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Live action in a cinema?

Looking for examples of live performances at movie theatres [more inside]
posted by pablocake on Jun 6, 2012 - 16 answers

What sort of store do you buy disguise makeup at?

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...
posted by Nish ton on May 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Helpless Doorknob Scans needed

Looking for scans of the 20 cards of Edward Gorey's "The Helpless Doorknob". [more inside]
posted by moonroof on May 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Home theatre audio systems... Help!

Home theatre audio systems... Help! [more inside]
posted by utsutsu on May 7, 2012 - 9 answers

How to find a type of character

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]
posted by danteGideon on Apr 15, 2012 - 8 answers

The Mystery of the Folding Chair

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]
posted by grumblebee on Apr 14, 2012 - 10 answers

Sanders Theatre

Who is Sanders Theatre in Cambridge Mass. named for?
posted by Raybun on Mar 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Looking for nuclear protest play...

Help me find this anti-nuclear protest play I saw online at some point in the last two years. [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Mar 25, 2012 - 3 answers

Video recordings of original Broadway "Annie" performances...do they even exist?

...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]
posted by aecorwin on Mar 14, 2012 - 2 answers

Need help with Sister Act (the musical)

Have you seen the musical (not the movie) "Sister Act"? If so, you may be able to help me. [more inside]
posted by ubiquity on Feb 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Small time event insurance

What can you tell me about event insurance requirements for a small-scale one-off theatre production in Ontario? [more inside]
posted by transient on Feb 21, 2012 - 2 answers

Gonna make me sweat

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]
posted by Madamina on Feb 13, 2012 - 21 answers

Where can I find out about Bloomberg?

Does anyone have links to less savoury stories on Bloomberg? [more inside]
posted by King_Wang on Feb 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Fiction Novel with the most screen / theatre adaptations made from it?

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]
posted by Faintdreams on Jan 23, 2012 - 27 answers

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]
posted by idledebonair on Jan 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Sensitivity, Sensitivity, I'm just loaded with that...

I am looking for a copy of the script for Once Upon A Mattress. Where can I get a copy for free? [more inside]
posted by Vinegaroon on Nov 14, 2011 - 6 answers

Acting pointers..

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]
posted by njk on Nov 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Awesome show to see tomorrow in NYC?

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]
posted by amtho on Oct 29, 2011 - 17 answers

Headphones in a theatre?!

What was this person doing wearing old headphones and making hand signals in a theatre during a musical? [more inside]
posted by AmandaA on Oct 24, 2011 - 19 answers

How can I obtain a copy of the script for the play "Shulamith" by Abraham Goldfaden?

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.
posted by ovesh on Oct 23, 2011 - 2 answers

More audio comedy for my 8-year-old son.

Please help find more audio comedy for my 8-year-old son. Touchstones: Hitchhiker's Guide, Cosby, Nick Danger. [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Oct 1, 2011 - 21 answers

THis close to worshiping Prometheia

Are there any other folkloric/religious/mythological beings/concepts other than the Muses who preside over or rule inspiration or creativity? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Sep 20, 2011 - 14 answers

How do I build a theatre career in the middle of no where?

How do I push my performance career forward while living in a rural area? [more inside]
posted by m. says: on Aug 30, 2011 - 6 answers

Where are the anime-based radio dramas? =)

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]
posted by UsagiBride on Jul 27, 2011 - 1 answer

I'll just go talk over here for a while.

Really good recent monologues/soliloquies in plays? [more inside]
posted by litleozy on Jul 8, 2011 - 11 answers

Looking for the Usurper We Like.

Looking for examples and/or literary history of a trope that I'd refer to as the Villains' Satan. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Jul 1, 2011 - 17 answers

HIV history and cultural consequences

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.
posted by asockpuppet on Jun 30, 2011 - 12 answers

Have you seen Sleep No More?

Has anyone seen "Sleep No More" in NYC? Trying to get first hand reviews of the show.
posted by gbentz on Jun 6, 2011 - 13 answers

This may sound a bit blasphemous...

Risky question: Is there any way to watch theatre online? [more inside]
posted by roomcoloredcharlatan on May 11, 2011 - 9 answers

What Shakespeare play best fits an unofficial wander-around-town performance?

