Help me pick out the best play, opera, lecture and art exhibit to see this winter in NYC. I'm a lowly wage slave who can't shell out $300 to see every Broadway sensation that comes to town, so I'd like to attend one incredible event in each category with a high return-on-awesome factor so I can walk away cultured but not impoverished. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic
on Dec 11, 2008 -
Where can a Russian theater go in the US to learn about fundraising and marketing? [more inside]
posted by nax
on Nov 17, 2008 -
I bought the ATI Sapphire HD 3870 a couple of months ago. I was especially stoked about the HDMI out feature that would allow me to play audio from my DVD receiver (Samsung HTQ80T/XAA). Well it does that but, the resolution is blurry. Changing the display quality on the pc doesn't help. My PC is connected to the HDMI IN on the receiver and the HDMI OUT on the receiver is connected to my monitor. DVD's look fine but the PC looks horrid. Not sure if it's the Home theater, or the card. Any Ideas as to what I can do about this? thanks.
posted by Student of Man
on Oct 27, 2008 -
HD-capable HTPC advice / help? I'm overwhelmed here... XBMC, Boxee, MythTV, Windows Media Center, CableCARDS, Popcorn Hour, Apple TV -- too many options!
What should I build to fit my needs within a reasonable cost? [more inside]
posted by twiggy
on Oct 2, 2008 -
Which theaters offer quality improv classes in the Bay Area?
I'm planning on moving to the Bay Area and am an improv junkie - taking classes concurrently at UCB, iO, Second City, The Groundlings and The WE in Los Angeles.
So far I've only had BATS recommended to me... any others?
posted by ebness86
on Sep 16, 2008 -
I'm directing a play that calls for an actor to be tarred and feathered on stage. It's a powerful moment, and I'd love to do it. But ... how? [more inside]
posted by minervous
on Sep 3, 2008 -
Which translation/adaptation/version of Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters
should my high school students perform? [more inside]
posted by HeroZero
on Aug 27, 2008 -
A friend is writing a very silly musical version of a 90's era B-movie. He's determined to stage a production of this masterpiece, but it seems doubtful that he could get permission from the film's owners. Can he get away with this? [more inside]
posted by kc8nod
on Aug 18, 2008 -
Help me pick out a LCD HDTV and accoutrements wiithout falling prey to techno-hype! Budget is $2-3k for a ten-year techno-leap. Need to watch NHL hockey.
posted by ebellicosa
on Jul 23, 2008 -
Can you think of classic or commonly known plays where the woman pursues the man assertively, if not aggressively? [more inside]
posted by Rae Datter
on Jun 26, 2008 -
When I was in college theatre, our sets were never finished until our company technical director walked the set, paint brush in hand, adding texture to the platforms with what seemed to be a very ordered splatter pattern. He'd do this alone, the night before we opened. The textures didn't take away from the set, but added depth. So what was he doing? I've seen the phrase "splatter wash," but can see no details on the method, the mix for the paint, anything. [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand
on Jun 16, 2008 -
My community theatre group forgot to have tickets printed for this weekend's show. I'd like to use a template and print them on my office copier to help the group save money. Is there an online program that will help me do this easily? I have MS Office 2000 programs, but the built in templates don't want to cooperate.
Guidance would be appreciated.
posted by rdauphin
on Jun 4, 2008 -
I am a big fan of theater of all types and it one day occurred to me while I was watching an opera that at least some of my enjoyment comes from the fact that opera is very organic; opera singers sing without wearing microphones, they just project. I recently saw the Sacramento Opera performance of Tosca and during a scene in the first act between Mario and Floria they are very close while singing with such great projection. My question is, how do they do this with out hurting or even damaging the hearing of the person near them?
