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Hey everyone!

So, this summer, 2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical! starring yours truly as Kate Brick will be making the circuit of the Northeast! The show has been rewritten to be tighter, funnier, and more emotionally involving. The inimitable Alex Nemiroski is on board as choreographer and movement coach. Emily Taradash is back from her southern adventures to reprise the role of Dehnise, and [livejournal.com profile] usernamenumber will be joining us as the Narrator!

We'll be hitting Providence, Salem MA, and, for the kicker, Brooklyn, NY!

Our tour dates are as follows:

Wednesday, July 11 at 8pm, in Providence, RI at 95 Empire - tickets available soon!
Saturday, July 21 at 8pm, in Salem, MA at the Griffen Theatre. Tickets here!
Friday and Saturday, August 3 and 4 at 8pm, at Triskellion Arts in Brooklyn, NY! Tickets here!
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Hey all,

I started writing at the Examiner again, mainly because if I didn't, they'd take my column away and give it to someone else. :) I figure I can probably do one a week and keep it relatively current.

Check it out, if you like!
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Folks, I'm excited to report that the BBC is singing Brahms' Requiem with the Boston Youth Symphony this Sunday at 3pm at Symphony (freakin') Hall. This is very exciting to me; the symphony of insanely talented kids is, well, insanely talented; singing in Symphony Hall is thrilling, and the Brahms is just an outstanding, gorgeous piece of music.

We won't be led by Scott this time, but by Federico Cortese, the maestro of the BYSO and assistant conductor of the BSO for 7 years.


Tickets are available through the BSO's website
.

Please do come - it should be very exciting!
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Hey all. I've started a blog about my experiences and thoughts with RSM. Oddly enough, the post I made today is about choral singing.

Please check it out, comment, and tell people if you like it!
kitchen_kink: (theatre)
Hey all,

The Back Bay Chorale spring concert season is nearly upon us! In March, we have not one but two major concerts coming up! Preparation for this has been interesting, let me tell you. The St. John Passion is yet another long and intensely difficult piece by Bach, with all of the rewards that that tends to entail. And the Brahms Requiem is simply one of the most luscious pieces of music ever. Come enjoy one or both, bring your friends!

First up!
Bach's St. John Passion
Directed by Scott Allen Jarrett
March 10, 2012 at 8pm
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University

with:
Dann Coakwell, Evangelist
Paul Max Tipton, Jesus
Margot Rood, soprano
Emily Marvosh, mezzo-soprano
Aaron Sheehan, tenor
Sumner Thompson, baritone

Tickets here!


Next, in a new turn for the BBC, we'll be singing as the guest choir with the Boston Youth Symphony on Brahms' German Requiem. This means singing at Symphony Hall!

Brahms' German Requiem
with the Boston Youth Symphony
Directed by Federico Cortese
Sunday, March 25, 2012, 3pm
Symphony Hall

Purchase your tickets for this concert here.
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Yes, it's true: I will be reviving my role as Kate Brick in "2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical!", this time at the Oberon, Boston's most painfully hip new theatre space.

The skinny:
TWO NIGHTS ONLY!
Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29 at 8pm
$20 table seating, $15 standing room
New songs! New choreography by Alex Nemiroski! New hall of technological horrors! New post-show dance party!
Be there or be...not...so...hideous, I guess.

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The biggest. most raucous production of this show yet.

"2010: Our Hideous Future," is coming to Oberon, and excitement is high. Have you seen that place? It's pretty much the future right there.

THE WAY, FAR DISTANT FUTURE, A.D. 2010, EAST COAST METRO ZONE A, NEW MALDEN: a time of techno-studded blechhiness. Lonely human freedom fighter Kate Brick plans a last stand against the oppressive Artas, artificial life forms who control humankind through torture, brainwashing, and Facebook. But judging by the complacence of her lover Dehnise Compuserve and the general apathy of her fellow humans, it may be too late.

