Theatre Experience Q&A [via Facebook]

Facebook is teeming with chain notes like this. Usually I ignore them, but this one was actually interesting. So, I’m filling it out. Facebookers, I’m giving you guys a link to this post; Facebook is still not getting any content from me, besides statuses and comments. Without further ado, the “survey”: What was the first play you ever did? I believe it was The Wizard of Oz. I was a munchkin. (I was also seven years old.) What was your most recent show? Interesting question. The last show I was really “in” was Romeo & Juliet at Children’s Theatre Company…

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Parked In: A Yom Kippur Story

I wrote this way back in October, but never got around to polishing it and posting it until now. Finally I found time and motivation to post! I hope you all enjoy this story; even now, I am still uncovering all its hidden meanings. This year’s Yom Kippur was interesting.  After school, I went straight to dinner, and then to services.  Specifically, we (my mother and I) were interested in Kol Nidre, a beautiful piece of music that is part of the evening service erev Yom Kippur. The service started at 16:45, and I had what was basically a tech…

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Very Belated Summary of "Working" Production

I know it’s been ages since I last published on this blog (or on any blog, really), and even longer since the show actually took place. I’m really sorry about that; last week was spent fooling with the end of school, and this week (still on-going) has been lots of socialization and more dealing with the end of school (most notably the computer I’m using, which has to go back by Wednesday [realistically, earlier, because of shipping]). Aside from everything going on in my own life, I’ve been remembering the scheduled posting bug from a week ago. I don’t know…

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Performance Company Spring 2008 Show Summary

Image via WikipediaAll right, the “hell week” is over. Three audiences have seen the show, and today marks the start of Memorial Day weekend. There will be no show tonight; we moved our schedule up a day to account for Memorial Day weekend. But it was still three shows. And a memorable three shows they have been. From George’s early pants removal at the beginning of the first night’s show to skipping half a scene the second night (something from the last night would have been better, but I couldn’t think of one), we’ve had our share of mix-ups and…

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First Show Done; It Went Pretty Well

Tonight was the first performance of that show I’ve been working on all week so far. All told, it went quite well. Aside from a few glitches (which I’ll compile at the end of the week, along with a short summary of the show), it went better than I ever imagined. But that’s what always happens on the first night: Things pull together. I wish I felt comfortable saying more, but I think I’m going to have to channel most of my notes into the post I’m planning for this weekend, so as not to spoil the show for people…

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Google Health First Impression

It resonated throughout the blogosphere a couple days ago that Google Health (<– the actual service page) finally launched. This has been for a ; it’s since I found out about it, and it was in the works for a while before then. Glad it finally came out (marked “BETA”, as is Google’s routine). So, I signed up for it. What else would I do? (And I think my mom was trying it out, too; she read the TOS at the very least.) Though it’s going to be a fight between Google Health and Google Web History for the gh…

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Summer Not Quite as Booked…

I know I haven’t been posting a lot lately. I’ve been distracted (so what else is new?) by homework, SimCity 4 (which I actually succeed at now), and (the largest offender) being sick. Writing has definitely taken a back seat, but I have some things I definitely want to blog about when I find the time. This one is just the most breaking. Sometimes things are too good to be true. Remember when to the Musical Theatre Extension at Northwestern? Turns out that was a mistake. Let me explain. (I’m still in the theatre program; just not the Extension.) In…

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My Summer is Officially Booked

Well, it’s official. I have something to do for this summer. As I said in a recent canned post (the one ), I applied to two summer programs this year. Both of them have admitted me, and I’m going to accept the invitation to attend the theatre arts program at Northwestern University‘s National High School Institute. It’s funny, because I didn’t technically complete the application requirements for the program I wanted to do (the Musical Theatre extension). They let me in anyway. Which means I have a seven-week commitment this summer. Update (05/07): The letter was mistaken; . From the…

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Was That a Glitch, or am I Dreaming?

Hi, all. Here it is, the finished list of what was wrong with each performance of “A Christmas Carol” this year. I have categorized them by performance. Thursday, 12/21: Marley skipped many of his lines, the bed was quite misplaced, my costume change from a caroler/dancer into the Spirit of Christmas Present was too short, and Theresa missed a few light cues. “Touch my robe” began the “Streets of London” sound cue, but she was supposed to wait until Scrooge actually touched Present’s robe. That, and she brought up too many lights after the scene change into Present. I wasn’t…

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"A Christmas-Caroling Performance"

Tonight was the first public performance of the Stagecoach Performance Company’s version of “A Christmas Carol”. It went off nearly problem-free. I’ll detail the problems with each performance at a later date, but for now, suffice it to say it was OK for the first run. Expect a list of problems with each performance sometime next week.

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