posted by geekyguy
on May 4, 2008 -
I think I'd like to make a career in the management side of (preferably non-profit) theater. How should I go about doing that? [more inside]
posted by ictow
on Apr 14, 2008 -
Where can I find examples of characters in film speaking English with a Columbian accent? I'm also looking for plays in English with Columbian characters. [more inside]
posted by raygan
on Apr 9, 2008 -
What can you tell me about working in theatrical costume in NYC? [more inside]
posted by doift
on Apr 4, 2008 -
I need an on-line calendar to keep my large theatrical cast (10 principals, 30 orchestra, up to 15 tech-designers-directors) up to date on rehearsal/production. Okay freestanding, although we do have a website (website is currently not interactive and has no "members" section). Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by nax
on Mar 11, 2008 -
Looking for Broadway funnymen...and women! In the spirit of this post
, I am looking for theater know-it-alls who comment on theater with a detached but loving sense of humor. [more inside]
posted by LeeJay
on Mar 2, 2008 -
What is the musical term for songs that feature overlapping or simultaneous verses? The only two examples that I can think of to illustrate what I'm talking about are "All for the Best" from Godspell and Irving Berlin's "You're in Love." Anyone ever come across a list of songs of this type, specifically songs from the world of musical theater?
posted by trivirgata
on Feb 28, 2008 -
I want my not for profit organization to maximize its presence on line, in particular by increasing fundraising efforts. [more inside]
posted by nax
on Feb 12, 2008 -
Help me track down this Michael Caine quote about sexual tactics and high school theater. [more inside]
posted by Naberius
on Feb 5, 2008 -
Looking for examples of diplomats who were/are also involved in the performing arts. [more inside]
posted by jrb223
on Jan 12, 2008 -
I'm looking for a way to output three different images on three different projectors simultaneously using as few computers connected to them as possible. [more inside]
posted by Becko
on Jan 3, 2008 -
Broadway Musicals? Why do I hate them so? I cringe when I hear "that music". What would you say to a hater of musical theater that might create an appreciation?
posted by Area Control
on Jan 1, 2008 -
What well-known (or lesser-known) plays are written intentionally so as to be unperformable -- only readable as scripts? I'm thinking stage directions along the lines of pulls out a handgun and fires at random into the audience
, or that instruct the actors to walk on the ceiling, or specification in the dramatis personae that goats are to be cast in speaking parts. Who's employed this device to the greatest artistic effect?
posted by electric water kettle
on Dec 25, 2007 -
Can you recommend a good, cheap and/or free tool for storyboarding a stage production I'm about to direct? [more inside]
posted by bovious
on Dec 17, 2007 -
A friend of mine is in talks with a certain comic book writer to adapt a certain graphic novel for the stage. According to the writer's manager, they're interested in at least one run of the show, provided he can show them a satisfactory proposal. Great news! The only problem is, what should that proposal consist of and look like, for presentation to the writer and his manager?
posted by Sticherbeast
on Oct 20, 2007 -
Have there been any other plays/performances that became the center of an activist movement, similar to The Vagina Monologues
and V-Day? Was TVM the first performance to bring activist theater to the mainstream?
posted by divabat
on Oct 2, 2007 -
Is there something like GigPosters.com for theater posters (musicals and plays)?
posted by jstruan
on Sep 29, 2007 -
Where can I find a copy of the play by René Fauchois that Jean Renoir's film Boudou Saved From Drowning
(Boudu sauvé des eaux
) is based on? Does an English translation exist? [more inside]
posted by StopMakingSense
on Sep 22, 2007 -
How do I take revenge on the cell phone jerks in the movie theater? Answer not just for me, or for #1
, but for all of us. [more inside]
posted by buriednexttoyou
on Jul 19, 2007 -
Improv Comedy Filter: I just moved to Chicago and everyone tells me "To meet people like you, you gotta join an improv troup!" The problem is: there's like 30 of them, and they're all different. So Chicago (or improv) fans: What's the deal with these improv classes, which do you recommend, and what's the best way for a newbie to the city to get situated in the scene?
posted by moooshy
on Jun 25, 2007 -
LDs, stage techs, pro musicians: what has been your experience with Chauvet lighting? Despite the goofy packaging, they have a couple of pretty innovative fixtures that I'm considering for a permanent install. [more inside]
posted by milquetoast
on Jun 21, 2007 -