This near futuristic dystopian cyberpunk musical comedy returns to the stage featuring its original cast of local artists: Kamela Dolinova, Katie Drexel, Julia Lunetta, Timothy Hoover, John Deschene, Kay Coughlin, Ginger Lazarus, Emily Taradash and Will Todisco.

Inspired by the performance space at Oberon, The Unreliable Narrator Theater Group and The Pluto Tapes will update this fan favorite with new songs, staging, and interactive elements known as the MC’s Hall of Interactive Hideousity.

This production will feature the FAC2010: Post-Show Dance Party featuring the DJ stylings of The Pluto Tapes. Music and Lyrics are still by Andy Hicks, Book still by Carl Danielson and now featuring Choreography by Alex Nemiroski.

Tickets are $20.00 for table seats, $15.00 for standing room. Both can be purchased either online at http://www.cluboberon.com/​events/2010-our-hideous-fu​ture-musical or by phone at (866) 811-4111.

Admission to the FAC2010: Post-Show Dance Party is included in the ticket price.

This production is 18 plus.

For more information, contact unreliablenarrator@ymail.com or call (617) 386-9595 or (617) 470-9556.

Updates for the 2010: Our Hideous Tour can be found online at the official show website for
2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical! (http://ourhideousfuture.tumblr.com),
The Unreliable Narrator Theater Group website (http://www.unreliable-narrator.com), or by following @unarrator on Twitter.
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Hi, everyone!

As rehearsals and preparations continue for As You Like It, we are doing a Shakespeare Slam as a promotional party and fundraiser!

Last September, Michael Anderson, an absolutely awesome spoken word guy, hosted "Free Will," a Shakespeare slam event at the Burren. [livejournal.com profile] imlad and the other two Shatners revived Theatre@First's "Food of Love" for the event:



The witches of the Scottish play made three appearances, one as sadistic playground tots:



And Anderson himself appeared as a disaffected, punk rock Hamlet in the 80s:



So much creativity was displayed here, from a zombie Hamlet to middle-school kids reading Romeo and Juliet to Kevin Brooks telling an incredible story about Othello and race to Sean Cody giving one of the funniest interpretations of Peter Quince I've seen.

I hope to revive this event, with everyone free to do as they please, including reading a monologue off a page at random with no preparation. (Yes, I also appeared, as the great Camilla Villanova!)

So please join us!

Shakespeare Slam!
Featuring Michael Anderson, cast members of As You Like It, and You!

Sunday, August 7, 2-5 pm
The Burren, Davis Square, Somerville
Just $5 if you want to get up and do something; $10 to come and watch. More is welcome, of course, and if you can't make it but still want to help out, here's a handy Paypal button:








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Audition slots for As You Like It are still available! Come out and have fun with us!

The form is here:

http://www.theatreatfirst.org/shows/ayli/auditions.shtml


Pass it on!
kitchen_kink: (ayli)
Hey everyone!

Go sign up to audition for As You Like It! Here's the auditions page!

And please - spread the word in your own networks. We're hoping for a big turnout!

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Calling all actors, singers, dancers, hoopers, acrobats, jugglers, Burners and tech-heads!

Come help us put on a play! Auditions for our modern take on Shakespeare's classic comedy, As You Like It have been set for June 20th and 21st at Unity Somerville; it will be performed outdoors in Davis Square September 8-11.

We're looking for people of various talents both to play key roles and to make up the court of the exiled Duke Senior, who in this production is an MIT engineering type who draws a lot of anarchic creative types to himself.

If you're interested, please go to the auditions page to sign up for a slot, or contact the director about how you can become involved!
kitchen_kink: (conrade)
I really liked Vinnie's post this week on how gendered behaviors are much more likely to be the result of cultural conditioning than they are about biological factors, using Occam's razor and a roundabout but trenchant comparison to religion.

Go see!
kitchen_kink: (theatre)
Hi, all,

The Auditions Page for As You Like It is now live! Go reserve yourself a spot!
kitchen_kink: (spiral)
I finally got around to watching this TED talk on vulnerability, which, it turns out, is the core of a fully lived life.

