Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Go support my friends Matt Lenz and Susan Mosher:
George St. Playhouse presents
[title of show]
November 16 - December 12, 2010
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Bowen
Book by Hunter Bell
Directed by Matt Lenz
Music Directed by Jesse Vargas
with Lauren Kennedy, Tyler Maynard, Susan Mosher and Seth Rudetsky
A musical comedy for anyone who has followed a dream. When two struggling writers make a commitment to write something new in three weeks, they quickly find that writing a comedy about the process of writing was more interesting than anything else they could write! A show about four friends taking risks, creating art, killing Vampires (the dream-destroying kind, not the Dracula kind) — and how relationships change when life happens.
The Chatham Community Players will hold open auditions for GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS by David Mamet. The production runs March 4 – 19, 2011 at the Chatham Playhouse. Chase Newhart directs.
Auditions will be held on Sunday, December 5 at 6:30pm and Monday, December 6 at 7pm. Both auditions will be held at The Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Ave., Chatham. Director Chase Newhart asks that actors be familiar with the script. Sides will be provided at the audition.
The Chatham Players have an open call casting policy. ALL roles are open, none are precast, and everyone is encouraged to audition. Any questions please call Kristin Furlong at (732) 208-4184 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. For directions or additional information, please visit www.chathamplayers.org.
David Mamet's 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Glengarry Glen Ross, follows the lives of four unethical Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to go to any lengths (legal or illegal) to unload undesirable real estate on unwilling prospective buyers.
Ricky Roma (Salesman, 40s) Suave, successful, devious and out for himself.
Shelly Levine (Salesman, 50s/60s) Sinking desperately in tragic quicksand, his boastfulness will lead to humiliation.
John Williamson (Manager, 30s/40s) Without real sales experience, apparently a company man – but nevertheless willing to scam in his own interest.
Dave Moss (Salesman, 50s) Tough, crude, and too bitter to play well the hand he’s been dealt.
George Aronow (Salesman, 50s) Frustrated and meek, depressed but accepting, he is needy – but still has common sense.
James Lingk (married, 30s/40s) We meet him drinking alone. Sensitive, malleable to others and deeply flawed.
Detective Baylen (Police Officer, 40s) Experienced, no-nonsense cop. Strong – will use force when needed.
* No MSG was used in the preparation of this audition notice.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
“I understand he has the bully pulpit. I want more bully and less pulpit.” - Robert B. Morrison on the Obama administration's policy on arts education. We also touch on the history of VH1's Save the Music, and much more...
On November 1st, Joe had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Morrison. Part 3 of 4 is the next installment in our regular column, "Elefante on Entertainment.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
"Are you okay with the fact that half your children don’t have access to programs?" - Robert B. Morrison on the mission of Quadrant Arts, the company he founded for the purpose of assessing arts education programs throughout the country.
On November 1st, Joe had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Morrison. Part 2 of 4 is the next installment in our regular column, "Elefante on Entertainment.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
In our most recent "Elefante on Entertainment" column, arts education advocate Robert B. Morrison mentions the recent death of his mentor, Karl Bruhn. We've taken the liberty of linking to the thoughtful tribute in Music Inc Magazine here: