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]
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]
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?
I want my not for profit organization to maximize its presence on line, in particular by increasing fundraising efforts. [more inside]
Help me track down this Michael Caine quote about sexual tactics and high school theater. [more inside]
Looking for examples of diplomats who were/are also involved in the performing arts. [more inside]
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]
Do I have a web storm brewing? [more inside]
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?
What are some free web-based ticket sales applications? [more inside]
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?
Can you recommend a good, cheap and/or free tool for storyboarding a stage production I'm about to direct? [more inside]
FunnyCatholicFliter: For my upcoming show, help me with witticisms and "clean" jokes about Catholics. [more inside]
Looking for posters of Grand Guignol shows for an upcoming film set.... any ideas? [more inside]
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?
Unique and interesting ideas for an independent movie theater. [more inside]
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?
Is there something like GigPosters.com for theater posters (musicals and plays)?
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]
Where can I see silent films on the big screen around Dallas? [more inside]
What plays did you love performing when you were in your high school drama club? [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
I need a Mac app that will let me search for movies and showtimes like Sherlock used to. [more inside]
Please help me choose a Shakespeare speech for a short class on "Playing Shakespeare". [more inside]
What song is this riff by John Petrucci from? [more inside]
Please help me narrow my search and find the right sound system for my apartment. Thank you! [more inside]
Do you know artists who moved to NYC illegally and now live there legally? [more inside]
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?
Is there some sort of Mac program that can monitor a web forum and update me when there are new posts? [more inside]
What sort of speakers/setup should I go with for my home theater? [more inside]
DasTravelFilter: Where to see modern dance/theater in Berlin? [more inside]
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]
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?
Dance shoe experts & semi-experts: is a "jazz pump" a reasonable substitute for a character shoe? Jazz pumps seem like they might be exquisitely comfortable, maybe with the addition of cushy insoles. [more inside]
I'm thinking of a rotating platform in the floor of the stage. The platform has many partitions to make rooms, with a different set in each room. When the setting of the play changes, the platform is rotated to reveal a different set. While the actors are using one setting during the play, the partitions facing backstage are re-arranged and prepared before they are used. Is there a term for this, or is it just referred to generically?
Question regarding strategy for which TKTS location to try next Tuesday to get Broadway tickets... [more inside]
Back in my days of technical theater, I recall a story about the beginning of hyper-realism in set construction. The gist is that the set designer got ahold of the actual plans for the restaurant in which the play was set, and simply built it on stage. [more inside]
How do I get a job with a theatre company in New York City? [more inside]
Based on my job skills, what should I go back to school and study, in order to have one of those "career" thingys? [more inside]
Info on musical titled "Number the Stars" needed [more inside]
I'm taking a friend shopping for a home theater tomorrow in San Francisco. She has a very healthy budget, and I want to hit up some of the higher-end boutique stores that can give a good demo. Which ones should we go to? [more inside]
More home-theater projector questions. This time, it's eBaytastic. Of course, there's [more inside]
AuditionFilter: I have an audition tomorrow and while I have a lot of experience, it's been awhile. [more inside]
Can you think of a good monologue or short story that would translate well to being told/described using only body language, without words? [more inside]
a trained monkey, Tutankhamun's mummy, and a drunken sailor muttering into his beer [more inside]
Help me escape speaker wire installation-purgatory - [more inside]
What semi-expensive, thoughtful gift should I give my best friend who is an aspiring NYC playwright for her birthday? [more inside]
I am looking for a theater company in the United States that is currently showing, or will be showing in the next two months, the play "Arcadia" by Tom Stoppard. Twin Cities or Seattle a plus. [more inside]