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Good weekend [03 Jun 2005|09:35pm]

you know its gonna be a good weekend when you can go to hasting and buy a brand new copy of the big RENT book for 4 dollars cause it was mismarked. =)
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Ooooooooh yeah baby. [31 May 2005|11:34pm]

Time for something I found on the rent LJ comunity

bootleg rent trailer
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Wow [31 May 2005|04:43pm]

this site is like dead as a doornail. If anyone reads this site give me a shout. lol It seems too lonely.
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Snyder [04 Mar 2005|03:51pm]

How did the critique go? Did ya'll like Ray Newton?

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[03 Mar 2005|11:20am]

I just wanted to tell you all to break a leg friday and enjoy ray newton.
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How'd ya'll do [28 Feb 2005|11:11pm]

Okay I must know!!!! How did you guys do at ya'lls first critique? Tell me!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! The great manwhore of a character actor commands it!!!!!!!!!!!!! See ya'll wednesday.
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[22 Feb 2005|04:51pm]

One of these days I'll actually be able to critique ya'll. I'll see ya'll next friday so maybe after one critique from an actual theatrical director I can see more as to how to help ya'll cause ya'll do need a ton of work. I'm sorry, but it's true. Ya'll will be fine though. Keep working hard.
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Troupe 5968 UIL opinion [16 Feb 2005|06:23am]

Okay even though Timms was long winded and I couldn't really watch ya'll much or give my critique on much I will tell ya'll I'm liking what I'm seeing. Infact from a techie standpoint I can see all the lighting and how it should be. You guys got talent, just don't let it go to your head. Keep working hard because I don't want to see you back in town til the next day, because that means you had to stay til the end and won. AM I UNDERSTOOD!!! =)
I will see ya'll Friday and hopfully be more of a help, that is if timms can keep his long winded monologues to a minimum.
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OMG!!!! Do My EYES Decieve Me!!!! Was This Community Updated TWICE In One Day. [13 Feb 2005|04:18pm]

YES that is right I actually have something to say. And it involves

Troupe 5968

so all members need to listen up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been visiting the past few weeks and decided to make it a ritual when I'm not at work to come by and help ya'll out with UIL. You guys can use some outside influence becides Timms. I want to see ya'll suceed because even though I'm in college this is still my Troupe.
You didn't see much of me last semester because from may of 2003 to december of last year I was going through a rough and trying time emotionally and had to find myself. I can now continue my duties as the college guy who has no life except for theatre.
I've already informed Ashly I will be helping ya'll and she agrees it good.
Here is a little bit about me as an actor:
1. I'm a shock actor. I love to shock people. You've probably all seen me in my top hat. heeheehee
2. I'm a method actor. I thinkall actors should be and will try to get you to do method acting as much as possible.
3. I'm a character actor. In short I can play any role (including that of a woman) and this will help you because I'm can help you develope your characters and give you tips on developing them yourself. Also, I can easily take on your character to show you good ideas to use for it.

You will see me monday until 4:10 when I have to leave to get ready for work.
Til then.
As always I am your hapless maintainer Orson Welles-er-Alice Cooper-er-Shane "The Lone Cowboy".
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For all fans of The Producers [13 Feb 2005|04:10pm]

I just went and bought a copy of The Producers. The original movie the musical is based off (also mel brooks first film)

It's halarious and I sujest all fans rent or buy it. The only number from the musical that is in here is of course Springtime For Hitler. but it is still good and worth it.

If you think this doesn't belong in the midessathespian community remember one thing. I'm rich biotch. lol no actuall I is po' but I'm the maintainer so what I say goes.
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AP News for the theatre geek [11 Feb 2005|10:37am]

Playwright Arthur Miller Dies at 89

19 minutes ago

ROXBURY, Conn. - Arthur Miller, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose most famous fictional creation, Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman," came to symbolize the American Dream gone awry, has died. He was 89.

Miller, who had been hailed as America's greatest living playwright, died Thursday night at his home in Roxbury of heart failure, his assistant, Julia Bolus, said Friday. His family was at his bedside, she said.

His plays, with their strong emphasis on family, morality and personal responsibility, spoke to the growing fragmentation of American society.

"A lot of my work goes to the center of where we belong — if there is any root to life — because nowadays the family is broken up, and people don't live in the same place for very long," Miller said in a 1988 interview.

