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Extras for Aida [21 Jun 2007|08:55pm]

The Lyric Opera is doing Aida! There are lots of non-singing roles for men.

Do you see yourself in this list?

Tea Bearers (2)
12-14 years old. African-American. Done after Intermission.
Body Guards (4) – Ethnic appearance- Hispanic / Indian / African American. In the 5’9” to 6’1” range. Used the entire show and will have the most rehearsal time.
Eunuchs (2)
– Large men, but comfortable in a loin cloth or limited clothing
POW’s /Slaves (8)Good-looking men
Canopy Holders (4)Men, stage experience preferred, will be doing a lot of staging directly with the leads
Amneris lovers (2)The really, really, ridiculously good-looking men

Email me for more information lyricoperasupers@gmail.com, or reply to this post.
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Shameless self-promotion [20 Mar 2006|09:41am]


CinnamonEye presents

WAITING FOR GODOT by Samuel Beckett

Westport Coffee House
4010 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO

phone: (816)-454-4566

March 23 & 24 @ 8 pm
March 25 @ 3 & 8 pm

Tickets: $10

Hope to see you all there. 'Cause like, I'm in it. Come expose yourself to one of the greatest works of absurdist theatre ever written.
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In Death Auditions [15 Feb 2005|02:47pm]

Hey guys,

I'm Bobby Hoops, a 22 year old English and Theatre major at Park University. Next week, I will be holding open auditions for a play I've written and will be directing titled "In Death." It's a really intense play about a boy who commits suicide and wakes up at his funeral three days later as a ghost. He learns that we don't decide when we're done with life, that free will and destiny are delicately balanced, and that he must set things right with his loved ones before he can rest in peace (think Donnie Darko meets Alice Sebold's "The Lovely Bones"). It's going to be really artsy and visually unique.

Our numbers are a little short this year, so I really hope to get some people to audition by posting this here. I need a lot of guys and I REALLY need an adult man and woman (age 30 or older). I need girls too but I'm not as worried as getting the amount that I need. Auditions are February 22nd, 6:30 p.m. in the David Theater of Alumni Hall at Park University. The show will run April 14, 15, and 16th.

You can post a question on this message or visit the link below for more information: http://captain.park.edu/theatre/shows/in_death.htm

cross-posted in kansascitymusic and kansascity. sorry if i'm taking up your friends page.
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this Saturday: Moliere's VOODOO BLACK EXORCIST! [13 Dec 2004|06:55pm]

The Chucky Lou AV Club presents its

Saturday December 18, 11PM
Screenland, 1656 Washington, Kansas City MO

A visit from Santa! Presents for everyone! And the Kansas City premiere of

(1973 d. Manuel Cano, 88 min, R - 35mm)

"From a faraway planet called 1973 comes this psychedelic voodoo horror movie. Don't expect competence of any kind from the makers of this film - just sit back and enjoy the ride. Most of the action takes place on a Caribbean cruise-liner as a mummified voodoo priest goes on a killing rampage, complete with gory decapitations. Of course he also finds time for a little shipboard romance with his sexy reincarnated true love. This thing is weird in the extreme, with hilarious dubbing, wild makeup and costumes, incongruous stock footage and a completely arbitrary sense of continuity. There's absolutely no excuse for missing this one. Not even death." - Lars Nilsson, Alamo Drafthouse

Preceded by diabolically deranged clips from SEYTAN, a shameless Exorcist rip-off from Turkey. Plus: Anton LaVey sings! And, of course, the inevitable trailer for SANTA AND THE ICE CREAM BUNNY.

Admission $6.50. For more information call (913)522-8870.

The Chucky Lou AV Club meets the first Saturday of every month. Attendance is mandatory.
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Questions. [08 Dec 2004|10:33am]

I'm in an improvisational comedy troupe, and the last two times we've held auditions we've had a really lousy turnout (sadly). A lot of people who have said they think it would be fun to do are intimidated by the idea of improv comedy, so we are creating some workshops for people to come and learn and hopefully be inspired to try out eventually. However, I want to make sure that all our prep work on the workshops doesn't go to waste, so doing publicizing for these is going to be top priority. We have to get the word out.

This is where the questions come in: How does one best spread the word about something like this? What information should be included on flyers? Where are the best places to advertise this sort of thing? Should we advertise in newspapers? Which ones? Any other advice?

