While admittedly I haven’t seen “The Sound of Music” special yet, I have seen a lot of hate. Despite the quality of acting or other challenges with which the production may have struggled, I commend NBC.
Considering how often we’ve discussed the accessibility of theatre and reaching out to new audiences, I think it’s a shame so many theatre practitioners are turning up their noses. We live in an age where not-for-profits are funded largely by donors and most commercial productions fail to recoup their investments. Any attempt to reach new audiences and share the art many of us have dedicated our lives to should be applauded.
Regarding the re-imagining of beloved classics, aren’t we always doing this ourselves? To keep a production alive, we’re constantly breathing new life into it. Preciousness leads to staleness.
Snobbery will be the death of live theatre.
I love this theatre life. Close a show tonight. Auditions for another tomorrow. How could I ever be bored?
If a stage manager is scheduling your auditions, being rude doesn’t benefit you. While they may not be directly in charge of casting, many directors and casting agents will often ask how auditionees behaved in the lobby and through the scheduling process. Your rudeness can hurt you.
I freed myself. I decided that life was too short to be miserable and to love myself.
Five years ago today, I broke up with my abuser. I cut all ties and swore I would never again change myself for a man, nor let anyone put their filthy hands on me.
Five years ago today, I willingly began the road to recovery for my ED. I still have bad days, but I eat. And am a healthy weight.
I continued at a college I loved, but that my abuser wanted me to transfer out of so that I’d be within easy reach. Now I’m six months away from graduating with my MFA from an ivy league institute.
So much in five years!!!
Thank you for those who offered me advice re: my fibro symptoms. I’ll be trying magnesium for sure!