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THE GREENROOM DISCUSSIONS September, 1996

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Date: Sat, 27 Sep 1980 11:22:15 -0400 To: nancy curran willis From: The Theater Mirror
Subject: Re: Why do I like theater?

Internet problems:
At 12:12 PM 9/27/96 -0700, you wrote:
>>nancy willis wrote:
>>> nancy willis wrote {as an addition to her message}:
>>> P.S. I'm resending my note with what I hope is the correct address this time. I think I liked my cave - at least I knew the address!
>>
>>P. S. S. They say the third time's a charm! If the address doesn't work this time I am crawling back into my cave and carving my message on the wall so some nerdy computer geek can find it.


LARRY STARK REPLIES:

I've found that sacrifice of a live chicken the Ides of every month at the shrine of BhilGates-The-Benevolent does wonders in preventing "Glitch"!
I don't know how many failed, or why, but I had a copy before this one arrived --- and I'm impressed and grateful for your interest and persevereance!
Love,
===Anon.

ADDED NOTE:

Apparently, the warranty on the chicken ran out; I tried sending this to Nancy three different ways, and this is the only way she'll ever read it!


THIS IMPORTANT LETTER JUST ARRIVED:

Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 14:49:23 EST5EDT4,M4.1.0,M10.5.0
Reply-To: jmcgonnigal@bridgew.edu

Hello Larry,

It was nice to finally meet you in person the other night. I'm sorry I didn't get to speak to you more.
I hope you enjoyed the show. It wasn't half as bad as I expected it to be. That whole nervousness thing was not just a part of the act. It's so different doing a show like that. It's almost like stand up comedy, but with music.

So...I am no longer the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the school paper. The EIC decided that since it is not a professional paper, I shouldn't put reviews in. Not to mention, she no longer wanted any information about anything that happens off-campus.

Larry --- nothing happens on this campus. So...She wouldn't bend, so I quit.
Which gives me more time to write things for YOU! If you want me to. Do you have a fax#? I find it easier to do that than to type reviews out several times. If not, that's okay. I will hopefully be sending you a DEFINITELY DORIS review soon.
Oh well, I guess that's all for now. Bye. Love, Jamie


LARRY STARK REPLIES:
Bridgewater's loss is definitely our gain!
The more reviews and the more differing viewpoints, the better The Theater Mirror will reflect what's going on. We'll print reviews from Jamie McGonnigal --- or from YOU! --- as often as you send them.
And, my own review of Jamie's appearance at the InStages Cabaret should be around here somewhere.
Love,
===Anon.


Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 16:51:15 -0400
From: Ben Bensen
Subject: A production of interest

My name is Ben Bensen, I sent you information earlier this year on two on-campus productions by the Gordon College Department of Theatre. I appreciate that you posted those. Here is information on another production from the Gordon College Department of Theatre preformed by History Alive! the professional acting troupe of the department.

History Alive!
"Cry Innocent: The People vs. Bridget Bishop"
On the Salem Common
Oct. 11 - 31 and special performaces
11:30, 1:30, 3:00 weekdays
On the hour 11 - 8 weekends (excluding 12 and 5)
$5 admission
run time is 55 minutes
508-927-2300 ext. 4747
http://www.gordonc.edu:80/public/theatre/historyalive.html

Please post as much of this as possible and note that the times give at the web site are for the summer run which is finished. I will send you info on our next production as soon as I know. Thank you once again. Ben


Subject: Email change of address
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 96 12:28:49 -0000
From: Ty Morton

As of Friday, September 20, 1996, I will no longer be receiving mail at torchlight@torchlight.com or at torchlight@iquest.net.

Likewise, the domain name torchlight.com has been deleted, so any other addresses/URL's with that extension are no longer valid. (Most, however, can be exchanged with iquest.net and still function properly)

My new email address is reveler@twopenny.com

It's been a good time.

