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Archive for December, 2008

Review Schedule: January 3

By • Dec 29th, 2008 • Category: ShowBizRadio

ShowBizRadio is planning to begin 2009 by reviewing the following show this weekend: Two Rooms, Colonial Players, Annapolis, Maryland If you’re interested in writing for ShowBizRadio, please contact us. There are many local productions that won’t be reviewed here simply because we can’t be everywhere.

Help Improve ShowBizRadio: Take Our Survey!

By • Dec 23rd, 2008 • Category: ShowBizRadio

ShowBizRadio is wrapping up nearly three and a half years of covering community theater in the DC area. While we always accept feedback on specific articles published on the site, we’ve put together a brief survey about the complete web site. It shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to fill out the survey. This will help us decide how we will expand the site in 2009. ‘Help Improve ShowBizRadio – take the survey now.’

Update: (12/30/2008 12:35am) We’ve received a fair number of useful and interesting responses so far. Responses like “you suck” are not useful or constructive criticism. We’ll be closing the survey down later this week, so please respond if you haven’t yet. Thanks. We’re planning on posting an analysis of the responses starting on January 5th.

Stage Manager is Coming Backstage

By • Dec 18th, 2008 • Category: Pippin, ShowBizRadio

Mike is stage managing Prince William Little Theatre‘s production of Pippin. In honor of that, here is his song “Stage Manager is Coming Backstage,” sung to the tune of Santa Claus is Coming To Town. You better learn your lines, And all of your cues, He’s in charge of fines, And collecting your dues: Stage […]

Learning From Failures On Stage

By • Dec 17th, 2008 • Category: An Actor's Advice

When things are going poorly, or worse, in a show, there is a very powerful temptation to go numb, and shut out everything except your own responsibilities. This is natural. You are with a cast who mostly does not care, the technical aspects have not gone the same way two nights in a row. Somebody […]

Review Schedule December 12-14

By • Dec 11th, 2008 • Category: ShowBizRadio

ShowBizRadio is planning to cover the following shows this weekend: Rozencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, Fairfax High School, Fairfax, Virginia An American Century Christmas,

Review Schedule December 4-7

By • Dec 5th, 2008 • Category: ShowBizRadio

ShowBizRadio is planning to cover the following shows this weekend: A Christmas Carol, Vpstart Crow, Manassas, Virginia Scrooge, The Musical, Potomac Theatre Company, Potomac, Maryland The Littlest Angel and Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol,

Would Dionysus Approve?

By • Dec 3rd, 2008 • Category: An Actor's Advice

On my wall is a framed print of the theatre of Dionysus in Ancient Athens. Little is known about its exact dimensions and appearances so the depiction is educated speculation. One thing that is known about it, and about ancient Greek drama in general, is that sets, scenery, props, and of course electricity, were not […]