30 June 2007
25 June 2007
ETA from MN
While we get her settled in, I won't be my usual available self, but if you need something related to one of our productions or related to a recommendation or Bowmer Project-related, please post in a current comment thread or phone if need be!
I plan to arrive midday June 30. Tonight is Fergus Falls MN.
Fantasticks scripts should be arriving July 15-20 and will be distributed immediately!
24 June 2007
Techs Needed: Ballet in the Park
Ballet Rogue is doing Ballet in the Park @ Lithia.
Rehearsals are 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29
Performances 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30
Hours earned during this time will be logged and can be applied as needed throughout the year (say during a quarter you find your self acting and unable to crew, or at the end of the year when opportunities thin out somewhat).
If you are interested, I need to know VERY SOON. You need to be able to commit to at least two pairs of dates, but ideally to all 8. Post in Comments, please. I will be checking back several times today.
[UPDATED] The tech duties here are complex - curtain hanging at the outdoor bandshell, rolling out the marley floor surface, also issues with heat. But it needs doing and this is SOLID experience to put on a resume.
All of the jobs are paid!
20 June 2007
AFI 100 Years 100 Movies
19 June 2007
Shrew ticket I Can't Use
(Obviously, you need to be a driver or have someone willing to chauffeur you to Ashland, as this is a single seat and the show is sold out.)
I thought I'd be done with the phase of my home that I need be finished before I go get Jen, but I won't be, so...
18 June 2007
Romeo & Juliet
Well, I disagree with both of them :). Not to say the show is flawless - it is early in the run and not everyone has found their feet 100% yet, BUT the thigns it does well, it does exceptionally well, and the things that need work don't need much.
Things that are ON? Capulet and Mercutio. Wow again. Capulet, particularly. Bowmer Project folks will recognize Duke Senior from As You Like It. When you go (and you should go), watch him for an amazing demonstration of finding the changing beats within a single speech. He makes leaps that are astounding and resonant - I was impressed. No more 10s when I judge acting until somone matches his effort. :) While watching? Mesmerized. When looking back and analyzing? I am STILL seeing things he was doing that were so very cool.
Scenic design is wonderful - use of the trap inspired my tech side to think of HOW we could accomplish something like this.
See it. You may have to pay, but see it. When shows aren't comping, you might still be able to get a 50% off ticket as a Rogue Valley resident.
17 June 2007
The Tempest @ OSF
Without giving much away, I liked the concept and execution of Ariel and her 'shadows', I liked Caliban and the drunks a LOT (Christopher Duval was a VERY good Trinculo) - this Caliban made some very different emotional choices than ours did, but this worked well, too (proving that there is never A right way, but several or many).
They also merged Francisco and Adrian into a single speaking part and John O Hagan (from our workshop) plays that role.. they didn't cut as many of his lines as we did, though still it's a very reduced part. The Master and Boatswain are also merged into a single part. Antonia is morphed to a sister and that allows for an interesting added dynamic with Sebastian and Alonso...
Nell Geisslinger is a good Miranda, and her Ferdinand works well, too... The performance I liked least was Prospero, and that is unfortunate. The actor has a phenomenal voice, and closing my eyes to LISTEN to him was amazing, but he has an idiosyncratic tendancy and I see it in almost every role he plays - he anchors his feet at a good fighting stance, and then as the words come out, his weight shifts in little lunges and feints - as though his instincts are telling him to move, but he is resisting.
Nevertheless, this is a niggling detail that does not detract from te overall enjoyment of the show. The aesthetic is marvelous, particularly Prospero's 'magic garment' and Ariel's manifestation as a harpy whilst laying accusations upon the Neopolitan nobles and Antonia.
Heidi and Russell will be interested to know there are three kisses on the lips in this production, too, but only one is Miranda and Ferdinand and it comes far later than the first those two shared in our production. The first in this one is a drunken and hilarious celebratory greeting by Stephano and Trinculo, and the third is not unexpected given some things foreshadowed by blocking in this production, but who shares it, I leave you to see for yourself and comment on at our first Plays over Pizza in early July.
13 June 2007
Movies in the Park
July 7 - Three Amigos
July 14 - Harry Potter & Sorc Stone
July 21 - Back to the Future
July 28 - Happy Feet
Aug 4 - Indy & the Last Crusade
Aug 11 - Superman Returns
Note - the first movie is June 23, but I WON'T BE IN OREGON, so don't drop by 'just cuz'
Note also - the link above SHOULD lead to a .pdf schedule for the films, so you can see the June 23, Jun 30, and later August offerings... they just didn't appeal (at all) to me.
0708 Class Schedule + Fantasticks
0 - open (office hours and prep)
1 - open (office hours and prep)
2 - PA 381 - Adv Theater Arts
3 - PA 380.a - Intro Theater Arts
4 - PA 380.b - Intro Theater Arts
5 - PA 380.c - Intro Theater Arts
6- PA 382 - Stage Craft
7 - open (use for facility management)
One Final NOTE - 'official' Fantasticks Scripts will be delivered to cast on or around JULY 25. If you want a book with text only (no music), we can order some from Amazon that will be YOURS TO KEEP, but you will need to pay me for them. Those can be ordered immediately and will arrive in two days from the time I place the order. Let me know.
10 June 2007
Notes for Firefly / Angel / Heroes fans
It spins off from Terminator 2, not T3. Hrmmm.
Also announced, Jewel Staite (Firefly's Kaylee Frye) is adding to the cast of Stargate: Atlantis for season 4.
09 June 2007
BOWMER PROJECT Interest
Note also the link to the OSF site is on the right of this page... go and check ticket availibilty, and call on shows that show seats available. When you find one that is, call other kids in the troupe... grab up as many tickets as we can, then call the list below, me, your parents, whoever... SEE PLAYS :)
|Mitchell Price (Any)||Angela Sword (not As You Like It)||Gabby Mahon (Any)|
|Andrew Poletto||Jazmin Barker (not Romeo & Juliet)||Breanna Imus (Any)|
|Jordan Buttolph (Any)||Amanda Kulmac (not As You Like It)||Natasha Minor (Any)|
|TJ Todd (Any)||Kelli Mix (not The Tempest)||Tiffany Blazer|
|Carol O'Hare (not Razzle)|
07 June 2007
Congratulations to the Cast of...
El Gallo – Adam Chimeo
Matt – Cale McCoy
Luisa – Jen Warren
Hucklebee – Amanda Kulmac
Bellomy – Natasha Minor
Henry – Amanda Cyr
Mortimer – Jacob Schatz
The Mute – Kayla Garrett
The Handyman – TJ Todd
Understudy (El Gallo / Matt) – Corey Dalton
Understudy (Luisa) – Sarah Schwarz
Understudy (Huck / Bell) – Katie Sparks
Understudy (Henry / Mortimer) - Carol O'Hare
[update, now that I'm not dashing off somewhere]
This was the strongest top to bottom audition we've ever had. People who have not be cast should understand we were very happy with what we saw and everyone should try for the fall show (where the number of available role will more than double)