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THE BALANCING ACT OF DESIGNING BIG MUSICALS IN SMALL SPACES

BY MICHAEL SCHWEIKARDTvia www.thetheatretimes.com Joe Klug is a gifted scenic designer who has a passion for reimagining musicals, particularly in intimate circumstances. When we met up to talk about the challenges of producing large musicals in small spaces, an unexpectedly delightful and philosophical discussion about design and practice took place. Although we had never met before, it was just ...

A Day in the Life of a Stunt Double

BY CAT ELLIOTTvia www.castingnetworks.com If you’ve ever wondered what goes into the magic of on-camera stunts, keep reading. Stunt woman Katie Eischen, known for her work in “Supergirl,” “The Bourne Legacy” and “Date Night,” shares what a typical day looks like in the life of a stunt double. What’s your schedule like when you’re not on set? “I’m either training or doing what’s called ‘hustli...

ON TEACHING DIRECTING: THE ESSENTIAL FIVE

BY Fadi Fayad Skeikervia www.thetheatretimes.com After teaching directing for several years, across the globe and at different kinds of institutions, I have come to the conclusion that there are five essential areas of teaching directing: 1) epistemological knowledge of theatre directing; 2) contextualizing the work of the young director within his/her/their communities; 3) empowering students to ...

WEBINAR REGISTRATION FOR CASE STUDY: OVERSEEING REPERTORY LIGHT PLOTS AT SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Spoleto Festival USA, based in Charleston, South Carolina, hosts domestic and international theatrical productions every year. In 17 days, over 250 performances take place throughout the city, but every production has to share its stage with someone else. It is repertory lighting at its craziest, with rapid-fire changeovers between shows choreograp...

American Theatre Wing presents the 2019 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge – APRIL 30TH DEADLINE

For the second year and in collaboration with the American Theatre Wing, the Arts Endowment is calling for applications from high school students to the agency’s Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge. This national program is for students with a passion for writing songs that could be part of a musical theater production and the wide range of musical styles represented in contemporary musical thea...

Cirque du Soleil: Now Hiring TEMP Props Technician to join KURIOS tour

Do you want to be a part of a unique and colorful journey? Cirque du Soleil is looking for a new Props Technician to join the touring family of KURIOS.  Reporting to the Technical Director and working under the supervision of the Head of Props, you will be required to: – Assist in maintaining and running show props in a safe and consistent manner;– Run cue tracks to position or operate...

Now Hiring Technical Staff: Leavenworth Summer Theatre

LST is looking for the following technical and artistic staff for our 2019 summer season. Technical Director / Lighting Designer LST has an excellent opportunity for a Tech Director to supervise all technical aspects of our summer production season. We produce three shows in two venues, with staggered openings throughout July and then playing in repertory through September 1. more… Scenic Pai...

Followspot operator Linford Hudson honored at Olivier Awards

via www.thestage.co.uk In February, Linford Hudson stood on the stage of the London Palladium and cried. The 72-year-old was remembering his half-century working at the venue, where he became a fixture in its lighting booth and earned the nickname ‘Mr Followspot’. From there, high above the stage at the back of the auditorium, he lit a galaxy of stars from Frank Sinatra to Judy Garland, from Liza ...

Register for USITT’s BUSINESS OF THE BUSINESS WEBINAR

Sunday, April 28, 2019 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM USITT’s Business of the Business Webinar series is geared to assist freelance theatre technicians as they embark on the world of business management. When: April 28, 5:00 PMCost: $25.00 Presented by: Irene Byrne Ohlentertainment industry veteran, Founder l CE of piVot2a bespoke entertainment industry recruiting firm    ...

CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR AUDITIONS

Open call auditions for the 2019 production of the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall will take place in New York, NY from April 15, 2019 through April 24, 2019. Additional Rockettes auditions will be held in Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA. Auditions in Chicago will take place from May 7, 2019 through May 8, 2019. Auditions in Atlanta will take place from May 9, 2019 through May 10, 2019....

Want to be a Rockette? Here’s the scoop.

The Rockettes are officially looking for some fresh faces. For the first time in almost a decade, the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall is expanding its yearly open call in New York City to add audition locations in Chicago and Atlanta. The creative team wants to widen the pool and reach even more dancers. So how can you get chosen out of hundreds of hopefuls? 1. Be ver...

7 Stand Out Theatre Podcasts

BY FELICIA FITZPATRICKvia www. playbill.com The era of peak TV gets all the attention, but podcasts stepped it up in 2018, as well. Theatre podcasts give fans an intimate look at the industry and people who make it. But with dozens of podcasts dedicated to the theatre scene, it can be tough to know which ones to download and subscribe. We compiled a list of theatre podcasts, currently releasing ep...