Farewell.
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Ty Morton
Proprietor
MuncieOnline
http://www.muncieonline.com
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Sender: jmcgonnigal@bridgew.edu
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 1996 18:29:53 EST5EDT4,M4.1.0,M10.5.0
Subject: Calendar Listing

Hi Larry,

How are you doing? We haven't spoken in quite some time. How is the internet reviewer's life?
I've been very busy here at school, it being my last year and all; I've been trying to make some plans for myself for when I have to enter the (gulp!) real world.

But, currently I'm doing two shows here at school. The first is GODSPELL, in which I am playing Jesus, and the second is Tom Stoppard's DOGG'S HAMLET, CAHOOT'S MACBETH, in which I'm playing Ghost/ Inspector.
Both shows are shaping up to be really great. I'm very excited. We're doing some new and interesting things with GODSPELL --- Seeing as any more traditional productions of it should be condemned.
I'm sorry, I'm just very sick of High School productions of it.

I had a fantastic summer in Vermont, doing stock with the Saxtons River Playhouse. It was my second summer there, so I knew what I was getting into before I went.

I'm performing this Wednesday at the Instages Cabaret (where Curley is currently playing) Maybe you could make it out there. It would be great to actually meet you in person (when we actually know who one another are).

And I'm auditioning for RENT that day (well, I'm standing in a long line and praying for the chance to be seen at the RENT audition on Wednesday).

Well, I have a rehearsal to go to, but just one more thing:
could you include the following in the calendar listing:

GODSPELL at Bridgewater State College.
October 25, 26, 31 November 1 & 2.
All performances at 8:00 PM
at the Rondileau Campus Center Auditorium.
Call (508) 697-1321 for reservations or more information.

Thanks, Jamie McGonnigal


LARRY STARK REPLIES:

Well of course, I know what YOU look like, Jamie --- like a taller, thinner, much younger FDR! But I'll be there if I can. The InStages cabaret crept up on me totally unawares, unfortunately, and I'd be eager to see what's going on.

Break a leg on RENT!
And if you happen to get call-backs, I'll expect a Diary for the edification of The Mirror. Hell, I'd like one even if you DON'T get cast! Think of it, anyway. (Maybe I'll interview you after the show Wednesday!)
Love,
===Anon.



Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 11:56:24 +0000
From: crsaze@diamond.jcn1.com (Chris Hayes)
Subject: Re: Audition info sources...

critick@genie.com wrote:
>
> Chris...
> Sorry to be so lax and so late.
Our "actEr in residence" E Grace Noonan gave us a little more information about where to find out about auditions locally. There ARE audition-notices in the Boston GLOBE's Thursday CALENDAR that comes with every copy of the paper; they are the last listings under THEATER there.
> And there is NEW ENGLAND ENTERTAINMENT DIGEST, but it's a monthly and decays in topicality, obviously, as the month progresses.
> But here's E Grace's poop:
>
>> Hi.
>> >> The Boston Phoenix probably has the largest list of auditions. I generally call the StageSource hotline. You have to be a member to get the phone number though. It is a really good organization to join; have you heard of it?
>>
>> There is also a newsletter called PLACES. I'm not sure if it is still published or not. It served central Massachusetts.
>>
>> E
>>
> Break a leg...
> Love,
> ===Anon.

I'm not exactly sure who to thank, but thanks none the less. The information you provided will definitely help. I plan to move to the Boston area by the first week of November, so the more information I get, the better.

I hope to be working (performing) in Boston soon!

Thanks again,
Chris Hayes
crsaze@diamond.jcn1.com


Date: Wed, 18 Sep 1996 11:54:13 GMT
Subject: Larry Stark's THEATER MIRROR
From: psohn@usa.pipeline.com (Peter Sohn)

It's a long shot, but do you know how, if possible, I could find any reviews that appeared on-line - maybe, in/on your site, although there doesn't seem to be any search tool - of a recently concluded production in Foxboro of "Room Service?"

