Posts tagged theater
Posts tagged theater
When the bed of roses palled, there were tiger skins.
The Deaf and Dumb Society reproved Aileen Pringle for this tender scene. Her lips were actually saying to Conrad Nagel, “If you drop me, you bastard, I’ll break your neck.”
- Three Weeks (1924)
Check out my summerstock adventures at the Huron Playhouse!
One production down, two to go!Our run of Bye Bye, Birdie at the Huron Playhouse opened the season with fantastic audiences and great reviews; the energy of the cast and crew definitely carried the crowd off their feet in love of Conrad Birdie! We played to a full house every night, and the enjoyment of the audience was tangible in their laughter and cheers at the antics of small-town, Sweet Apple citizens.
Finally! Updates from summer stock at the Huron Playhouse:
We are already approaching Week 4 here at Huron, and I haven’t had any time to write updates! So, on my last free Saturday evening of the season, I will give you the story, morning glory.
The Huron company and staff are absolutely wonderful! They are so kind and caring, and they show true dedication to the art of theater. The surrounding community is also amazingly supportive and friendly, as I have seen in my short time here.
It’s official! I just signed my contract with the Huron Playhouse, Ohio’s oldest summer theater. I will be joining Huron as a company member and an assistant choreographer. I can’t wait to begin rehearsals for the summer season and meet my fellow company members! From what I have heard, everyone seems to be encouraging, supportive, enthusiastic, and genuine. Sounds like a perfect combination for a successful summer!
The show schedule for this summer is as follows:
June 26-30: BYE BYE BIRDIE
July 3-7: THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY
July 10-14: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
July 17-21: GREATER TUNA
July 24-28: CAROUSEL
Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar & Grille was a resounding success! Although opening weekend attendance got off to a slow start (being Easter weekend), we had standing-room only crowds for closing weekend. Word spread quickly across campus and throughout the community- this was a show you did not want to miss! It was so wonderful to see support from the faculty and the student body: The Student Government Association, the University Scholars, and the Student Nonprofit Leadership Organization came out in full force! Thanks, everyone!
Richard Burton stars and Sir John Gielgud directs William Shakespeare’s play of the Danish Prince. This is a “Hamlet” acted in rehearsal clothes, stripped of all extraneous trappings, so the beauty of the language and imagery could shine through. Filmed during an actual Broadway performance, to be shown in movie theaters for two days only, the prints were contractually ordered destroyed, but Burton sent one to the British Film Institute, and kept one print at home, located by his widow Sally in 1988; here then is the complete Burton “Hamlet” in all its vocal power and glory.
The cast includes Connor Bezeredi of Salem, Ohio, as Joe; Kayla Boye of Warren, Ohio, as Virginia; Josh Fleming of Canfield, Ohio, as Bullard; Tony Genovese of West Middlesex, Pa., as Willy; Patrick Hobby of Poland, Ohio, as Roy; Joe Pascarella of Youngstown as Shep; and Jessica Schmidt of Salem, Ohio, as Shirley.
Bernadette Peters Being Better Than You…
“Smash” 1x07 - “The Workshop”
I’m so excited for this. asdkjfhguraeiljtre you don’t even know. omg
To conclude a crazy week of midterms and rehearsals, I spent my Friday evening auditioning in Akron for some good, old-fashioned Shakespeare. The audition itself was painless: I provided my headshot, recited my two classical monologues, and conversed with the director. It was the drive back and forth that drained me; I was just too tired from the whole week, and it took everything I had to stay alert and get back home. I kept my eyes so wide that my contacts started to dry out!
Anyway, I should hear the results of that one within three weeks. But I’m starting to wonder if I really want to make that drive every evening this summer…