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anonymous asked:

SLEEPOVER FRIDAY: I'm a huge theatre kid and one thing I've learned in my years in stage fighting. I was teaching my crush (softballer-you know the type) how to fake slap/punch someone in the hallway during passing period for fun. The next period we both get called into the office for "fighting during school hours", both of our moms getting called in. (pt. 1 of 2)

We all sit there after I explain it was stage fighting. After a few awkward moments, I blurt “I’m sorry for trying to impress cute girls.” at the same time she blurts, “Sorry for flirting with punches.” We both looked at each other and she asked, “Are you free on Friday?” In conclusion, I almost got suspended, came out to my mom, and got my first girlfriend all in the same day. (Three months together in five days!)


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21-year-old 'TEXAS' stage manager killed in fireworks explosion at Palo Duro Canyon
A 21-year-old stage manager for the outdoor musical 'TEXAS' has been killed after a fireworks explosion.

CANYON, TEXAS – A 21-year-old stage manager for the outdoor musical ‘TEXAS’ has been killed after a fireworks explosion.

According to officials on the scene, the explosion happened when the stage manager was checking inventory. Her identity was not immediately released because her relatives had not yet been notified.

The explosion reportedly happened at 5:54 p.m., Friday at the fireworks storage building.

Officials said the fire was extinguished but hot spots remained. Firefighters planned to remain on scene throughout the night to monitor the area. Officials said debris from the explosion scattered about 200 yards from the buildings.

The amphitheatre houses the famous outdoor musical 'TEXAS’. The musical has been canceled for Friday evening.

2015 marked the 50th season for the popular musical located about 25 miles south of Amarillo at the Palo Duro Canyon. The Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the country.

Pyrotechnics are used throughout the show. Specific information as to how the explosion happened was not immediately released. It remains under investigation.

Drexel Theatre, Bexley, Ohio
Photo via the Columbus Dispatch

This Deco theater just made the national register. 

 From the article

The Drexel Theatre has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. 

The 1937 Art Deco cinema, at 2254 E. Main St., is the sixth Bexley site recognized as a historic place worthy of preservation. 

“The Drexel has been a Bexley icon for decades, and it is a proud moment to see it take its rightful place on the National Register of Historic Places,” Bexley Mayor Ben Kessler said in a statement.

anonymous asked:

In Xmen1, when Charles confronts Erik at the very beginning, he tries to read his mind and Erik puts his fingers close to his temple mimicking a gesture we now all know well, and Erik has this small bemused grin on his face! It's so awwwww!

That part where Erik taps his temples? SO CUTE.

I like that Sir Patrick’s Charles doesn’t use his fingers to signify that he’s reading minds (he just narrows his eyes), and it’s cool to think that he’s developed his powers to the point that he doesn’t need it. But I also think this is an awesome (and probably unintentional) parallel of Erik mimicking how Charles used to be XD

Also, the smirk before he walks away!

I just really love Sir Ian’s interpretation of Erik. He could have gone in so many directions with this character but he went with the classy, self-possessed, charmingly regal interpretation, and since the first three movies couldn’t really dig into Charles and Erik’s background too far, it’s really his amazing performance that keeps Erik from being completely irredeemable. 


State Theatre, Ann Arbor, Michigan
via MLive

Photos from a great big slide show that goes along with great news for this Art Deco theater:

Million-dollar State Theatre renovations look to restore art deco feel

The Michigan Theater’s Russ Collins, Lee Berry, and the rest of MT Foundation team – which purchased the nearby State Theatre in October 2014 – are aiming for the State to have a splashy, art deco-glamorous 75th anniversary to remember on March 17, 2017.

For that’s when MSF’s team aims to re-open the State Theatre, following some fairly extensive renovations – $3 million to $5 million worth - that are tentatively slated to begin in the summer or fall of 2016…

…MTF will likely launch a capital campaign in the spring of 2016. To prepare for this, in the fall of 2014, MTF conducted a planning study for the State Theatre’s renovation, getting feedback from Michigan Theater members and the community at large about the State Theatre and what changes should be made.

“The enthusiasm surrounding the idea of renovating the State Theatre was nearly unanimous,” said Chief Development Officer Berry. “The vision we presented involved not just cleaning it up, but making it a showplace. … We can’t exactly restore it, since we only have half of the theater’s original space, but we can renovate the cinemas and restore the art deco elements that made them so remarkable. … We’re hoping, by the end, to give the place a ‘wow’ factor, definitely." 

RE gets its 1st stage play adaption

CAPCOM opened a website on Friday to announce that the Biohazard (Resident Evil) video game series is getting its first stage play adaptation. The Biohazard the Stage adaptation will premiere at Tokyo’s EX Theater Roppongi near the end of October.

The stage play’s plot will revolve around a bioterrorism incident that occurs at a university in western Australia. Chris and Piers from BSAA’s anti-bioterrorism unit head to the scene to investigate, and they cooperate with former S.T.A.R.S. member Rebecca, who is teaching at the university. On the scene, they meet a mysterious young man named Tyler Howard.


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