LARRY STARK REPLIES:

The only on-line reviews I know of are G.L.Horton's reviews of Boston-based theater on AISLE-SAY, which is in our list of Theater Web-Sites, and those on the BOSTON PHOENIX site.
The reviews here in THE THEATER MIRROR are all archived under "reviews" and if you click on that word at the top of the front- end, you'll get a list of all of them. "Room Service" though is not among them. But good hunting...
Love,
===Anon.


From: Elitinay@aol.com
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 1996 22:12:19 -0400 Subject: shakespeare's window

dear Larry - to introduce myself I'm a friend of Geralyn Horton's and a playwright in crime with her.

You and Sharyn might be interested in NUNCLE, recently done in a pub in Brighton --- pre-quel to KING LEAR (no one in America uses the monarchial title for some reason) using Shakespeare's words --- and he did write a lot of good women's dialog.

enjoy your mag, maybe see you in Boston sometime.

Eliza Wyatt


Date: Wed, 18 Sep 1996 14:13:38 -0700
From: Eric Parrott
Subject: Web Gold Mine, Thanks!

Larry,

I'm a theatre student at the University of Utah (Logan, UT) acting/directing major.
I have to thank you for a great web site. I've gotten more info, references and leads from your site than anywhere I've looked.
I found the site while trying to track down internship information. I'm looking for an internship in performance that'll work my butt off and give me the opportunity to make some contacts. I've done a little of everything from lighting, sound design and promotions to performance.

There isn't exactly an incredible amount of opportunity in this area for performance. Most students fight for the few positions with the Idaho and Utah Shakespeare festivals. The Idaho Shakespeare Festival is in Boise, ID and is really a wonderful company, if you are interested in checking it out, try
http://www.idahoshakespeare.org/

The season is pretty much over, except a few performances in association with the Sun Valley Repertory Company, Sun Valley, ID.

If you have happen to have any advice for a determined young actor with hopes of his own theatre, e-mail me at
sl7q0@cc.usu.edu.

Thanks Again!!
Eric Parrott


LARRY STARK REPLIES:

The only general internship programs I have heard of would probably be with summer theater. The theatre in Brunswick Maine, for instance met your criterion to a T ... but it's over till next summer. You might see if the North Shore Music Theatre, out in Beverly, has a program. You might as The Oak Street Theatre, also in Maine, for information, since they just conducted a state-wide open audition for a large group of theatrical producers.

My advice for a determined actor with hopes of his own theatre is --- find a friend and a garage and Get At It!

Here in Boston, in a second-floor space over a folk-music coffeehouse on Charles Street, a bunch of kids from Boston University built a theatre. They only lasted a year there, but then they moved to an abandoned church-building in The Theatre District, behind the Shubert Theatre here --- but they took the name with them. THE CHARLES PLAYHOUSE was a going concern when I got to Boston in 1957, and it's still in our listings today.

In around 1963, a bunch of kids from Emerson turned that same second-floor space on Charles Street back into a playhouse, and their IMAGE THEATRE worked there two years, but people from the company were working at Brandeis or Theater Company of Boston for years thereafter, and one of them --- Paul Benedict --- played several seasons on the tube in THE JEFFERSONS.

Only a few years after that, Ron Ritchell and Polly Hogan went into that very same space, and ran THE LYRIC STAGE there around twenty years until they got a spiffy new space built for them in a YWCA building that is a three-quarter high-rake state- of-the-art gem.

At the moment, I think the second-floor space on Charles Street is dark.

It depends, Eric, on just how seriously you mean the word "determined" doesn't it?

Break a leg...
Love,
===Anon.


Date: Wed, 25 Sep 1996 10:41:54 -0700

From: nancy willis Subject: Why do I like theater?

Where else can you direct a 1920's mystery thriller which opens on Friday the 13th, and the guns don't fire, the tape deck breaks, actors are sick, and the ultimate horror - the toilets back up!!!!
Oh, and did I mention
- you have a full house and a critic in the audience!!