We have a great group of four folks currently in the troupe, and we're looking to build our group up to 10-12 people. Our shows routinely draw a good crowd of 60+ people. The time committment usually is only one workshop a week, sometimes two the week before shows. We're trying to get involved in a few improv conferences in the midwest. It's a paying gig.

Any help here would be totally appreciated. Thanks!
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New [30 Nov 2004|01:10am]

Hey everyone! I'm new here and just wanted to introduce myself. I have always loved the theatre, especially musical theatre. But I haven't auditioned in years. Life tends to get in the way.

I was thinking about trying to get over my newly found stage fright and audition for The Women put on by The Barnyard Players. Has anyone auditioned for them before? Do there tend to be alot of others auditioning? Do they tend to cast older people? I've auditioned for shows before that seem to lean towards casting more 30+ people and leaving the poor 23 year olds out in the cold. Any help you could give would be appreciated. Thanks everyone!
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this Saturday: William Inge's THE MAD FOXES! [29 Nov 2004|06:37pm]

The Chucky Lou AV Club presents

(1981, Paul Grau. 77m)

11PM Saturday, December 4
Screenland, 1656 Washington, Kansas City MO

What if the Germans had won World War II?

"Alternate history" buffs conjure up many a nightmare vision - mandatory socks with sandals, velvet disco romance, brown water baths, moms who reek of sausage sweat, Krokus soundtracks, way too much male frontal, hand grenades in the bathroom, poor karate, worse dubbing, a savage penis chopping - but truly the most terrifying is this: more movies like THE MAD FOXES (which features all the above).

"Bullet-paced and completely indefensible, Mad Foxes is truly one of the most absurd trash-epics ever made - an absolutely unabashed mixture of sex, violence and naked kickboxing men." - Mondo-Digital

"Wunderbar! 77 minutes of dirty Germans chasing each other around with their dicks hanging out... Wo sind die Toiletten?" - Rex Reed, N.Y. Post

THE MAD FOXES are a boozy band of neo-Nazi bikers who delight in tormenting Teutonic playboy Hal Martin. Whether it's violating his jailbait date, shotgunning his parents or just staggering around bloated and pantsless and pissed, these animals will stop at nothing to drive you into the lobby to buy a Boulevard beer. That's right, Screenland now offers ice-cold BOULEVARD BEER at its refreshment stand! And now Hal Martin is fighting back the only way he knows how: with a hot Corvette, a gaggle of ill-trained karate buddies who practice radical circumcision, and the hard-rocking sounds of KROKUS!

Outfoxing Fassbinder's FOX AND HIS FRIENDS as the grubbiest, grodiest, most pockmarked German film ever, THE MAD FOXES is a testament to a people - and a nation.

Preceded at 10:40PM by leather pants and sauerkraut seasoned with schnapps: the extremely contrived 16mm travelogue GERMANY.

Admission $6.50. For more information call (816)471-1190.

The Chucky Lou AV Club meets the first Saturday of every month. Attendance is mandatory.
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[16 Nov 2004|10:29pm]

Park University is putting on a collection of One Act plays this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The show starts at 8 p.m. and admission is five dollars. I'm in it so all of you potential stalkers out there can come see what I look like. Right on.
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Picasso at the Lapin Agile [11 Nov 2004|11:52am]

Last night, seattle_liz and I went to see Picasso at the Lapin Agile at the Missouri Repertory Theatre. I found out later, that it was written by Steve Martin. Yeah, that Steve Martin.

I hadn't looked anything up on this play going into the theatre. So I was pretty much expecting something kinda stuffy, arty and boring. This isn't exactly as bad as it sounds, since (I've said this many times) Live theatre is like sex. If it's good, it's very good! If it's bad, it's still pretty good. The first thing that struck me was the set. The set to this play was pretty freakin amazing. There was a well stocked bar center stage. A door on both stage left, and stage right. Both framed in picture frames. (Like a painting would be framed) The interesting thing was that all the opening's where framed. Picture frames where subtly dominant. You don't really notice it at first, then it jumps out at you. If you remember those drawings where you had to find items that where hidden in the drawing itself, it was something like that. You look at the set, then realize everything is framed. Even the stage itself was framed. This set hit me so profoundly that I had to take a picture. I can't post it right now, but I will comment with it when I get the chance. It made me long for a large loft, so that I could do this theme in there. The idea of frames is significant to the paly, so I won't get into it much there, but I think I've found how I will decorate the theatre downstairs.

seattle_liz and I have been going to plays together for a relativly long time. Sometimes I like them, sometimes I don't. Sometimes she drags me to them, despite me not really feeling the desire to be out amungst the great unwashed. Last night was one of those nights. I have to admit, she was right. It was worth it. The play was about 1h40m long. I didn't look at my watch once, the plot moved quickly, and the laughter rarely stops.

