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musical theatre challenge: (5/10) shows  ↳ come from away

You are here, at the start of a moment, on the edge of the world. 

Where the river meets the sea. 

Here, at the edge of the Atlantic, on an island in between there and here.

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I’m back from London. My streak of bad luck continued. No meeting Martin for me. But the play was fantastic and I had the pleasure to watch and listen to Martin (with a northern (?) accent I really liked! :P) for 2.45 hours from close proximity.

anonymous asked:

hi, theatre anon here again… your thinking is very reasonable, but i did see that one of the girls who met them said on twitter that cait asked them how they found her, so i assumed the fans went after them at the party, cause if they had just met them by chance at the theatre cait wouldn't be asking them that… (sry i didn't mention the twitter thing at first, i was afraid ppl would maybe go bother the girl on twitter or something and i didn't want to bring that kind of attention to her)

3 people, 2 of whom were together (aka one of the girls who posted on twitter/IG), saw Sam and Cait at the theater and those 2 girls also waited and met Natalie and David, who are starring in the show. I’m sure Cait was just surprised they were recognized at all but there’s no doubt in my mind they saw the show this afternoon. plus you can see the reflection of the marquee (or a marquee) in the background of the pics aka they’re in the theater district and not at the party. 

anonymous asked:

can you tell us a bit about how you became a techie? what advice would you give your past self? or like... me

I became a tech by emailing the most broke, most understaffed community theater in the area and asking if they needed any extra hands, and told them I’d be happy to work wherever they needed me. They had me come in for a tour and stuck me in the tech booth for the next show. (Again – understaffed. Really understaffed. My interview was basically: “Have you ever run lights before?” “No.” “Would you like to learn?” “Yeah!” “Okay, great, because you’re running lights for our next show.” “Wait, what?”) 

I’m primarily a booth person, but I always tell the director I’ll go wherever he needs more hands on deck, so I’ve also done stage crew and assisting with various jobs backstage – I have no particular specialty as a tech, I’m more of a jack of all trades. I am no sort of expert in… anything, but if you throw me in and give me someone to report back to, I can adapt to a new job remarkably quickly.

My main pieces of advice are to get to know your theater and all of its particular malfunctions, weak spots, and quirks as well as you can (seriously, it’s alive and will destroy you if you’re not careful, respect it), don’t be afraid to work in an unfamiliar position, make friends with the stage manager (your life will be 1000% easier), figure out who the problem people are in every production and how to work around them (there’s always a few – usually actors, but unruly techs can cause their own issues), and in general, avoid making enemies. Being polite and well-liked has made it much easier for me to get my job done around the theater. Also, if you’re backstage, the actors will try to rope you into their personal issues because there’s personal issues backstage at every production – don’t take the bait. And try to make cast parties and outings if you can – I’m a total introvert, but I’m always so glad when I go to those things. Also, pick your battles with the director. Speak up when it’s important, but if it’s something mildly annoying, let it go if you can.

Also, if you weren’t superstitious before – congrats! You are now! (It’s part of the job. Take no chances.)

I will never not love Ramin Karimloo.

And allow me to tell you why. I’m a new fan and due to sheer accessibility and popularity, the 2004 movie was the first adaption of The Phantom of the Opera that I was ever exposed to. Having nothing to compare it to, I was absolutely star-struck and entranced. I wanted more. Lo and behold, the 25th Anniversary RAH version was also rather easy to come across and so that was the very next adaption that I viewed. Let me just say, the contrast between Gerard Butler’s Phantom and Ramin Karimloo’s Phantom was so utterly startling that I was very nearly uncomfortable. I didn’t know what I was expecting but it wasn’t what I received. Watching that version was a huge eye-opener for me because that, sadly, was the very first musical production I have ever seen. Ever. I’m ashamed to admit I’d never quite given musical theatre a chance nor ever truly cared to. The 25th Anniversary PotO changed my distorted opinions on matters of which I was completely ignorant. Ramin’s Phantom brought harsh light to the flaws of the 2004 adaption’s Phantom..the same goes to say with Sierra Boggess’ Christine versus Emmy Rossum’s Christine. Such a ginormous difference. Anyways, the point I am trying to make is that no matter how undermined Ramin becomes due to his popularity, he will never not hold a special place in my heart. Because he showed me how lovely musical theatre could be. He made me love The Phantom of the Opera so much more than I did at that point; his Phantom inspired me to read the novel and consume so much more PotO content. I realize that Ramin and Sierra were not perfect, I realize that they, like all preformers, have flaws. I know there are many just as good as them and I think everyone should broaden their variety of actors and actresses that they view. That being said, I believe Ramin Karimloo has done a momentous good in bringing and attracting new people to the Phandom because he is so talented and leaves people feeling things they didn’t expect to feel after watching him preform. So yes. I love Ramin Karimloo. That is all.

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Kate does her Sessions impression and describes one of her failed SNL characters who Seth suggests for a future Second Chance Theatre sketch!

if you think that off-book dates don’t apply to you you’re a piece of shit

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First look at Suzie Mathers as Glinda and Rachel Tucker as Elphaba for Wicked’s 10th Anniversary on West End.

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Late Night with Seth Meyers: Second Chance Theatre: Wanna Come With?

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2014 LNSM Highlight: Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis introduce us to the beautiful Jennjamin Franklin