Now, in a moment of "shameless self promotion" - it did all come together beautifully!
Come see "PostMortem" by Ken Ludwig ("Lend Me a Tenor," "Moon Over Buffalo") at the Quannapowitt Playhouse, 55 Hopkins Street in Reading, Mass. Continues September 27, 28, 29, October 4 and 5. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00. Sunday at 7:00 pm. Come see our former "little red schoolhouse" turned into a 165 seat theater. We're just off Route 128/I95 (take Rt. 28N exit off I95). For information call (617)942-2212.

By the way, love the website!
I've just crawled out of my cave and into the light. Next thing you know someone will invent the wheel!

Hi, Mort! Remember me, I met you at an EMACT meeting a few months back.

This is fun but my "day job" requires me to sign off now. . .

Nancy Curran Willis, Director
Quannapowitt Players, Inc.


Date: 24 Sep 1996 22:51:32 -0000
From: "Mischa Hof"
Subject: Origin of the word Green Room
Date 9/24/96

This does not have anything to do with the current play, but does have to do with the theatre.
I am trying to find out where and what the tru meaning of the word green room is.
Please anyone with the answer Email it to, or leave message:

Mischa Hof
MischaH@HotMaiL.com
Http:geocities.com/timessquare/1540
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LARRY STARK REPLIES:

I know Doctor Johnson spoke of visiting the greenrooms of London theatres, but I'm not near an Oxford English Dictionary at the moment. So, everyone, What's the answer?
Love,
====Anon.


Wed, 25 Sep 1996 21:19:52 GMT
From: EMACTJAC@aol.com
Subject: EMACT Web Page

...And off we go, onliners!

The EMACT Web Page is up and running. Since launching on Monday, we've had some comments that in a couple of instances, certain graphics aren't importing, but for all intents and purposes, if that's the only glitch so far - we're very happy.

Kudos to Ken Lord and JulieAnn Charest for getting the page up and running, now it's up to the EMACT Membership to let us know what they think. Please take a minute to check it out if you have internet access, and send feedback!

If any members or member groups would like to link up, E-mail Ken at
KLord@tiac.net.
The more the merrier.
Enjoy!


LARRY STARK REPLIES:

I tried, but the Alta-Vista search-service never heard of EMACT --- at least not Eastern Mass. Association of Community Theaters, or the four initial letters.

I'd like to see what's going on there, so could someone who knows it E-mail me the URL?

Love,
===Anon.


>

Date: Sat, 21 Sep 1996 18:30:05 -0400
From: Mellifur@aol.com
To: greenrm@shore.net
Subject: Re: You LIKE theater? WHY???

In a message dated 96-09-14 18:44:49 EDT, you write:

<< What's so damned special about theater that you (like me!) will spend any effort necessary to stay in touch with it?>>

It's hard to put something like this into words that don't sound trite or cliched, so I won't write much. Suffice it to say that my earliest days in the theatre were the result of a wish not to be left home alone at the mercy of my brothers while my mother went off to a rehearsal. After watching rehearsals a few times, I asked to be enrolled in a summer children's theatre program. After my first few classes I said to my mother, "You don't know how much fun this is!" Whereupon she said to me, "Why do you think I've been doing it for the past twenty years?"

Theatre *is* fun. And I noticed again and again throughout the years I spent onstage and backstage in my town's children's theatre program just how inclusive theatre is. Even the kids who are ignored or scorned everywhere else often find themselves part of a close-knit group when they join a theatre program. I like that feeling of belonging and welcome. I love the chance to be creative and to join in a creative effort with others. I like the feeling of becoming a team and the thrill when everything begins to click. And hey, it's fun to show off and get the applause, too! And there's also always the challenge of trying to be really *good* in whatever I'm doing, and hoping to help make the show really good, too. I love a challenge.


