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Let's put on a show!

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 - 17 answers

Can I see the new X-Files movie and then watch the series later?

Can I see the new X-Files movie and then watch the series later? [more inside]
posted by snowleopard on Jul 30, 2008 - 17 answers

Help me pick out a LCD HDTV and accoutrements!

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. [more inside]
posted by ebellicosa on Jul 23, 2008 - 16 answers

Want more of this kind of music!

Questions about the dance musical "Contact" (not the film). [more inside]
posted by Melismata on Jul 15, 2008 - 3 answers

Porn's Passenger Pigeon

How many porn theaters are still operating in North America? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Jul 11, 2008 - 19 answers

Romantic Plays with Female in Pursuit

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 - 24 answers

Texturizing Theatrical Sets Like Jackson Pollock?

SetPaintingFilter. 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 - 7 answers

Looking for trial scenes...

Looking for plays with courtroom/trial scenes. [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Jun 10, 2008 - 24 answers

How can I quickly design and print event tickets for my theatre group?

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 - 8 answers

Lights & Sound Blogs?

Are there any good websites/blogs for Lights & Sound (as in theater)? [more inside]
posted by Deflagro on May 27, 2008 - 4 answers

Figaro! Figaro! Huh? Who?

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 - 4 answers

Making a career in theater, sans stage

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 - 3 answers

Where can I find film examples of English spoken with a Columbian accent?

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 - 14 answers

Is there really no business like it? Is that a good thing?

What can you tell me about working in theatrical costume in NYC? [more inside]
posted by doift on Apr 4, 2008 - 1 answer

Where to go to dinner near the Pantages Theater?

Recommendations for dinner near-ish the Pantages Theater in LA? [more inside]
posted by tumbleweedjack on Apr 1, 2008 - 7 answers

On-line calendar?

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 - 13 answers

Broadway Commentary

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 - 4 answers

Songs with overlapping verses?

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 - 39 answers

Fundraising online

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 - 9 answers

Michael Caine - Nobody's Fool

Help me track down this Michael Caine quote about sexual tactics and high school theater. [more inside]
posted by Naberius on Feb 5, 2008 - 5 answers

Diplomats who wrote plays?

Looking for examples of diplomats who were/are also involved in the performing arts. [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Jan 12, 2008 - 35 answers

How do I output three different images on three different projectors simultaneously using as few computers as possible?

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 - 10 answers

Just a sec. I've got Holden on the other line.

Do I have a web storm brewing? [more inside]
posted by nax on Jan 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me not hate Broadway

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 - 41 answers

Free web-based ticket sales?

What are some free web-based ticket sales applications? [more inside]
posted by jkoby on Dec 28, 2007 - 3 answers

Unperformable plays?

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 - 24 answers

Recommend Storyboarding Animation Software

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 - 4 answers

Help with Nun Humor!

FunnyCatholicFliter: For my upcoming show, help me with witticisms and "clean" jokes about Catholics. [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Nov 11, 2007 - 35 answers

Posters of Grand Guignol?

Looking for posters of Grand Guignol shows for an upcoming film set.... any ideas? [more inside]
posted by MeetCleaverTheatre on Oct 31, 2007 - 3 answers

Proposal for a stage play?

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 - 4 answers

Ideas for making a movie theater stand out

Unique and interesting ideas for an independent movie theater. [more inside]
posted by brevator on Oct 9, 2007 - 41 answers

Activist Theater in the Mainstream

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 - 16 answers

Is there something like GigPosters.com for theater posters (musicals and plays)?

Is there something like GigPosters.com for theater posters (musicals and plays)?
posted by jstruan on Sep 29, 2007 - 3 answers

Saved From Drowning

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 - 3 answers

Where can I see silent films in Dallas?

Where can I see silent films on the big screen around Dallas? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Sep 8, 2007 - 6 answers

Good high school plays?

What plays did you love performing when you were in your high school drama club? [more inside]
posted by HeroZero on Aug 4, 2007 - 41 answers

I'm mad as hell, and you're not going to text anymore!

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 - 80 answers

So an improv wannabe walks into a bar....

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 - 12 answers

Need info on Chauvet stage fixtures

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 - 0 answers

Finding movie times, as cool as Apple's Sherlock used to be.

I need a Mac app that will let me search for movies and showtimes like Sherlock used to. [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Jun 7, 2007 - 11 answers

It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven

Please help me choose a Shakespeare speech for a short class on "Playing Shakespeare". [more inside]
posted by amtho on May 24, 2007 - 23 answers

John Petrucci Guita Solo Riff Origins?

What song is this riff by John Petrucci from? [more inside]
posted by bkudria on May 16, 2007 - 5 answers

Magical, From (not)Blown Speakers. Please.

Please help me narrow my search and find the right sound system for my apartment. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on May 16, 2007 - 14 answers

Canadians in NYC?

Do you know artists who moved to NYC illegally and now live there legally? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Apr 22, 2007 - 15 answers

When did directors become more important than playwrights?

When did directors of plays and operas start the practice of overtly imposing their own visual interpretation of the play at the expense of the stage direction of the author? These days if you go to see a Shakespeare play, it's even odds that it's set in modern times, or the early 20th century, or what have you. Were there 19th century (or earlier!) productions of Shakespeare that set his plays in what were then "modern times"? At what point did staging old plays become just as much about the director's vision as the playwright's?
posted by dfan on Apr 20, 2007 - 17 answers

Learning about old Thai movie theaters

Is there some sort of Mac program that can monitor a web forum and update me when there are new posts? [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Mar 31, 2007 - 5 answers

Home theater assistance

What sort of speakers/setup should I go with for my home theater? [more inside]
posted by Nihility on Mar 21, 2007 - 9 answers

Where is the next Pina?

DasTravelFilter: Where to see modern dance/theater in Berlin? [more inside]
posted by crookedneighbor on Mar 5, 2007 - 1 answer

Scholarship on stereotyping accurately!

What are the best scholarly books and articles in any field that would bear on how you might rapidly assess a person and predict aspects of his or her behavior based on various easily (not *necessarily* instantly) ascertainable characteristics (demographic information, body language, speaking patterns, ethnicity, education, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Feb 26, 2007 - 12 answers

Home theater system sans DVD

Looking to buy my first home theater system. Seems most systems come with a DVD/CD player. Thing is, I already have a Sony DVP-NS975P DVD player which I am more than happy with. The DVD player has HDMI output and I would also like to run my Xbox 360 (HDMI) through the receiver. Any recommendations in the sub-$1000 range?
posted by sharksandwich on Feb 13, 2007 - 4 answers

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