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October 12th, 2007

08:39 am - Announcing "splattworks"
 I've just launched splattworks, a blog dedicated to theatre, arts, writing, culture, politics, and snark from a practicing playwright and recovering journalist.



Steve Patterson

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July 13th, 2006

03:30 am
Greetings, fellow thepians!!  I was wondering if I could get some advice.

Our fall musical is "The Secret Garden" and I am in the process of preparing for the auditions.  I would love to be Martha, but I'm preparing for all of the female roles.  (Her accent is really challenging, but a lot of fun.)  Martha is a very optimistic, perky maid (late teens - early twenties) who befriends the spoiled Mary.

For the musical portion of our audition, we are asked to prepare 16 bars of a song (not from the show) that we can act.  I'd like to choose a Broadway standard (but not a signature piece), since that is what the musical director prefers for auditions.  While I am a pretty defined alto, I can sing in a mezzo soprano range, like Martha.  Her songs in the show go to a high D, which is right about where I am comfortable.  (Thankfully, her songs also have a lot of lower alto notes, which I much more comfortable with.  Most of our theatre females are sopranos.)

So, I'm looking for suggestions for songs that I could sing.  Again, I'm hoping for a Broadway standard (but not a signature piece) that is in the range of an alto or a low mezzo soprano.  Ideally, something that could possibly relate to Martha's characteristics.

Does anyone have any suggestions?  Thanks a lot!!

~ Nikki

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January 16th, 2006

04:15 pm
this community needs some sparking up. it seems so dead..

what's been going on in the theatre world for everyone? THe stage is so beautiful.

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June 29th, 2005

09:00 am - "The world's a stage and life is a musical...

...so get out there and sing and dance!" That quote is from my good friend Rachel and I have to agree.

My name is Nikki (pen name of T.M. Blanche), a college Education major and Theatre Arts minor, and I am so happy to be a member of this community.

I love the stage so much. There is a special feeling and thrill that I get from performing that I can't get anywhere else and that I can't even put into words. It's something that has to be experienced. I've been acting since I was 6 and I'm still doing it almost 14 years later. I have nearly 20 shows to my credit, playing everything from "Girl #1" in "Jack and the Beanstalk" to the understudy for Meg in "Brigadoon." All of my shows have been through my schools, but I'm dying to do some community work when time permits. Most recently, I'm preparing for my college's fall production of "The Threepenny Opera." Auditions are at the end of August...wish me luck!

Aside from performance, I also love to watch theatre.  I go to my cousins' shows and to other shows around my area.  Recently, my mom and I went to go see Disney's "On the Record," featuring 64 Disney songs.  It was fantastic.  We're trying to get tickets to the upcoming Broadway series at our city's nationally recognized theatre, which includes "Little Shop of Horrors," "Little Women," and "Wicked."

For those of you who'd like to see a listing of my theatre credits, click here.  (I'm trying to fix the background.)

Well, that's all for now.  Again, so glad to be a part of the community.

Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: "I Still Believe" -- Miss Saigon

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June 28th, 2005

10:04 am - The Herbal Bed
Hey folks!
King Lear officially ended on the eleventh and after a single week of pure relaxation and vacation we've jumped straight into The Herbal Bed. It's a really interesting piece about Shakespeare's daughter Susannah,
and the events surrounding the accusations of her affair with a local habberdasher. I highly reccomend at very least reading the script if you can't find a performance to attend... hint hint, nudge nudge for those whoe are anywhere near the Boise area. any way, peace, rock on and all those fun little things!
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Evanscence

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June 27th, 2005

01:23 am
Oh goodness!! I just returned home from Chicago...I went and saw Wicked It completely blew me away!! It was so amazing!!!

If you have not heard of it, it's the prequel/continuation of The Wizard of Oz. Costumes were amazing. The singing was beautiful and powerful. The sets were stunning. I laughed. I cried. I bought the t-shirt. I recommend that everyone see this play as soon as possible!!

also, Ana Gasteyer (former member of SNL) plays Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West)...that was cool. You only get a taste of her vocal abilities on SNL, but in this play she got to show off her range. She is truly amazing. The woman who played Galinda was an amazing singer and was so funny!! oh man...this show became my favourite play as soon as it first started.

I want to go see it again...like right now

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May 31st, 2005

10:58 am - hello..and umm *warning!
hiya all, just wanted to drop a quick line and say hello, and fair warning- i am here. yes i am the noob, you may commence with the beatings... actually this will be th only post for the next couple of weeks as i'll be entirely wrapped up in king lear(we open tomorrow)any way, yea, holla! check out my lj that sort of funs stuff. peace!

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May 29th, 2005

09:45 pm - Stage anyone?
please tell what stage related things you are up too

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09:22 pm
hey guys! i was browsing the communities and found this one, and i have agreed with everyone of the posts that i have read. i am a theater guy, and have been my entire life. i love the fact that so many people look past the fact that acting is frickin' awesome, and judge it as a "gay waste of time." people are so ignorant. but yeah, i love being in the lime light!
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic

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April 26th, 2005

06:09 pm - New Community!!
Hey fellow theater people!

I started a new role playing community centered around performing arts. I know what you're all probably thinking. Ew. RPGs. But it's seriously fun. I sweeeeear. If you love writing and you love performing this is the community for you.

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