"Dislocation, maybe, is part of our uneasiness. It implants the feeling that nothing is really permanent."

Miller's career was marked by early success. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman" in 1949, when he was just 33 years old.

His marriage to Marilyn Monroe in 1956 further catapulted the playwright to fame, though that was publicity he said he never pursued.

In a 1992 interview with a French newspaper, he called her "highly self-destructive" and said that during their marriage, "all my energy and attention were devoted to trying to help her solve her problems. Unfortunately, I didn't have much success."

"Death of a Salesman," which took Miller only six weeks to write, earned rave reviews when it opened on Broadway in February 1949, directed by Elia Kazan.

The story of Willy Loman, a man destroyed by his own stubborn belief in the glory of American capitalism and the redemptive power of success, was made into a movie and staged all over the world.

"I couldn't have predicted that a work like `Death of a Salesman' would take on the proportions it has," Miller said in 1988. "Originally, it was a literal play about a literal salesman, but it has become a bit of a myth, not only here but in many other parts of the world."

In 1999, 50 years after it won the Tony Award as best play, "Death of a Salesman" won the Tony for best revival of the Broadway season. The show also won the top acting prize for Brian Dennehy (news), who played Loman.

Miller, then 83, received a lifetime achievement award.

"Just being around to receive it is a pleasure," he joked to the audience during the awards ceremony.

Miller won the New York Drama Critics' Circle's best play award twice in the 1940s, for "All My Sons" in 1947 and for "Death of a Salesman." In 1953, he received a Tony Award for "The Crucible," a play about mass hysteria during the Salem witch trials that was inspired by the repressive political environment of McCarthyism.

That play, still read by thousands of American high-school students each year, is Miller's most frequently performed work.

Miller and Monroe divorced after five years and in 1962 he married his third wife, photographer Inge Morath. That same year, Monroe committed suicide. Miller wrote the screenplay for the Monroe film "The Misfits," which came out in 1960, and reflected on their relationship in his 1963 play "After the Fall."

Reminiscing about Monroe in his 1987 autobiography, "Timebends: A Life," Miller lamented that she was rarely taken seriously as anything but a sex symbol.

"To have survived, she would have had to be either more cynical or even further from reality than she was," he wrote. "Instead, she was a poet on a street corner trying to recite to a crowd pulling at her clothes."

Miller's success, so overwhelming in the 1940s and '50s, seemed to be on the wane during the next two decades. But the 1980s brought a renewal of interest, beginning with a Broadway revival of "Death of a Salesman" starring Dustin Hoffman in 1984.

Enthusiasm for Miller's work was particularly strong in England, which marked his 75th birthday in 1990 with four major productions of his plays.

Miller also directed a Chinese production of "Death of a Salesman" at the Beijing Peoples' Art Theatre in 1983.

Those who saw the Beijing production may not have identified with Loman's career, Miller wrote, but they shared his desire, "which was to excel, to win out over anonymity and meaninglessness, to love and be loved, and above all, perhaps, to count."

In his later years, Miller became increasingly disillusioned with Broadway, and in 1991 he premiered a new play, "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan," in London — the first time he had opened a play outside of the United States.

Miller said at the time he opted for the London opening to avoid the "dark defeatism" of the New York theater scene.

"There is an open terror of the critics (in New York) and of losing fortunes of money," Miller said in an interview that year. "I have always hated that myself. All in all, it seemed like we ought to do the play in London."

He returned to Broadway in 1994 with "Broken Glass," a drama about a dysfunctional family that won respectful reviews and a Tony nomination, but no big audiences. In London, it won an Olivier award as best play.

Even in his later years, Miller continued to write.

"It is what I do," he said in a 1996 interview with The Associated Press.

"It is my art. I am better at it than I ever was. And I will do it as long as I can. When you reach a certain age you can slough off what is unnecessary and concentrate on what is. And why not?"

"Resurrection Blues" had its world premiere at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis in the summer of 2002 when Miller was 86. Set in an unnamed banana republic, the satire dealt with the possible televised execution of a revolutionary.

In recent years New York even rediscovered Miller's first Broadway play, "The Man Who Had All the Luck," which was a four-performance flop in 1944, but had a successful revival, starring Chris O'Donnell, nearly six decades later.

Last October, another new play, "Finishing the Picture," premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. It was based on an episode of his marriage to Monroe.

