Another suggestion if you've been in a show where you have a monologue. Use that! I've done that several times and have gotten good responses plus you've already done all the work. The key is to make it active, like your talking to someone and not just standing there reciting the text. Especially Shakespeare!
You seriously don't want to miss this! HAIR is opening at the New Everett Theatre tomorrow (Oct 5). It is the 40th anniversary of the show (as it opened in Oct of 67 of Broadway) and is the first rock musical. The topics are eerily reminiscent of todays world. Make the trek up to Everett and come have some hippie fun!
I say stay away from Capitol Hill bookstores! I thought it was cool I lived up there and had all these bookstores by me and tought I'd have great access to scripts but, I don't think I've found one script I've needed at any of them. Especially Half Price Books and if I have found one it was at Twice Sold Tales.
I agree it's nice to get good reviews when you're in a show. But, if you get a bad one, who cares! And reviewers certainly don't owe us anything. Reviewers don't make or break a show. I go to a show if it sounds interesting or if I know someone in it. Any publicity is good publicity as they say. If the acting and directing are good, they'll like it. It doesn't matter if they don't get what's going on as long as the actors compell them and keep them thinking about the show once they left. If anything the actors owe the audience their heart and souls when someone comes to see there show. And if anything is broken in the theatre it's the lack of actors not giving enough to the audience, or directors not pushing the actors to where they need to be once the show is ready to be performed. And what is a correct review? Everyone has their own opinion. As they say the show is only as good as the weakest link in the cast. It's really tought to do good theatre because it's such a crapshoot. I think there's more bad theatre than any other medium out there because it's so tough to put on a good show. But, when you do see a great show, it's like magic!
ITS THE FINAL WEEKEND OF CABARET! WE'VE BEEN GETTING HUGE HOUSES AND YOU SHOULDN'T MISS AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME AND SEE IT. PERFORMANCES ARE THURSDAY AT 730PM, FRIDAY&SATURDAY AT 8PM AND THE FINAL PERFORMANCE IS SUNDAY AT 2PM. www.clo-musicaltheatre.org for more info.
Civic Light Opera will be presenting Cabaret, the award winning Kander & Ebb musical, starting tomorrow night May 10, with a free preview. The show runs 3 weekends only May 11-27. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm and a Thursday show May 24 at 8pm. For more info go to www.clo-musicaltheatre.org.