20 November 2005

Don't Come to My House, redux

So the Trib corrected PART of the problem of yesterday - the Show at My House part... they still insisted on REannouncing a matinee for today, though...

So. I will be writing an LTE clarifying the whole thing. I will be also pushing them to do a HUGE publicity wave for "The Tempest" to make up for how well this round went.

Fun Fun!

19 November 2005

Closing Night - LiveBlogging

So I am going to do mild notes DURING the run tonight... We are holding the house briefly while we see if anyone comes late from MY HOUSE

Good Show folks!!

UPDATE: Act I into II intermission...Practical Joke Night - Nice lollipop, Nik!... We also had the now-traditional mid-queue blackout, this time in Lights 11 - what fun!

Doc Gibbs was MAD at George tonight, what's up with that, Russ?

UPDATE: Early II, that lollipop is going to get the whole cast sick. Didn't you guys have germ theory in a biology class?

Mashed Potatoes and BACON?? RUSS, you are doomed :)

UPDATE: Garrett is toast. And the horse population skyrocketed, Mr Morgan....
UPDATE: Wedding... JESSIE Grrrrr TP?!?! Are you kidding me?!?!
UPDATE: ?!?!?!? Are you kidding me?!?!?! You are ALL toast.
UPDATE: props to Chase for the "my sister" bit - PUHLEEZE no jokes in Act III.
UPDATE: flashing back to Act I, APPLAUSE BREAK for Geisslinger... gotta love it!!
UPDATE: ...so... are Soames and Stimson going to trade names for the entire act?And did you guys all forget how to got thru doors!? The thump factor is outta control.
Update: Wedding, Garrett? um hmmmmm ...Katie too quiet...

Don't Come to My House

So...this morning's Mail Trib, on page C1 (Life - Things to Do) gives us a plug for the show.

Unfortunately, no one who reads said plug will SEE our show, instead they will visit my home. Maybe tomorrow afternoon.

The Trib Contains Errors:
  • Location - NOT at North Medford HS, but rather, at my house... WRONG
  • Time - No Saturday Matinee listed, but a SUNDAY one is... WRONG
  • Location again - The John Doty NMHS Theater. Sorry Lynn Sjolund, I guess my monumental impact in the first three nights of my career warranted taking your name OFF the Auditorium... WRONG
Anyway - they do include this website (and my phone number, which a nice lady called at 9am to inform me there is no Eastwood Drive...(having owned a home there since 1998, this was of some surprise to me)) and I am hoping some folks will be perplexed enough to check one or the other and discover the following
FACTS about the remaining performances of "Our Town":
  • WHEN - 2pm and 7pm, SATURDAY, Nov 19, 2005
  • WHERE - the LYNN SJOLUND AUDITORIUM on the campus of NORTH MEDFORD HS, 1900 N Keeneway Drive, Medford, OR
  • and NO new NMHS THEATER in the residential neighborhood near Bear Creek Park in SOUTH Medford

15 November 2005


Alys, Hills, Bree, Adam, Russ & Han, Nik & 'Stine, Garrett, Dug, Jace, Katie, Ash, other Ash, Chase, Jess, Trev, Chanelle and Chantell... and Heidi, Milla, Nic, Jake, and other other Ash - my wonderful dead people! And Sami, Ayla, and Carissa!

You rock - five shows, four days - break legs!

Once more onto the Boards!

We open tomorrow night and I am thrilled. Today, I am sitting in the Sjolund during lunch, waiting for our final round of teasers to begin. We've had good crowds for four offerings this morning, and will go three more rounds before we are done.

The cast is great - the energy is great.

Curtain in 30 hours!

08 November 2005

We have an Audience in ONE WEEK

Production Week Schedule

  • Nov 8 4:00pm Run II & III; evening Tech possible until 8pm
  • Nov 9 3:00pm Act II Wedding Change for 1 hour, Dinner BREAK, 6:00pm Full Cast – Full Run
  • Nov 10 5:30pm Run II & III; Tech possible until 8pm, as well as immediately after school
  • Nov 11 CHANGE 11:30a - 2:00p Full Cast, Full Run; Tech remainder of day (either side of actors) (legal holiday)
  • Nov 12 12:00n Dry Tech (No Actors, Crew only); 5:00pm Wet Tech (Full Cast)
  • Nov 13 TBA - Some needs may be scheduled into this slot
  • Nov 14 7:00pm Full Run, Costume and Makeup, Photo Call
  • Nov 15 7:00pm Full Run, Costume and Makeup, OPEN DRESS
  • Nov 16 5:30pm Costume & Makeup; 6:00pm Onstage Warm-up; 7:00pm Curtain
  • Nov 17 5:30pm Costume & Makeup; 6:00pm Onstage Warm-up; 7:00pm Curtain
  • Nov 18 5:30pm Costume & Makeup; 6:00pm Onstage Warm-up; 7:00pm Curtain
  • Nov 19 12:30pm Costume & Makeup; 1:00pm Onstage Warm-up; 2:00pm Curtain
  • Nov 19 5:30pm Costume & Makeup; 6:00pm Onstage Warm-up; 7:00pm Curtain

05 November 2005

Points, Letters, Thespians

a lot of questions over the past week about "how do I get a Varsity letter in Theater?"

Based upon the Student Handbook, Theater Arts doesn't give a letter, but since the other performing arts (Band, Orchestra, Choir) all do, I think an argument can be made.

Conversely, the other performing arts groups do not have an international organization that particpation gains membership in.

I am under the impression that I am going to base a letter, should one be OKed, on the same criteria the Thespian Society uses to award ITS Points.

10 Points qualifies someone as a Thespian - for MOST productions, a single Major Role, exceptionally executed, will qualify (8 pts for the role and up to 2 discretionary points from the sponsor for the quality of the effort) - given the six week prooduction schedule, such a role would be the equivalent of being on a team, from a time commitment PoV. So, my tenetative thought is sophomores or older who 'make thespian' (10 points) will letter - freshmen will have a slightly steeper hill - if they manage thespian plus a star (20 points) as freshmen, they will letter.

More later...


At 5 miuntes before call, there are ZERO cast or crew here. We don't arrive at call time, we START at call time. (oop...now ONE).

We need to be here ready to go at call time, not trickling in at call time. (Now TWO, at 2 minutes)

I am open to suggestions for consequences. You may not like my ideas.