/05 at 4:27pm
I know a lot of people who've made things for actors.... Maybe a sign with their name on it (a friend did this for several of the girls in Chicago, only to have all the other girls fawn all over her creation and ask her to make THEM one).... that same friend made MJW a Hairspray keychain with shrinky dinks (it was actually really cute)...

When a friend of mine was doing a show a few years back, I got her the Cheer Bear Care Bear because it had a rainbow across it's stomach and her character had a 'rainbow connection' so to speak. I have to figure out what to do for her new show.

Any time Ive had a friend open in a new show, Ive tried to do something fun in relation to their character or the show, or something fun/out of the ordinary for their dressing room -- after all, they'll be spending a lot of their time there.

But again, those are people I know. Im not quite sure what you'd do for a non friend performer just so that you could stand out.....

Yeah, Im real helpful. I know. lol
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re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .#10
Posted: 12/14/05 at 6:07pm
The same woman I was referring to earlier, years later I left her a little gift backstage at one of her shows and it was very random and quirky, but very me. Afterwards she said, "Aw, I got your card!" and I said, "But what about the gift?" and she was like, "What gift?"

I told her it was something I doubt anyone has given her before, to which she retorted, "Did you buy me a douche?"

Apparently the stage door lady had stolen my gift and just delivered the note. I almost WISH it had been a douche instead of barbie band-aids. Would have served her right.


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re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .#11
Posted: 12/14/05 at 6:14pm
*gasp* That's so horrible! Why would someone do that? Well..Barbie Band-Aids aren't much of a find either. Too bad it wasn't the underware mentioned earlier
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re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .#12
Posted: 12/14/05 at 6:19pm
Dammit, I knew THEN was the time to give her the thong. Guess I missed my opportunity, huh?

And no, she must have been very disappointed to open it up and realize she'd just acquired barbie band-aids. She could have just as easily ran around the corner and bought a pack for $5 at Duane Reade. re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .
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re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .#13
Posted: 12/14/05 at 6:21pm
Wow.
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re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .#14
Posted: 12/14/05 at 6:25pm
Well, I'm planning on sending a little gift to some of my favorite actors at Spamalot. I'm making little sewn dolls of one of their characters.

You could draw a picture of their character...I dunno. Yeah, I'm not much help.
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re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .#15
Posted: 12/14/05 at 6:36pm
Oooo!! Voo-Doo dolls! Nice touch. re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .

You should keep one for yourself and pin a needle in Lauren's throat whenever you feel she's showing up too often. re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .

(PS: I didn't mean to mock you, it's a cute idea. I just couldn't resist.)
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re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .#16
Posted: 12/14/05 at 7:35pm
I sent a Spongebob sticker to Jaclyn Neidenthal. re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .

ETA: A jumbo one!
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re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .#17
Posted: 12/14/05 at 7:53pm
omg douche. okay that would be like the funniest thing EVER to get as a gift. from a friend, though, from a stranger or fan it would be creepy.
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re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .#18
Posted: 12/14/05 at 8:14pm
I sent Norbert Leo Butz a little gift basket filled with cute little gifts related to DRS re: Fun Things to send Actors. . ..
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re: Fun Things to send Actors. . .#19
Posted: 12/14/05 at 9:56pm
I am actually working on a fun holiday gift for Norbert from all of us at norbertleobutzonline.com. Check out the page in a few days because I am posting pics. I think he will really enjoy it!