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]
posted by jeffmshaw on May 11, 2011 - 24 answers

Amazing projects where art meets digital/social technologies

What are interesting projects where art meets new (digital/social) technologies? Like Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir, Youtube Symphony Orchestra, or Google Art Project.
posted by vladimirfrolov on May 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Greatest Karaoke Night of Your Life?

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]
posted by JaiMahodara on May 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Where can I find volunteer aspiring actors in London (UK)?

Where can I find volunteer aspiring actors in London (UK)? [more inside]
posted by EricBrotto on Mar 31, 2011 - 7 answers

What show(s) should I see in London?

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!
posted by smilingtiger on Mar 18, 2011 - 14 answers

The Beginners Guide to Theatre Acting

Thespians of Metafilter: What should I, a humble stage acting newbie, expect when auditioning for a role with his local theatre company? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherGuy on Feb 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Where to eat near Curran Theatre in SF?

Theatre Night tomorrow! Where can we eat before seeing a play at the Curran Theatre? [more inside]
posted by sfkiddo on Jan 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Save Me From Style Parody

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]
posted by tel3path on Jan 16, 2011 - 13 answers

Can't we just paint a pigeon blue?

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]
posted by MShades on Dec 9, 2010 - 17 answers

Et in Arcadia archetypus ego?

Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, original cast - does a film or videotape exist? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Nov 8, 2010 - 8 answers

Can you walk? You can? Then get out of the damn elevator!

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]
posted by grumblebee on Oct 23, 2010 - 41 answers

I need advice for setting up an improv group.

I'm setting up an improv theater group and would like some advice. [more inside]
posted by WalterMitty on Oct 22, 2010 - 9 answers

Best place to advertise creative/theatre/singing gig in NYC?

A small, cheerful, talented group of strangers will run into my girlfriend & I somewhere in NYC and break into song to help me propose to her. How do I find these fine folks? [more inside]
posted by shazzam on Sep 20, 2010 - 21 answers

Wow! An actor who DOESN'T want to drink!

How can I make fake bottles of (non-alcoholic -- or low-alcohol) Guinness? This is for a play. The audience will be very close to the stage. The beer will be poured from Guinness bottles to glasses. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Sep 10, 2010 - 50 answers

Exit Stage Left

Does anyone know if there is, or ever has been, a recognized significance in a character's exiting stage right or stage left? Like, do bad guys typically exit stage left, etc. I know almost nothing about theatre, and this seems like it would be an esoteric trope or something. TIA.
posted by carping demon on Sep 9, 2010 - 10 answers

Are there any presentation stages like Sidney Harmon Hall in Washington, D.C. in the western part of the US?

Are there any presentation stages like Sidney Harmon Hall in Washington, D.C. in the western part of the US? [more inside]
posted by kaufmajm on Aug 31, 2010 - 0 answers

Physical Comedy Filter

How can I be funnier the next few weekends? (Brainstorming!) [more inside]
posted by bovious on Jul 17, 2010 - 9 answers

Help us find a home for a night (or two)

I need to find a venue for a cabaret/concert performance in Buffalo. The problems: our target dates (Sept. 10th and 11th) coincide with the opening weekend of the new theatre season (locking out traditional theatres), and we're not looking for a permanent residence just yet. Non-Buffalo specific advice also useful, details follow… [more inside]
posted by cvp on Jul 12, 2010 - 11 answers

What world theatre traditions should I learn about?

I'm fairly literate in opera and American musicals. I don't know much about other theatrical traditions from around the world, and I want to investigate. What should I look into? [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Jul 11, 2010 - 12 answers

How to get tickets for NYC Shakespeare in the Park

Hi all! NYT covered Shakespeare In The Park 2010 which looks great: It mentions tickets are handed out for free from 1pm on show day. Anyone have experience with how long the queues are / when I should be there to stand a chance? Is 10am early enough? Sadly I'm only here Sat/Sun and we'd probably be angling for Sun. thanks!
posted by kiwi.es on Jun 11, 2010 - 10 answers

What was life like in the 1980's?

Looking for movies that evoke how it is to live in the time in which they are set. [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 24, 2010 - 35 answers

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