We saw many of our favourite actors/actresses, in the audience. That is one of the things I love about seeing college theatre. I can see a woman up on stage, do an amazing job as a paranoid woman, staring at dimming gaslights. I can then turn around, and see her giggling and bouncing like a college girl in the audience of another play. It really makes the people seem more approachable, more real. It's odd, I notice them at work as well. The first play seattle_liz and I saw together was Trust (coincidently my first journal entry as well.) I have seen two of the cast members at thier real life jobs.. (Becca and Gretchen where the two I've seen...)

So, the audience was fun, the set was amazing. I was getting more excited at this point. Then the play started. I have to tell you, the dialogue in this play was outstanding. The banter between the characters seemed almost improvisational. The timing was perfect, the expressions amazing. One liners, playful attacks, and serious discussions where all done so that you sat wondering if that was scripted, or if they where just playing on thier own. Where some plays feel like it's scripted with an occasional improv. This one felt like improv, with the occasional script read. All of this was hilarious. I laughed more at this play that I have an any movie I can remember. I haven't had laughter torn from me like this in over a decade. I said it that way because that's what this was. I couldn't help but laugh. I couldn't help but smile. Some of the jokes where childish and lame... others a bit cerebreal. All of which where woven together to from this magic thing that could make me laugh, seemingly on cue. I've been to very few plays where I missed a line because of the audience's laughter. This was one. To sum it up, this is what Comedic Theatre should be like. I would say on average, I laughed at least 3-4 times a minute.

But... (There is always at least one right?) This play did more than that. It made me think. It compares the art of science, and the science of art. It made me think about myself, and other people. The characters spanned the personality spectrum. The two main characters where on eather side of the spectrum, both exaggerated a lot. The supporting actors where more mellow, and middle of the road. I didn't realize it at the time, however one actress, (crap I dont' have the playbill so I can't tell you her name.. but I will) did an amzing job, she had 3 supporting parts, and complex costume changes. She pulled it off so well, I didn't realize it was the same girl, until i was home, and reading the playbill more closely.

Here's my opinion on the thing; If you like live theatre go. The acting, the set, the script all wonderful! Complexities are very subtle, but there. If you don't like live theatre... Go! It is a hilarious script, perfectly done. You will laugh constantly, I promise.

crossposted to pyrrhus
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[28 Oct 2004|09:58pm]

Just a reminder that the Park University Theatre Department is having a Haunted House in Alumni Hall on Park's campus from 9 pm to 1 am tomorrow night, Oct. 29th. It's free, and it's scary (I designed it). SO bring some people, get scared, have a quick thrill for free, then go party because it's Halloween weekend and that rules. What else do you have to do, watch reality TV?
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Park University Haunted House [25 Oct 2004|11:50pm]

Park University is having a Fright Night on campus this Friday, October 29, starting around 7 pm. There will be a carnival, trick or treating, a Dias de los Muertos exhibit, and scary stories. If you're looking for something free and entertaining for your kids, it's perfect. Also, we will be having a haunted house (in the Jenkin David Theater, which is supposedly haunted) starting at 9pm and lasting until 1 am. This is for high school students and adults, definitely not for kids. I'm in charge of the haunted house, so I can garuntee you three things: 1: it's not for young children, 2: it's not lame because I wouldn't make a lame haunted house, and 3: it's free too. So come. Later.

x-posted in kansascity.
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[21 Oct 2004|07:52am]


GOOD by C.P.Taylor
Directed by Barry Kyle
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Performing Arts Center, Studio 116
Oct. 8 through Oct. 24, 2004

UMKC Central Ticket Office 816-235-6222

How should good people live their lives during times of serious political crisis? When political movements arise which fundamentally threaten to change your country how should you react? Is it enough, when people who live passively through growing evils, explain themselves by saying they are not 'political' people? Is it enough to be nice? Is it enough to be Good? C.P. Taylor's play with songs tells the story of the rise of the Third Reich and the nice, ordinary people who made it possible. It was staged with great acclaim by the Royal Shakespeare Company in London and on Broadway.

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004 - 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 22, 2004 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004 - 8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004 - 2 p.m.
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