22 December 2007
19 December 2007
Congratulations to the Cast of...
DAD . . . . . . . ANDREW LESTER POLETTO
MOM . . . . . . . AMANDA KULMAC
SISTER. . . . . . . KIRA ASHLEY
SON. . . . . . . TAYLOR ASHLEY
FEMALE VOICE. . . . . . . MERCEDES CLAYTON
PREMIER/CHOIRMASTER/ROGER . . . TYLER SPANO
THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE
GEORGE . . . . . . . “GINGER”
MEG . . . . . . . AMANDA CYR
HENRY . . . . . . . TYLER SPANO
SARAH . . . . . . . MERCEDES CLAYTON
ELLEN . . . . . . . JORDAN WRIGHT
EXECUTIONOR . . . . . . . CALE MC COY
COMIC VS. FICTION
CONDOR . . . . . . . CALE MC COY
MS. A . . . . . . . KAYLA GARRETT
HUMAN HAMMER . . . . . . . ANDREW POLETTO
CHEETAH . . . . . . . AMANDA KULMAC
IRON GRASP . . . . . . . TAYLOR ASHLEY
SPEEDSTER . . . . . . . TJ TODD
INDIAN CHIEF . . . . . . . GRANT HENDRIX
BLACK PANTHER . . . . . . . MARCUS SILAFOU
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Don Pedro - Skylar Christiansen
Benedick - Dylan Gutridge
Claudio - Cody Schneider
Balthasar - Tyler Spano
Doña Jona - Jen Warren
Borachio - Grant Hendrix
Conrada - Shelby Mock
Leonato - TJ Todd
Hero - Rachel Sinner
Beatrice - Erin Ebert
Antonio - Chase Medeiros
Margaret - Kayla Garrett
Ursula - Katy Young
Friar Frances - Sami Pollock
Dogberry - Ashlee Klemp
Verges - Ana Heller
A Sexton - Mason Yai / Yeigh (sp?)
Watchman - Sandra Schaefer
Watchman - Dillon Kline
Watchman - Gaby Linquist
Messenger / Boy - Sara Miller
Other Attendants & Messengers
To be Cast the First Week in January
[UPDATE] Changes: To Conrada, Ursula, and the Boy. Our best wishes to those who are no longer involved and congratulations to those who now are...
Casting and Other News
As of Now (Weds, 6:30ish, PM), I plan to have them up online before the end of tonight and posted at the LT by mid-morning.
In OTHER news, if you are a member of the Thespian Troupe currently or scheduled for Induction this year, keep January 24, Block 2 OPEN on your calendar. We have scheduled a special guest for that session of my Advanced class, and all of you who meet the Thespian point levels will be invited to join us!
16 December 2007
SPOILER: Review of Sweeney Todd
Also for your consideration, the comments at IMDb.
NOTE: All of these links contain spoilers - some of plot (which you (mostly) all know), but others of decisions on shot choices, casting, cuts (no pun intended) that may impact you.
Don't read you want to be unspoiled whenever we manage to finally see something.
15 December 2007
To Todd or not to Todd, that is the...
Jacob is working to change this, and given what drek apparently WILL be playing at their 14 screens on Dec 21, we can hope he succeeds.
It might be interesting if several dozen of us go to the box office to pre-buy for a Dec 21 show and then can feign shock and bewilderment. C'mon all you Thespians, go Act Well.... :)
I will update as this changes. Meantime, I may owe Shelby a refund.
12 December 2007
More from the WGA Strike
All these boxes? Pencils purchased at $1 per dozen as a fundraiser to support non-WGA crew out of work as a result of the strike, queued up to be delivered to studio execs. The delivery guys? Ron Moore (Battlestar Galactica) and Joss Whedon (Angel, Firefly)
07 December 2007
The 2nd Annual
January 14, 2008
7 playwrights + 7 directors + 7 casts + 7 musicians
= 1 Exciting Evening!interested in being part of this? Click on the title of this post and follow the links once there for info on the event and how to get involved. Applications can be emailed and do require a head shot in JPG format.
Sounds like tons o fun!
Black Tornado Theater on MySpace
Sorry. Let me age back to my "Very Old, I'd say...nearly 40"
We do have a MySpace Group for Black Tornado Theater. Started by our very own Ashlee K, the group is not incredibly active, but does have a growing archive of production photos (I am trying to provide her with a couple per show, though I don' have ANY for some... Into the Woods, anyone? Antigone?), and could be as hopping and lively as this blog is, given how many people seem to have fallen into the black hole that is MySpace.
It could also be a hook to get more alumni involvement, as they might think to look for their beloved NMHS theater there rather than with Google for the whole Internet (is it just me, but do some MySpace users seem tto think that it IS the whole of the Internet? Sad)
04 December 2007
Supporting the WGA Strike - Live shows
The recaps are worth reading not only if you are fans of the shows, but also if you are tuned in to the dynamics of the strike or of the way ccast/crew families can develop on a production.
The Colbert writers also have another YouTube video out... I'll get a link up to that one soon.
03 December 2007
OMG Finale plus some Tin man stuff
Update: Television Without Pity recap HERE
[UPDATE] Tin Man will be show in a marathon format on December 9, starting at 5pm on SciFi and running 6 hours until 11pm. (something to watch after we come back from .. oh I dunno, the skating Christmas Show at the Rrrink, which runs from 12:30 until 3:30pm) The cast includes many who we know and love from various other shows...
- Zooey Daschenel from Elf and Bridge to Terebithia
- Neal McDonough from Band of Brothers and Star Trek: First Contact
- Alan Cumming from X-Men II and the revival of Threepenny Opera
- Callum Keith Rennie from Battlestar Galactica and DaVinci's Inquest
- Richard Dreyfus from a lot, but I'll go with Jaws and Close Encounters, for now