17 March 2008

Next Year

So what to do? What to do?

Two scripts are FIRM, though their calendar slots aren't:

Philadelphia Story, and Clue! are on tap, with two additional shows needed to be indentified.

Clue! will go on the late Feb slot that splits the difference between the winter play and the student production date on the current calendar.

What else? people have some good buzz for both Blithe Spirit and The Importance of Being Earnest. I also hear happy noises about a possible Guys and Dolls

So, what I want to hear from you? In comments, please voice opinions about any scripts already mentioned and add your additional thoughts, please.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think that Earnest would be a great choice for the summer workshop. It's fun and upbeat and will also be somewhat of a challenge, making it interesting to act in. Also, we could cast it many times over we the people that we have, so finding the perfect people for each role would not be that difficult of a task.

That's just my opinion.

John said...

Would you consider it worth casting TWICE and doing two weekends with revolving casts, somewhatlike we did with Twelve?

Anonymous said...

I like the idea above, but I'd prefer to see that happen with Blithe Spirit.

It's my personal choice. I do love the script Earnest, but I not only adore Blithe Spirit but it also has the components mentioned above in the comment about doing Earnest.

Oh and...yay Clue!!!!

I'm really adamant about the summer workshop not being a musical. But that's just coming from a bias person.

Personally, I'd enjoy a show that took place during the 50's Hollywood or in Hollywood that had a script playing off that.

However, whatever you choose I'm fine with it, seeing as I get to see my show go up.

Oh and I know a certain person wants to see a stage adaptation of Some Like it Hot.

Anyways, thanks for reading.

-Jacob.

Anonymous said...

From the person who left the first comment:

On the idea of two casts: personally, I'd say no. It would be too confusing and makes the show just a little too stressful. Plus, it's really nice to have a show where there aren't a million people invovled. You really grow as a cast and family (so to say). If you add too many people that experience goes away.

As to which script: I have never heard of Blithe Spirit and have no idea what it's about, so I must say I'm definitely bias and more partial to Earnest. But then again, that is ignorance talking (even though I adore the script of Earnest and I'm standing my ground on the fact that I think we should do that one).

Although, if Jacob likes it, then it must be a really, really good show. And if that is the one we choose, I'm sure I would have just as much fun doing that one as I would doing Earnest.

Anonymous said...

Someone who thinks highly of me!?

This is new.....

-Jacob.

John said...

I gotta re-read Blithe... it's been about 15 years since last I saw it. Jacob may well be right :) it may be good... But we shouldn't tell him that...
I hear ya on the size of cast thing... With both Pen and Fantasticks, we were at under a dozen and it made for a very tight group and that's a good thing.

More soon... gotta go post a Fiddler rehearsal thing now.

Anonymous said...

Hey! I agree with Jacob, the rotating casts sounds better with Blithe Spirit then with "Earnest", though im sure it be fine as an un rotating also! :)...
Are we going to do a stage version of some like it hot? I happen to be related to somebody who'd love to see and be in it, *cough cough, Taylor*

-Ashley Ashley

Anonymous said...

A quick idea that came to me, when I was thinking about how OSF did Earnest two years ago.

Well, although I've never seen it but I've heard good stuff about it, what about Bus Stop?

It's a small cast, and I was just putting it out there for consideration, assuming its appropriate.

As I said, I've never read nor seen it, but I like the premise.

-Jacob

Anonymous said...

I just want everyone to know that Jacob Schatz is the coolest person in the world.
-Tyler Spano

Anonymous said...

Jacob?
I say that right now it's got to be Adam.... Yay Adam and cast of Comic VS Fiction!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the comic vs. fiction comment. Yay Adam!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Doty-

Are we for sure doing Philadelphia Story next year? And if we are, when? Cause you mentioned before that I should grow out my hair so that it is long for the show. But I really, really want to get it cut, so if we aren't doing it at all or not until way late in the year, I would like to get it cut.

Please let me know. Thanks,

Kayla

Anonymous said...

By the way... I wasn't trying to belittle anyone with the Jacob comment. I agree 100% that Adam is stupendous. I just wanted to put that out there.
-Tyler Spano

Anonymous said...

Honestly I don't like the idea of doing Ernest it is too similar to the type of show that we've done before. We all know we can do that type of light hearted farce and need a different sort of challenge. Besides it hardly has all that interesting of female characters and in a talent pool so densely populated by female performers of the caliber that we have it hardly seems like the appropriate show for next year at least. A more fitting show for this group would not only be funny but have some dramatic undertones with well rounded characters, to show off all aspects of their range as actors, that is not Ernest not even for the guys.

Anonymous said...

i honestly think most of the school plays have been really uptight. not in the acting but in the plays themselves. i would much rather see something along the lines of seussical than something that has good moral value. but thats just me.