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Introductions / Re: Good day!
« on: Jan 25, 2014, 12:26 am »
Hi Brandon, and welcome to SMNetwork! 
Who knows, maybe those vests will get stage time some day.  They sound interesting. I am involved in a show now where the designer is working to create a glow worm costume which may involve LEDs of some sort; hopefully with more satisfying results for the director.  :)

Have fun looking around at the different boards, there is a lot of great information here - I know it has helped me. And the search bar is a great tool if you are looking for something specific. 

Again, welcome!

The Green Room / Re: \"The Sound of Music\" Live on NBC
« on: Jan 19, 2014, 04:36 pm »
Something else to look forward to.  :)

Post Merge: Jan 19, 2014, 04:38 pm
My husband just suggested Justin Bieber for the role of Peter Pan.  Hahaha!

Hello and welcome!
I don't live that far from Knoxville and have been over there numerous times to see shows at the Tennessee Theatre.  I didn't know UT had a theater program - I'll have to look at my schedule and see if I can't make it over there for a show.

Good luck in your final year at UT! 


The Green Room / Your First Theater Crush
« on: Aug 23, 2013, 02:45 pm »
I recently read this article in the New York Times about what it was that first made you fall in love with theater. 

I paused to consider this myself: Is there a moment that began it all?  Can I point to an experience or conversation that began the fascination? 

Growing up my family did all kinds of little skits and puppet shows and watched lots of movie musicals.  So I could say that a love of theater was nurtured from childhood by my parents.  But if I had to pick an experience, I would say it was when my dad took me to see the national tour of Disney's Beauty and the Beast in Atlanta, Georgia at the Fox Theatre.  It was my first time in a performance space like the Fox and I was overwhelmed with the beauty of it.  As soon as the house lights dimmed and the overture began I was mesmerized, spell-bound for the entire show.  It is still my favorite show. 

Then, in my teens I was in a production of the Nutcracker.  I love dancing and enjoyed twirling to the classic music, but even then I got more enjoyment out of knowing that things were going smoothly backstage because I was also helping with props and quick changes.  I have always loved to create and I think that theater gives me room for my imagination to run wild and to be with other creative people and share in the joy that our work brings to others. 

How about you?  What was your first "theater crush?" 

Introductions / Re: New, still in High School!
« on: Aug 19, 2013, 03:01 pm »
Hi Dani, and welcome!
It is always nice to have new SM's join the boards.  I have been reading your posts and I look forward to what you have to contribute to the forum. 
Again, welcome!  :)

Introductions / Re: New from Utah
« on: Aug 08, 2013, 06:19 pm »
Hello and welcome! 
Glad to have you.  :)


Introductions / Re: *ding dong* Hello! My name is...
« on: Jul 06, 2013, 08:59 am »
Welcome, NJ_Song!

Introductions / Re: New Blood!
« on: May 31, 2013, 12:00 am »
Welcome, Bonnie! 
I work in a community theater as well (though I have not done any Shakespeare to date) and this site has been invaluable to me.  Glad you have joined us and look forward to hearing from you in the future.

Amanda :)

P.S. it is fun to browse through the boards, but a great feature is the search bar on the top right. Makes it quick and easy to find previous discussions on specific topics of interest.

Stage Management: Plays & Musicals / Re: Artificial hay help!!!
« on: May 25, 2013, 07:52 pm »
I gather that you are looking for loose straw and not bales.  Have you considered getting rafia from a craft store?  Or buying plastic grass skirts like this one and cutting them to create your straw look?  Just throwing out ideas of things we have used in the past in place of real hay.  Good luck in your search! 

Hi Abellizzi,
We had this discussion on backstage pants last year. 
Also, this tip may be helpful in your searching. 

Students and Novice Stage Managers / Re: Good Reads
« on: Apr 24, 2013, 02:27 pm »
Hey Rachael.  I am pasting the link to 3 different threads where book recommendations have been discussed to get you started.
Stage Management Handbook, Just Got a New Book, and Stage Manager Books/Manuals
The search bar is a wonderful thing.  :)

College and Graduate Studies / Re: Is college a necessity?
« on: Mar 21, 2013, 02:45 pm »
There has been some discussion on this topic in the past.  You can find one such example from 2 years ago here.

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