You should watch it too.

kitchen_kink: (romantic)
The Back Bay Chorale, with whom I've been happily singing for a few years now, has a couple of fabulous events coming up!

First, the fundraising gala, Celebrazione de la Primavera. This is going to be a lovely, black-tie-optional party at the Longwood Cricket Club, including hor d'oeuvres, decadent desserts, amazing silent auction items, live music and more. If you have enjoyed our music in the past, please attend, show your support, and enjoy a beautiful evening - the venue is absolutely gorgeous, and you could walk out with a week in a vacation house in Martha's Vineyard, theatre tickets, gift certificates for dinner, wine, a spa date or clothing, or many more one-of-a-kind items.

Next, part of what the gala is fundraising for: to pay for the magnificent orchestra that will play with us on Verdi's Requiem at the Sanders Theatre on May 14 at 8pm! This stirring and decadent piece of music is a thrilling, ambitious end to our 2010/2011 season.

Get tickets to either - or both - events here!
kitchen_kink: (feathers)
Hi everyone!

Thank you all for being so supportive with this project so far; I can't tell you how encouraging it is to see that so many of you are as excited about this as I am.

Now we're getting down to the wire, with less than $250 needed to reach our goal by April 16!

In reality, we'll need quite a bit more than $5,500 to make this happen, but if we don't raise our stated goal amount with Kickstarter, we won't get any of the funding at all.

So if you haven't given yet and you can, please do! If you haven't told your friends yet and you can, do that too! Help us get over the top - and if you see us get there, don't be afraid to pitch in a bit more!

And thanks so much.

(Hee hee. Yay!)

Go here to watch the video and make a pledge.
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Hey all,

On March 5 at 8pm, I'll be singing Sergei Rachmaninoff's All Night Vigil, also known as the Vespers, with the Back Bay Chorale.

Contrary to what the title suggests, this concert will run about 70 minutes, with no intermission, and promises to be 70 minutes of the most achingly beautiful music you'll ever hear.

The Vespers is Rach's take on Russian liturgical music, taking its themes from Orthodox chant as well as Russian folk music, and spun in his own inimitable, Romantic-era, gorgeously yearning way.

It was Rachmaninoff's own favorite piece, and was a hit when he wrote it in 1915. It was banned after the Revolution, however, and wasn't heard again inside Russia until 1980.

I'll be in the Alto II section, trying not to cry while I sing. I imagine that pronouncing the Old Church Slavonic will help distract me.

Please come; it's going to be a beautiful evening, and brief! Tickets can be purchased in advance here.
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Hey everyone!

The Kickstarter project for As You Like It launched last week on Valentine's Day, and by President's Day we'd raised over $1800!

But we still need to get to $5500 by Tax Day!

If you have a few bucks - or more than a few - to throw our way, please get in there and donate! Remember, Kickstarter is all or nothing: if we don't raise our goal amount, we get nothing and like it. :)

I hope you'll participate in making what promises to be an awesome outdoor Shakespeare show a reality!
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Hey everyone!

I just spent the past week and change and a bunch of brain cells putting together this project for Kickstarter.

Theatre@First has just approved a proposal for me to direct Shakespeare's As You Like It this summer. The difference? We want to produce it outdoors, in Seven Hills Park, for free.

To do this, we need to raise money - which is what the Kickstarter project is all about.

Think about how much money you might spend on a theatre ticket, even for T@F - and then remember that this show will be performed free of charge, for the whole Somerville community. Please pitch in if you can.

Go check it out, watch the video I slaved over, and if you can help, please do! There will be rewards for those who help make this happen.
kitchen_kink: (cyberme)
Whether you saw 2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical! at Arisia last night, last summer at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, or not at all yet, get your fresh hot original cast recording at iTunes now!!

I unfortunately have no link to give you, but if you go to the iTunes store and search for "our hideous future," you should get it right away.

Also, here we are on Amazon!

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