Date: Wed, 18 Sep 1996 14:13:38 -0700
From: Eric Parrott
Subject: Web Gold Mine, Thanks!

Larry,

I'm a theatre student at the University of Utah (Logan, UT) acting/directing major. I have to thank you for a great web site. I've gotten more info, references and leads from your site than anywhere I've looked. I found the site while trying to track down internship information. I'm looking for an internship in performance that'll work my butt off and give me the opportunity to make some contacts. I've done a little of everything from lighting, sound design and promotions to performance.

There isn't exactly an incredible amount of opportunity in this area for performance. Most students fight for the few positions with the Idaho and Utah Shakespeare festivals. The Idaho Shakespeare Festival is in Boise, ID and is really a wonderful company, if you are interested in checking it out, try http://www.idahoshakespeare.org/

The season is pretty much over, except a few performances in association with the Sun Valley Repertory Company, Sun Valley, ID.

If you have happen to have any advice for a determined young actor with hopes of his own theatre, e-mail me at sl7q0@cc.usu.edu.

Thanks Again!!

Eric Parrott


Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1996 13:24:18 +0000
From: Mort Kaplan
Reply-To: mkaplan@gis.net
Subject: What's happening?

I have been checking periodically the last few weeks to see what's happening but there doesn't seem to be anything after the middle of August. Is everything alright? What you have been doing is of great value. Hope all is well and you are continuing.

MORT


LARRY STARK REPLIES:

Someone Noticed!
We were both on vacations, Mort.

In my case, that meant nine days with a television-set --- complete with cable and a VCR. I doubt that I have ever seen more bad acting in my life. Mugging, "indicating" and breaking character seems to be required of anyone with a SAG-AFTRA card.

Of the movies, some of which were on BRAVO and some in the apartment where I was ferret-sitting, those I'd recommend were GOODBYE COLUMBUS, CALIFORNIA SPLIT, THE RITZ, and a surprising old Bogart movie called DEAD END --- plus four movies by or about SXamuel Fuller. And Maggie Smith in SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER. (Oh, and the Democratic National bash and the U.S.Open's first week.)

I still prefer to breathe the same air the actors breathe. I'm back in a t-v-free environment, and never missed it for a moment!

Love,
===Anon.


Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 11:21:04 +0000
From: Mort Kaplan
To: The Theater Mirror
Subject: Re: What's Happening?

Glad you are back and you are refreshed and all reved-up for the forthcoming theatrical season.--Boy x Man is in callbacks this evening and by the weekend I hope to have a very good cast ready for the first rehearsal on the 24th. I have a fine production staff already: Judy Staicer who designs and teaches at Tufts has come up with a very evocative set; Marc Klureza, recent MFA grad from Brandeis, is working on designing the lights and comes up with some interesting ideas. Still interviewing costume designers, believe it or not. I guess good ones are hard to get and those that are interested are already doing other things. Same goes for a sound designer. That and the fact that we ALL are doing this for beyond next to nothing seems to inhibit things on this level of theatre. --Tom Vance the GM and Joe Antoun the artistic director are extremely supportive, dedicated and nurturing.---I will keep you posted. MORT


INRODUCTION:

The dialog below grew out of comments about MUNCIE ON-LINE, which Ty Morton is trying to build at
http://www.muncieonline.com
As he says, he was trying originally to work through the Chamber of Commerce. But he's as much a theater person as I am, and now he's free (except for some interesting problems you'll learn about if you plug into his page!) to cover the Greater Muncie Area in the area of theater as thoroughly as we try to do it for the Greater Boston Area.

What caught me was his passionate interest in acting. He is involved in putting together a third theatrical company, the first of which was called The Torchlight Theatre. The new company will start out with "Richard III".
((My comments are preceeded by ">>"):

Date: Fri, 6 Sep 96 23:40:35 -0000
From: Ty Morton
>>Ahah!!! T O R C H L I G H T Theatre!!!! A very PRETTY web-site, at least.

I always hated that damn website! I thought it was ugly and offered too much "look how cool we are" and not enough substance.

>>The title "Muncie OnLine" all by itself looks like the work of the Chamber of Commerce --- without any more information revising that picture.

It started that way. The Chamber decided they didn't want to be too innovative and actually have a useful website.

>>"Richard" is a really uppity show to start with! I assume the company has some sort of track-record from the past companies?

I wouldn't exactly call it "starting with." I've produced and directed a few before this one.

Too many people view Shakespeare a tough production to pull off, but actually, it's quite the opposite, since the words themselves do most of the work for you. It's modern drama - plays that rely so heavily on visual elements to succeed - that is tough.

Besides, my dear Richard is many things, but "uppity" is not a term I 'd use to describe him! (Henry IV and his overreactionary son, now they are uppity!)

>>But I digress. Are you a director, or an actor-manager?

Yes.

>>What's so damned special about theater that you (like me!) will spend any effort necessary to stay in touch with it?

I dunno.
Because when I'm not doing it, I wish I were. (I really hate the pretentious-actor-on-the-rise stock answer of "I have to.")
The audience is part of it, but not really the thrill of the applause. Just sharing yourself - and not all of you, but a very specific part doled out in precisely measured quantities - with a group of people and having it effect them in an emotional way, to the point that they laugh out loud or cry or get angry or whatever, is an exhilirating experience. The applause at the end is just an affirmation of the effect. I get much more out of a laugh at an obscurely funny line.
That, and getting an opportunity to be, actually BE someone else, to wear their shoes, think their thoughts, explore the decisions they make and really understand them... I don't think anyone who hasn't done it, and done it seriously, can understand the real value of it. People that just learn their lines and go to the cast party are really missing out on the big reward. In a way, it's like a self-induced schizophrenia, but you know, very few people get to understand themselves as well as dedicated actors get to understand their characters.

And for me, directing is just an extension of that - with just enough god thrown in to extend the possibilities.

What about you?
_______________________________
Ty Morton
Proprietor
MuncieOnline
http://www.muncieonline.com
________________________________


I asked Ty if we could "go public" with what started as private mail, and got this reply:

Subject: Re: Go Public or not? EDIT if necc
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 96 00:52:19 -0000
From: Ty Morton

Please, be my guest. I wasn't aware that my answer was to be published, but if I were, I probably would have botched by saying something corny (like "Because I have to!" - j/k).

If you want to work it in, the new theatre project is called the TwoPenny Revelers (from the Globe Theatre's original prices - you could get a great seat for two pennies).

We'll have our own website pretty soon
(http://www.twopenny.com)
It will list all of the theatre in East Central Indiana; have some posting boards; an ftp site for exchanging theatre related software, designs and the like; a script exchange, for browsing new scripts; and eventually a Green Room chat and a searchable Complete Works of... site (starting with Shakespeare, obviously, but later growing to include Aristophanes, Sophocles, Moliere, and if I can get the rights, Williams, Miller and the like.

And by the by, I directed Julius Caesar last summer and not only cast a woman (an extremely talented woman named Lysa Franklin) as Cassius, but had her play it as a woman. It put a real interesting spin on her relationship with Brutus, as well as Brutus' estranged relationship with Portia.
I've enclosed a picture, if you'd like to use it.
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Ty Morton
Proprietor
MuncieOnline
http://www.muncieonline.com
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From: E Noonan
Subject: Reminder! THE TURN OF THE SCREW opens Friday night!
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 1996 07:17:04 -0400

>
>
>                            THE TURN OF THE SCREW
>                            Masque Theatre Company
>                        Memorial Hall Cultural Center
>                               30 School Street
>                                 Milford, MA
>
                                             
September 6, 7, 13, 14, 19, 20, 26 & 27
Tickets: $15.00 for adults $12.00 for senior citizens, students, and groups of 10 or more.
Show time: 8:00 p.m. for all shows.
THE TURN OF THE SCREW is adapted from Henry James' late 19th century novel of the same name.
It is a "chilling gothic mystery".
E Grace Noonan
enoonan@hloexc1.hlo.dec.com

Break a leg E Grace!!!!!!!!
Love,
===Anon.


Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1980 16:07:23 -0400
From: paul
Subject: Re: RENT

Read recently that RENT will begin in the Boston Shubert theatre in November....Any truth to this ? If it is, how can one get info. and/or tickets for this production? Would be appreciative for any information concerning this. Thanks.
Paul Sawka RD5 Box 5902 Lake Ariel, PA 18436
saskwach@prolog.net

LARRY STARK REPLIES:

Yes, Paul RENT will be produced here in Boston at The Shubert Theater this fall.......
but the people who bought the rights to the production are actually across the street. They are the people at
THE WANG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
270 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02116
1(617)931-2787

This situation is something of a scandal here. An independent producer bid for the rights, intending an open-ended run at Ye Wilbur Theatre. The Wang management topped his offer in a bidding- war, and has arranged to RENT The Shubert, apparently for several years.

Nothing would be odd in that, except that the Wang, which is the biggest house in Boston, is a NON-Profit operation. Just where they got so much money is a bit of a mystery, and their using these funds not only to rent a commercial house but to light it with the hottest property in the nation seems to some to be monopolistic trade at the very least.

None of this should mean anything to you, of course.

I haven't seen a firm opening date for the show yet, but The Wang has no Internet or even E-Mail capability at this point, so phone or write them directly.

Let us know what you find out!
Love,
===Anon.


Date: Thu, 05 Sep 1996 21:53:37 +0000
From: crsaze@diamond.jcn1.com (Chris Hayes)
Subject: Auditions

To whom it may concern,

Hello, my name is Chris Hayes. I am a performer from the St. Louis area who is moving to Boston. I am looking on the web to try to find some audition information.
I haven't been so lucky yet.
If anyone could help me, I would appreciate it.
I would also be interested in some information about local talent agencies and programs.

Thank you,
Chris Hayes
crsaze@diamond.jcn1.com


LARRY STARK REPLIES:

Well, one of the best publications I've yet seen is the NEW ENGLAND ENTERTAINMENT DIGEST, and information about it appears at the beginning of our UP & RUNNING section.

But so far as I know, there isn't a source for audition information on-line as yet. John Chatterton checked in with this information, which is only partially correct:


Date: Wed, 04 Sep 96 18:59:11 -0400
Sender: cmprime!jchatter@wiser.cis.att.com
Original-From: John Chatterton
Subject: Casting News announcement

I was wondering whether you got my Email about Mr. Colucci's publication, CASTING NEWS.

He is offering free copies (by download) to individuals who dial up the Boston Computer Society's Zytel bulletin board. (He's not on the Web yet.)

Just dial: 1 617 965-7046 (obviously, neighbors of Newton need not dial the first bit). After connecting, enter CNEWS.

Thanks a bunch,
John Chatterton
PS the feature on the Pocket Mime was touching.


LARRY BACK AGAIN:

I tried it, and was confused. Don Colucci publishes CASTING NEWS, which is probably on sale at newsstands; and if you can navigate the Boston Computer Society's buletinboard, you can download One Issue for free. I'm not digitally-aware enough to have done this successfully; but give it a try!

But check below:

Love,
===Anon.


Date: Thu, 05 Sep 1996 18:24:19 -0400

From: Chris Noel

Subject: Auditions

The Lexington Players
announce
Open Auditions
for

Hay Fever by Noel Coward.
(Performances Nov. 21-23)

The auditions will take place
on Monday Tueday and Wednesday
September 9-11 at 7:00PM
at the Monroe Center for the Arts
1403 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington MA

For more informtion contact Chris Noel
at (617)863-2479


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