In accepting his lifetime achievement award at the 1999 Tony awards ceremony, Miller lamented that Broadway had become too narrow.

"I hope that a new dimension and fresh resolve will inspire the powers that be to welcome fiercely ambitious playwrights," Miller said. "And that the time will come again when they will find a welcome for their big, world-challenging plays, somewhere west of London and somewhere east of the Hudson River."

He was born Oct. 17, 1915, Miller was one of three children in a middle-class Jewish family. His father, a manufacturer of women's coats, was hard hit by the Depression in the 1930s, and could not afford to send Miller to college when the time came.

Miller worked as a loader and shipping clerk at a New York warehouse to earn tuition money and eventually attended the University of Michigan, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1938.

He wrote his first plays in college, where they were awarded numerous prizes. He also published several novels and collections of short stories.

He wrote several screenplays, including "The Misfits" (1961), which became Monroe's last movie, and "Playing for Time," (1981) a controversial television movie about the women's orchestra at Auschwitz.

He also wrote a number of books with Morath, mainly about their travels in Russia and China.

Miller had two children, Jane Ellen and Robert, by his first wife, Mary Slattery, and he and Morath had one daughter, Rebecca.
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[23 Jan 2005|09:13am]

[ mood | silly ]

Seeing as I haven't updated this in a while and we've had a ton of new people I want to say Welcome.
Remember, "There are a few suprizes around every door but nothing at all dangerous."
Well unless someone lets timms out of his cage...Damn it now who let him out! Back Back damn you! *cracks whip*

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[22 Jan 2005|09:24pm]

MCT productions for the 2005 season.

Peter Pan

Feb. 11 - March 5 (musical)

Cold Feet

March 4 - 26 (comedy)

London Suite

April 1 - 16 (comedy)

Dinner With Friends

April 22 - May 14 (comedy)

Over The Tavern

May 20 - June 4 (comedy)

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Sept. 9 - 24 (musical)

The Woman In Black

Sept. 30 - Oct. 22 (mystery)

Beau Jest

Oct. 28 - Nov. 12 (comedy)
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[28 Nov 2004|08:04pm]

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upcoming performance.... [03 Nov 2004|03:12pm]

hey guys

trinity's putting on Godspell this thursday, friday, saturday and sunday (7, 8, 9, 10; 8 pm thurs-sat, 2 pm sun) it's at the yucca. you can probably buy tickets at the door, but you can call 681-3334 for tickets. please come!! it will be wonderful.

(for those of you who know the show and care...I'm singing We Beseech Thee)

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Hello has this community died? [28 Oct 2004|10:54am]

[ mood | geeky ]

Here is something only real theatre geeks can appreciate.

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Hey Midessa Thespian is not dead. It just smells that way. lol [12 Oct 2004|12:02pm]

Okay listen up to the college kid cause I'm only gonna say this once!

Midland College will be doing: The Man Who Came to Dinner by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman (also known for thier play You Can't Take It With You)
It is very funny i own a copy of it and sugest all go to see it. The Man Who Came to Dinner will be preformed in the cole theatre from October 29 to November 13. When i find out show times I will post them. If someone already knows then then feel free to make a post letting everyone know.
Okay, at ease. Smoke um if you got um. lol
goodnight to all of you out there in LJ land and good night Mrs. Calabash wherever you are. lol =P~~~~
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hello... [11 Sep 2004|12:44pm]

hey guys, I just joined. found this on christina's list and figured I'd join. I'm a pickwick. I do lots of mainstage stuff at MCT too. umm...yeah. name's abby. I only know like....2 people in here. but whatever. thinking I'll be commenting on posts on here from a while ago. so yeah. love to all. bring on the broadway.
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My Visit [18 Aug 2004|04:37pm]

[ mood | rushed ]

I visited the theatre department today and wanted to tell you what I noticed. We have a great troupe. They are getting better and better. I see lots of potentual. To Troupe 5968, my extended family, to all the freaks and fuckheads, losers and looneys; I love you all.

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[13 Aug 2004|05:39pm]

Hay, before school starts everyone get sbusy again, I would just like to do some more advertising.

Come see The Grapes of Wrath all through the month of September. MCT is putting on the production, and I am in it, and we need as many people to come as we can. I'll post agian when it gets closer, but I just wanted evryone to get a heads up about the upcoming months.

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