Saturday, March 28, 2009
The Faire will also host games such as throw the killer rabbits, toss some cows, spin the wheel, and hunt for Spam cans. Last but not least STAR 98.7 will be hosting a The King of Fools Costume Contest! Contestants for the costume contest must be check in and register by 12:15pm, and the winner will win $350 dollars! Click here for more info.
"We're Knights of the Round Table" lyrics from Knights of the Round Table from Spamalot (photo is AD from CTG)
Friday, March 27, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Clip 1: Jason Segel and Paul Rudd.
Clip 2: Jason Segel and Neil Patrick Harris.
Clip 3: Is Paul Rudd and David Wain:
"Confrontation"- song from Les Miserables
*** POLL HAS ENDED #2 won!
The 1952 movie stars Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, and Jean Hagen. The film is about a couple of silent movie stars, Don Lockwood (Kelly) and Lina Lamont (Hagen), faced with the challenge of adapting to the new film medium "talkies"/ movies with sound. Lamont thinks that there on screen love affair is real, but Lockwood does not return the feeling. Lockwood accidentally meets an aspiring actress Kathy Selden (Reynolds) and falls for her.
If you have not seen this classic you don't know what your missing! The dance numbers are beautiful and the music will be stuck in your head for days.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
"I Fell Pretty"-song from Westside Story
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
The Lottery: The Lottery first started with RENT. The creators of RENT knew that their young audience could not afford to make it out to the theatre and pay its normal high prices. So, from the start they offered $20 tickets for the first two rows, which could be won day of the show in a lottery. So here is how it works: you show up a couple of hours prior to the show, bring $20-$25 dollars in cash and if you are picked in the lottery you can buy either one or two tickets for that nights show. Many theatres have adopted this discount so check if they show you want to see if they offer the Lottery. Always check the theatre's policy, prior to showing up since each theatre handles it's lottery differently and charge different cost for their lottery tickets.
Center Theatre Group's Opening Night FREE Standby Line: The Center Theatre Group hosts a standby line for all of their opening night performances for the public to get in for free. They give out these tickets for free because they want to pack the house for opening night. The tickets are based on cancellations and no-show, so the number of tickets they give out is not a set number. Here is what you do: 1st join the Center Theatre Group's facebook page; they will send out reminders to you when their opening nights are and if there is a standby line offered, 2nd show up that day two to three hours prior to the start of the show to get in line, at 7pm a theatre employee will come out and pass out numbers for a raffle and ask that you not leave the line until they give out all the tickets. Thirdly: at ten till they will start to pass out tickets to the show. When they pass out tickets randomly this means that the 1st person in line will not always get the best seat they have, also if you go with a group you most likely will not sit next to each other so be prepared to seat by yourself. I have done this twice now (#83 & #37 in line) and both times I gotten great seats for Free!
"Money makes the world go round"- Lyrics from song titled Money, Money, Money from Cabaret
"Get cool, boy! "- lyrics from song Cool- Westside Story
Friday, March 13, 2009
"We Renamed French Fries Freedom Fries"- lines from Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America. A Final Night With George W. Bush
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Sony Picture Classics has put together a wonderful documentary called Every Little Step on creation and life the musical has had. It is filled with tons of behind the scenes footage of both the original production as well as the revival production. Here is a sneak peak at the film which will hit theatres on April 17th.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
- Join newsletter to your favorite theatre. Most theatre's websites will have info on how to sign up. For example Center Theatre Group's e-mail newsletter is full of discounts, info on upcoming events, etc. They send e-mails out at least once a week or ever other week for all three of their theatres.
- Join your favorite show's newsletter/ fan club. Especially if you are going to New York to see a show join a fan club ahead of time and they sometimes have special offers just for there fan clubs/ newsletter subscribers. Example: I joined Spring Awakening's fan club/newsletter and I was able to buy on stage seats for $40 a piece to see the show on Broadway compared to the normal $75 or $110 for a ticket in the house. Also, they often have cool extra stuff to giveaway to fans like signed soundtracks, t-shirts, etc.
- Play contests! TV stations, Radio stations, and other media are always supporting theatre and they often have giveaways. Go to the websites of your local stations and see how to entry. Trust me, winning tickets for free is so worth filling out some entry forms.
"Money makes the world go round"- Lyrics from song titled Money, Money, Money from Cabaret
Monday, March 9, 2009
Director Michael Greif gave the show a bit of facelift (so to speak) with little set, blocking, costume, and other changes from the original production. For example during the funeral scene the cast members speak in unison at times which made the scene even more intense and powerful. One thing I did miss from the original production was the opening where the whole cast runs on the stage right after Roger enters and plugs in his guitar. Instead only Mark comes on stage for the first couple of lines before the whole cast comes out.
I could go on and on but my guest blogger will have more to report on this once in a life time experience. Until then here are a few photo's from Friday night.
Like I noted in a previous entry Bernadette Peters (Sunday In the Park With George) has appeared as Betty's YETI (Young Editors Training Initiative) teacher for a couple of episodes. In this past week's episode featured Cheyenne Jackson (Xanadu) as a hot young father. (Cheyenne will also be gust staring on the new Fox TV show GLEE) Coming up this week is Christine Baransk (The Real Thing) will play Betty's classmate Matt's mother. (She also recently appeared on The Big Bang Theory as Leonard’s mom)
"Don't walk away" song title from Xanadu
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Many people might not know Patrick Wilson's body of work also includes a big career on Broadway, but I think that will all change after the success of Watchmen. Patrick has been a Broadway hottie for a long time, staring in The Full Monty, Oklahoma!, All My Son's, and Barefoot In The Park. He also played Raqul in the movie version of The Phantom of the Opera. So not only does he act, look hot, but he has a voice that will melt your heart.
Billy Crudup is known for his roles on film but he too has also has stared on Broadway. He known for his performances in The Elephant Man and The Pillowman, but he is also an Tony Award winner for his performance in The Coast of Utopia.
So who says HOT Macho Men are not in theatre!
"I'm here, with you, beside you, to guard you and to guide you"- lyrics from All I Ask Of You from The Phantom of the Opera
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
First of all if you have not seen the show yet, then run to the nearest city by you and see it!!! ( West costers its playing in Vegas) Jersey Boys tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (Nick Massi, Tommy DeVito, and Bob Gaudio) rise and fall from fame. Not only does it have all the hits from the Four Season catalogue but it is a story that has heart. I have seen the show three time now and would see it again and again. It is about love, the music industry, loss, the mafia, and a life long friendship based on a handshake.
Below is a clip from when the show was featured on CBS's Sunday Morning.
There is nothing like the original cast members on the soundtrack. John Lloyd Young's voice sounds just like Frankie's and will leave you breathless after hearing his version of Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You. Christian Hoff portrayal of Tommy was wonderful. Both actors won Tony's for there roles as well as the Musical winning Best Musical of 2006. I have had the honor of meeting/seeing two of the original cast members and meeting the original national tour cast members.
Fun Facts:Did you know that the musical has its own study guide? Click here to download it! Also there is a Jersey Boys baby CD out for sale. Click here to check it out. If you are as big a fan as I am of the show then you have to buy the book! Check it out here. Well that is all for now but trust me this is not my last blog about my boys. "Who Loves You"- song from Jersey Boys
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Before I Forget is part of DouglasPlus. DouglasPlus is diverse mix of different shows playing at the theatre for limited engagements. All tickets are under $25! (can not beat that). DouglasPlus will run from March to mid April.
Others shows on the bill include: