union theater

  • LD: This guy in the white shirt is killing me. You know, we need to hire only good looking musicians.
  • LBD: Yea man, we need those movie quality musicians, who are well dressed in sequins and what not. This is being filmed.
  • LD: Yea, this should be audio only which would really help with my lighting cues.
  • Student shadow: Man you guys are worse than some of us high schoolers.
  • LBO: Thank goodness it's like we never have to grow up in this business.
  • LD: It's like my union card is also my card to remain an adolescent.
  • Crisp fall days are w wonderful time to walk around and look at the leaves changing color, but sometimes the wind makes it a bit too chilly and you want to pop inside for a bit. How about a movie? Welcome to the Crystal Hall. This proto-movie theater entertained Union Square at the turn of the century. Each tiny machine pictured here provided you with a peek at a short film for the cost of a penny. This hall of amusements also featured other coin operated arcade games such as punching bags, a shooting gallery, and stationary bikes. Eventually a movie theater was installed in the building and for 5 cents you could see two reel “flickers”. Places like these were eventually pushed out of business by the advent of nickelodeons and movie theaters showing feature films. But, the Crystal Hall was gutted by a fire before being demolished and replaced by retail.
    Byron Company (New York, N.Y.)
    Building, Automatic Vaudeville & interiors (48 East 14th Street).
    DATE: ca. 1904
    Interior of the Automatic Vaudeville theatre, 48 East 14th Street, N.Y.C.

“Plenty of Fighting Today”: The 9th Illinois at Shiloh by Keith Rocco

“Sent to reinforce the Union left, the 9th was told “There is going to be plenty of fighting today; there must be no cowards.” South of the Peach Orchard, the regiment was ordered to a tree-choked ravine, and found themselves in a race with Confederates for the same natural barrier. The 9th got there first… Confederate commander Albert Sidney Johnston remarked on the Illinois regiment’s stubborn stand as the Arkansas and 29th Tennessee joined the fight. Finally, renewed attacks collapsed the 12th and 15th Illinois on the 9th’s flanks, and with their dead and wounded thick on the ground, the regiment had to withdraw. The 9th suffered 103 killed and 258 wounded on Shiloh’s first day, one of the highest totals of the entire Civil War. Their 90-minute stand helped save Grant’s left, and prepared the way for the great Union counterattack the next day.”

(National Guard)

2. WW., eastern front, Soviet union , Theater of war - Army group center: Battle of Moscow Oct.41-Jan.42: German tanks and infantry advancing in the district of Wolokolamsk / Klin. December 1941

The hit musical “Hamilton” has drawn widespread praise for its use of a diverse cast to explore American history. But a casting call seeking “nonwhite men and women” to audition for the show drew criticism from the union representing theater actors, prompting “Hamilton” to say Wednesday that it will amend its language to make clear that anyone is welcome to try out for the show. The dispute is in some ways semantic — audition descriptions of many of the characters in “Hamilton,” as for other Broadway shows, often specify the race, gender and age range of the characters, and that is standard practice in the theater industry. But Actors’ Equity said that auditions should be open to anyone. At the end of the day, the producers of “Hamilton” said that they would change the posting that had drawn criticism, to make it clear that people of all ethnicities are welcome to audition, but would not back away from the show’s commitment to hire a diverse cast. In a written statement, the producers said that they “regret the confusion that’s arisen from the recent posting of an open call casting notice for the show” but also that “it is essential to the storytelling of ‘Hamilton’ that the principal roles, which were written for nonwhite characters (excepting King George), be performed by nonwhite actors.”

Originally posted by baetrice-duke

At least 1.2 million people have died fighting for America during its wars dating back 241 years, according to Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs data.

Most died in battle, while many others never landed abroad but are no less honored on this Memorial Day.

Here’s a by-the-numbers breakdown of when and where they died, as of May 27, starting with the American Revolution:

American Revolution (1775-1783) Battle Deaths: 4,435

War of 1812 (1812-1815)Battle Deaths: 2,260

Indian Wars (approx. 1817-1898) Battle Deaths (VA estimate): 1,000

Mexican War (1846-1848) Battle Deaths: 1,733

Other Deaths (In Theater): 11,550

Civil War (1861-1865) Battle Deaths (Union): 140,414

Other Deaths (In Theater)(Union): 224,097 Battle Deaths (Confederate): 74,524 Other Deaths (In Theater)(Confederate): 59,297

Spanish-American War (1898-1902) Battle Deaths: 385

Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater): 2,061

World War I (1917-1918) Battle Deaths: 53,402

Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater): 63,114

World War II (1941 –1945) Battle Deaths: 291,557

Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater): 113,842

Korean War (1950-1953)Battle Deaths: 33,739 Other Deaths (In Theater): 2,835

Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater): 17,672

Vietnam War (1964-1975) Battle Deaths: 47,434 Other Deaths (In Theater): 10,786

Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater): 32,000

(These cover period 11/1/55 to 5/15/75)

Desert Shield/Desert Storm (1990-1991) Battle Deaths: 148 Other Deaths (In Theater): 235 Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater): 1,565

Global War on Terror, including Iraq and Afghanistan (Oct 2001 - present) Total Deaths: 6,888.

In addition to those, the State Department Office of the Historian lists the Philippine-American War, 1899 to 1902, citing the deaths of more than 4,200 U.S. combatants.

2.WW, campaign against soviet union /eastern front, war theater, Waffen-SS: Grenadiers taking cover from enemy artillery shelling behind a wrecked soviet T-34 - 85

Campaign against soviet union /eastern front, theater of war : Battle of Kiew(encirclement battle) : Advancing infantry and assault gun passing through a village. September 1941


I know I wasn’t in this, but I feel just so incredibly lucky that this is my school<333