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Guys, the concert coming up this Sunday is going to be electrifying.

First, the new oratorio by Mohammed Fairouz, Anything Can Happen, which combines three Seamus Heaney poems with similarly apocalyptic texts from the Arabic Injeel. See more about it here or here.

The piece is giving me chills, especially now that we're working with the violist (Roger Tapping) and the soloist (David Kravitz - squee!). Come get your hair stood on end...

...And after that, hear us knock the Mozart Requiem out of the park. You know you wanna.

Get your tickets here, and use my last name as the discount code!
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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
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Please do come - it should be very exciting!
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Hey all,

Mike Marano is a terrific writer and a pretty great guy, too. :) He's teaching a class at Grub Street this fall on how to write a smart page-turner - I'd take it myself if it weren't on Monday nights. Check out his blog post about the class for more detail, and sign up before Sept. 19!
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Guys, you may have already heard too much about our revival of 2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical at the Oberon July 28 and 29.

But I'm betting you haven't seen this amazing promotional video that was recently created for it, complete with the "In a world..." voice.



The new production will have 2 new amazing songs by the talented Andy Hicks, 2010 backup dancers and actual proper dancing courtesy of Alex Nemiroski, and of course, a bar. :) Dance party afterwards in the Oberon tradition, and new art exhibit MC's Hall of Interactive Hideousity!

Do come - it's gonna be freakin' awesome.
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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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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!
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Hello, all,

I recently entered my internship year as a student of the Rubenfeld Synergy Method. What this means is that I can now see clients for fee, and I am charging a special internship rate of $65 per session. I will also offer packages of 5 or 10 sessions at a further reduced rate for an up-front payment.

The Rubenfeld Synergy Method is a dynamic healing system for the body, mind, emotions and spirit. The Method has been known to help people with problems ranging from chronic pain to PTSD, and is based in the core belief that freedom of fluid movement - both in our bodies and in our lives - is our birthright.

Sessions take place on a massage table, fully clothed, and involve both gentle touch and talk.

In order to become a client, we must not know each other well. A good rule of thumb is if I have friended you on Livejournal, or if you regularly see me at parties, we are too close. Of course, with our intertwined community being what it is, it is close to impossible to expect that we will not intersect at certain points. But if we are already on hugging terms, I cannot be your Synergist. If there is a conflict, I can refer you to my friend and colleague, [livejournal.com profile] mattlistener.

If you are reading and I haven't friended you, however, please feel free to contact me if you are interested. Even better, please feel free to pass this message along to your own friendslists and any communities to which you belong that you feel might have an interest; it would be greatly helpful.

Thanks!
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Everyone, this concert is going to be absolutely epic, delicious, gorgeous fun.

Verdi's Requiem is the only Requiem mass I've ever heard that sounds like grand opera. There will be eight trumpets, I think two sets of timpani, fantastic soloists including Yeghishe Manucharyan of Elijah fame, and of course, our fabulous choir. All in Sanders Theatre, one of the most wonderful spaces in the Boston area to sing.

Tickets range from $20 to $50, and student rates are available. Get your tickets in advance and avoid the will call line! Come on out this Saturday the 14th at 8pm and be moved. Pre-concert lecture at 7p by former Boston Globe music critic Richard Dyer.
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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!
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Hey everyone,

It's about a month until the deadline for my Kickstarter for As You Like It project!

If you've already given and/or spread the word - my endless gratitude. If you don't know what I"m talking about, please go to the page and check it out. The short version? Theatre@First is making a bold attempt to put on Shakespeare's As You Like It outdoors, in Seven Hills Park, for free. (I'm gonna direct it. Hee!)

Kickstarter is this awesome site that allows creatives to crowdsource support for the projects. The project only happens if all the money gets raised by the deadline date!

Please check it out, and please spread the message to anyone you know who's interested in the arts using this link:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/555988002/free-shakespeare-in-the-park-in-somervilles-davis

If you're short on cash but would go and see such a play anyway, consider donating what you'd pay for a ticket (usually $10-15 at Theatre@First).

Thanks again!
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Unfortunately, I was unable to see this at Arisia, and now I'm going to be out of town when they reprise it. Dammit! But you should all go see it in my place!!



The Post-Meridian Radio Players present...

Doctor Who: The Starship of Madness

A staged radio play based on the long-running BBC sci-fi series

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The Post-Meridian Radio Players, Boston's premier audio theater troupe, presents two FUND-RAISING encore performances of their highly-successful show from Arisia 2011!

