First rehearsal was last night. My cast member is already making me crazy. A little help? [more inside]
Hong Kong filter: I'm spending the weekend in Hong Kong, with no specific goals. Help me come up with some non-tourist trap things to do. [more inside]
I'm looking for major theatrical plays, set no later than 1950, that feature a lamp, flashlight, or other luminous prop as important to the story. If possible, please summarize the prop's usage including where in the story the prop is used. Thanks in advance!
I recently saw "The Best of Everything" at HERE, and it was wonderful. What other Manhattan or near-Brooklyn venues can I check for cheap, well-done theatre that is funny and yet not without substance? [more inside]
What are some of the best Halloween sketches/standup/longform jokes that you know? [more inside]
How can I get a pair of tickets for the Book of Mormon in NYC, ideally without spending a ton of money?
How do you shop around an original musical? [more inside]
I am shooting a music video next month. It's a personal portfolio project and while my social group has stepped in beautifully, I still need people with certain traits/looks. Is there a place online I can post a listing to while also being upfront that it is an unpaid/volunteer gig? [more inside]
How do I approach a castmate I've developed feelings for? We've been working on a show together for about a month, and I've developed an attraction to him. I immediately determined I should wait until the show closed to make any obvious moves, but I'm not sure how to do it. [more inside]
How can I turn off my hunger when I'm getting good nutrition and my stomach isn't empty? [more inside]
Looking for examples of live performances at movie theatres [more inside]
Where does one buy disguise makeup stuff? (types of local stores) A mask like the kind from spfxmasks.com (doesn't have to be that good though) would be nice. But really I can make do with a lot less... whatever I can buy in local stores, as I need it soon. But I have no idea what type of store I would buy it at, so I could check the yellowpages and start calling around. This is in Ottawa, anyone know any specific stores here, either? In particular I need a skin colored patch to conceal some distinctive skin features. I actually want to have the disguise on by 2pm today... cut it a bit close I know but the idea did not develop until now...
Looking for scans of the 20 cards of Edward Gorey's "The Helpless Doorknob". [more inside]
Home theatre audio systems... Help! [more inside]
Looking for plays featuring particularly confident characters; any era will do. Specific recommendations/favourites would be great - tips on finding them myself also helpful. [more inside]
Email mystery: I run a theatre company called Folding Chair Classical Theatre. The company's email address is the first two words of its name, an at sign, and gmail dot com. For the last several years, I've been getting emails (maybe four a year) from people trying to order folding chairs. The wording of these emails is all very similar to each other, which makes me wonder if this is some kind of scam. But if so, what's the angle? [more inside]
Who is Sanders Theatre in Cambridge Mass. named for?
Help me find this anti-nuclear protest play I saw online at some point in the last two years. [more inside]
...because Google-fu is failing me thus far. I'm in the midst of a random nostalgia attack regarding the musical "Annie", and would love to find a video recording of either a late 1970s or early 1980s performance. I've already got the original Broadway audio soundtrack and I am not looking for the 1982 or 1999 movies. [more inside]
Have you seen the musical (not the movie) "Sister Act"? If so, you may be able to help me. [more inside]
What can you tell me about event insurance requirements for a small-scale one-off theatre production in Ontario? [more inside]
I am doing a musical theatre revue in a formal gown. I am fat and there will be dancing. How can I minimize the look and feel of sweat and still stay fancy? [more inside]
Does anyone have links to less savoury stories on Bloomberg? [more inside]
Excluding the Bible (which depending on your point of view is not a fictional tome) what book has (to date) had the most screen / theatre adaptations made from it? [more inside]
What are some examples of movies, tv shows, or music videos that use the "high production value/low production value" trope like in this Coldplay video?
What are some examples of movies, tv shows, or music videos that use the "high production value/low production value" trope like in this Coldplay video? [more inside]
I am looking for a copy of the script for Once Upon A Mattress. Where can I get a copy for free? [more inside]
I read the AskMeFi question, The Beginners Guide to Theatre Acting which was great for auditioning ... the only problem now is I actually have a part! [more inside]
Should we see "Wicked" on Broadway, or something else? My friend and I want to see a show tomorrow, Sunday Oct. 30. She still remembers seeing "Phantom of the Opera" in London with Sarah Brightman. We're pretty sure we can't get in to see "Book of Mormon". Tasteful-ish is important (so, no Avenue Q). Suggestions? [more inside]
What was this person doing wearing old headphones and making hand signals in a theatre during a musical? [more inside]
My father has expressed interest in obtaining the script for the play "Shulamith" by Abraham Goldfaden. I have scoured the interwebs, to no avail. I am willing to pay for it. I just need the text, nothing fancy.
Please help find more audio comedy for my 8-year-old son. Touchstones: Hitchhiker's Guide, Cosby, Nick Danger. [more inside]
Are there any other folkloric/religious/mythological beings/concepts other than the Muses who preside over or rule inspiration or creativity? [more inside]
How do I push my performance career forward while living in a rural area? [more inside]
Where can I purchase or download English audio and/or radio dramas based on animes? Is there a website that caters to such a medium? If not, which animes do you know that have been converted to an audio drama? Perhaps a podcast? [more inside]
Really good recent monologues/soliloquies in plays? [more inside]
Looking for examples and/or literary history of a trope that I'd refer to as the Villains' Satan. [more inside]
Looking for books about the history of HIV/AIDS in North America. Wanting both clinical/ epidemiology and social narratives. Also, would love anything that touches on stage performers and the affect it had on creative fields during the 80s.
Has anyone seen "Sleep No More" in NYC? Trying to get first hand reviews of the show.
Risky question: Is there any way to watch theatre online? [more inside]
If you were doing an outdoor guerrilla community Shakespeare play, where each scene was performed in a different public place, which one would you choose? [more inside]
What are interesting projects where art meets new (digital/social) technologies? Like Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir, Youtube Symphony Orchestra, or Google Art Project.
I'm making a piece on and of karaoke with an experimental theatre company. What are your top 5 karaoke tunes - spectators, performers, and KJ's? [more inside]
Where can I find volunteer aspiring actors in London (UK)? [more inside]
I will be in London on business in late April, and would like to see at least one play or musical while I'm there. Can you please recommend a good (or critically-acclaimed) play or musical, or a website where I can find recommendations? I'll be there alone and will be looking for individual tickets - is it likely I'll be able to get singles for sold-out shows on the day of? Thanks for your help!
Thespians of Metafilter: What should I, a humble stage acting newbie, expect when auditioning for a role with his local theatre company? [more inside]
Quick, MeFites! In less than an hour I'm dressing to go to the Cirque du Soleil. I'm determined to wear my vintage black velvet strapless evening gown with flamenco ruffles. How do I style it tongue-in-cheek without trying too hard? [more inside]
I'm directing a high school play and need to make a bluebird fly away on stage, but using a real bird is out of the question. How can I create this effect? [more inside]
Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, original cast - does a film or videotape exist? [more inside]
If a building (in New York City) is listed as being accessible for disabled people, are you allowed to ask them if they're disabled before letting them use the elevator and deny them access to it if they say they're not? (I know this sounds offensive. It offends me. Please read the rest before judging. Thanks.) [more inside]