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Observing the Calling of “COMPANY” in London

BY HOPE ROSE KELLY via www.stagemanagers.org Reaching out to the Stage Management Association of the UK (UK SMA), I inquired if they had any observation opportunities from their members. Andy Rowley (Executive Director) kindly put a call out and Sharon Hobden, who is currently the DSM for Company, sent me an invite. This production has been noted for the gender swapping of the lead character Bobby...

After 30-Plus Years of Dreaming, Laura Benanti’s Eliza Is Different Than She Imagined

BY HAYLEY LEVITT via www.theatremania.com If you follow Laura Benanti on social media or otherwise, you know three things about her: She loves being mother to her almost-2-year-old daughter Ella Rose; she’s stressed about the state of the world (and sometimes processes her anxiety via late-night Melania Trump impressions); and Eliza Doolittle has been her dream role since she could take in s...

Rush Ticket Policies for NYC Classic Arts Venues & Organizations

BY GABRIEL AGOSTO, JOHN CURTIS via www.playbillcom Rush tickets are sold on the day of the performance as soon as the box office opens, unless otherwise specified. Seat location varies with different shows. For more popular shows, anticipate a wait. Here are the rush and inexpensive ticket policies of various classical arts venues. All Student Rush ticket purchases require a valid and current stud...

The Marvelous 1950s Costumes of Marvelous Mrs Maisel

via www.thecostumerag.com Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Marvelous Mrs Maisel  is about a Jewish mother who explores her passions by becoming a comedian. The show uses 1950s fashion throughout the plot using colours and patterns to express both the glamour and austerity found in the post-war period. The 1950s costumes create an authentic portrayal of this time period, and illustrates Midge’s emotional jo...

Mic Concealment Made Easy

BY THE POINT SOURCE SOUNDING BOARD BLOG via www.stage-directions.com One of the challenges that face both designers and technicians is how to hide a microphone on an actor. In their hair or in their costume; there weren’t a lot of good solutions to this challenge, until Point Source Audio created its EMBRACE™ Earmount microphone solution. As a customizable mic’ing solution that is engineered for c...

Head Prop Maker Pierre Bohanna Talks ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald’

via www.theknockturnal.com To celebrate the final trailer for “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” Warner Bros. hosted an epic fan event in New York City on Monday, September 24. After getting all of the scoop on the costumes from Colleeen Atwood, we headed to the other side of 38 Parlor Loft to The Wand Room. Here all of the key wands were on display and Head Prop Maker Pierre Bohanna g...

How to Handle Questions About Your Career Over the Holidays

BY BRAD LEMACK via www.backstage.com With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start prepping for how to tolerate the barrage of questions that will undoubtedly be hurled at you by family and friends who are as eager to ask, “Why aren’t you a star yet?!” The whole holiday season is really an exercise in managing expectations, both in how you respond and how you work through the frustr...

2019 StrawHats Registration – NOW OPEN!

How it Works for the Performer One Audition, multiple job opportunities – All in one day. StrawHat Auditions are open to non-Equity performers age 18 and older: singers, dancers, and actors. Opportunities are available in summer theatres, production and entertainment companies, cruise ships, theme parks, and special events. Fees: Registration/annual subscription: $47 (non-refundable)        Auditi...

StrawHats: Calling all Technical Theatre Artists & Administrators!

    Calling all Technical Theatre Artists & Administrators! Post your profile and resume online free of charge and be front-and-center for employment opportunities in summer stock theaters, regional theaters, and special production companies. You’ll have access to what the theaters are doing this season, what positions are open and who to contact… if they don’t contact you first. C...

Ann Dowd: On Not Finding Success Until Your Fifties

BY ANN DOWD via www.glamour.com At the 2018 Glamour Women of the Year Summit, The Handmaid’s Tale star Ann Dowd opened up about finding success later in life. Her story, below. I want to tell you a brief story, if I may. When I was a young actress, 30 or so, I was on the way to my waitress job in my black pants and my white shirt and my black tie—glamour is not the word that would come to mi...

Working in Wardrobe

via www.stage-directions.com Here’s a video from the American Theatre Wing that takes a look at the work of the Wardrobe Department, specifically for the current production of My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center Theater. The costumes are created to fulfill the epic world that a play or musical inhabits. It takes lots of organization, maintenance, and often creativity to get the performers ready f...

Want my job? Set & Costume Design with Khadija Raza

BY TOM INNISS via www.voicemag.uk Linbury Prize winner Khadija Raza talks to Voice about the excitement and variation her job as a set and costume designer offers her. Could you first introduce yourself to the reader? My name is Khadija Raza and I’m a set and costume designer working in theatre. What does your job involve? Give us the typical outline of a day? My job has a lot of varied role...