When: Friday, March 25th, 8:00pm - 9:30pm & Saturday, March 26th, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Where: Urban Promise Church of Somerville
Address: 204 Elm St.,Somerville, MA (map)
Tickets: FREE (with a suggested donation of $5 to help support future PMRP projects!)
Webpage & Ticket Reservations: PMRP.org

About the Show: Suffering Shoggoths! The Roaring Twenties have just begun! Flappers! Gin joints! Deep Ones? A newly-regenerated Doctor joins forces with a struggling, nightmare-plagued writer by the name of Lovecraft to investigate attacks in Boston by monstrous creatures. Who is this eccentric Professor Whiteman who appears to be behind it all? What is the secret of the Professor's amazing chair that can seemingly cure the insane? What truly goes on inside the Miskatonic Gentlemen's Club? What will happen to the world, and every living being on it, when C'thulhu rises?

Featuring:

Andy Hicks as The Doctor
Alyssa Osiecki as Violet Brooks
Ron Lacey as Professor Whiteman
Rob Noyes as H.P. Lovecraft (Fri)
Andy Lebrun as H.P. Lovecraft (Sat)
Mindy Klenoff as Faith Parker
Tom Champion as Franklin Pabodie
Michael McAfee & Brad Smith as the Deep Ones

Written & Directed by Alicia E. Goranson
Technical Direction by Neil Marsh
Produced by Chris DeKalb


Visit www.pmrp.org for more information and to reserve your tickets!
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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!
kitchen_kink: (cyberme)
That's right, folks - 2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical! is returning for a one night engagement at Arisia! We go on Sunday night at 7pm.

If you missed it this summer, and will be at the convention, don't miss it! I don't think I've ever been more proud of a show I was involved in. (And if you are the type that goes to Arisia...you will probably laugh until you pee yourself.)
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Hello, everyone!

This weekend, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2pm, the Post-Meridian Radio Players present The Big Broadcast of 1946 at the historic Somerville Theatre in Davis Square.

The play includes "The Byfar Hour," a golden-age style radio variety show; "But Oh, What Happened to Hutchings?", a chiller set in the Victorian age, and "The Sirens of War," a new piece set during World War II on the Missouri River, where a munitions barge is haunted by voices last heard in Greek mythology. I will be playing the lead Siren in this last play.

Featuring members of Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band, special guest stars, a theramin, crazy three-part harmonies, live Foley (sound) effects and roving cigarette girls, this immersive, hilarious and terrifying evening of theatre is not to be missed!

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The Big Broadcast of 1946
Somervile Theatre
October 28, 29, 30 at 7:30pm
October 31 at 2pm
Get your tickets here, or at the Somerville Theatre Box Office - $15 in advance, $20 day of show
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Hey all,

My good pal and excellent writer/thinker Mike Marano is teaching a class at Grub Street this fall - at least, he will be if he gets enrollment up. Go sign up for his next class - or tell your friends about it!

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Noted fiction editor, Stoker and International Horror Guild Award-winner, crime and SF writer Michael Marano will be offering a new class this fall on "Writing the Smart Page-Turner" at Grub Street, Inc., a non-profit creative writing center dedicated to nurturing writers and connecting readers with the wealth of writing talent in the Boston area. The class is geared for writers who work in all kinds of genres, from SF/Fantasy to Romance to Suspense/Thrillers to just about any other genre you can name, and is designed to help authors find their own distinct literary voice while working within those genres. Classes, which will meet over 10 Thursday nights from 7 - 10 PM in downtown Boston, will also be dedicated to practical concerns, like finding the right publishing venues to send your work, and how to work with editors and agents. **An overview of the course topics and readings can be found here**. For more information, contact Marano directly at profmike AT mindspring DOT com


"Mike knows what makes a great story. In his classes, he shares selections from his enormous library of references – novels of all types, TV shows, movie scripts – to showcase powerful writing techniques. He gives detailed, perceptive feedback to student writing. He holds us to the integrity of our stories, to say what we mean to say."--Carolyn R., former student.
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Hey everyone!

2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical! opens tonight, starring yours truly. We're at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, just two doors down from the Aggasi Arena at Boston University. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, so order your tickets now!

We're still some butts-in-seats short for this Saturday night, the 21st! So if you're still waffling on when to see the show, order your tickets for tomorrow night today!

Also, next Thursday is Half-Price Night! Go here to order half-price tickets for next Thursday.

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2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical!

Lonely freedom fighter Kate Brick (Kamela Dolinova) tries to rally a deeply broken human resistance movement against the oppressive Artas, led by a charmingly evil supercomputer known as the MC (Julia Lunetta). Kate's only hope lies in recruiting young Dehnise Compuserve (Emily Taradash), but given how apathetic the young people are these days it may be too late. Also featuring Tim Hoover, John Deschene, Kay Coughlin, Katie Drexel, Ginger Lazarus, and Will Todisco.
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The Prime Computer known as the MC (and known in this fleshly world as Julia Lunetta) is keeping a blog. It is high-larious.

Enjoy.
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Wow, I was so wrong in my previous post about this.

The Back Bay Chorale and a host of soloists and orchestra will perform Mendelssohn's Elijah at the Sanders Theatre in Cambridge on Friday, May 30! (Not the day after that, which was what I originally posted.)

More details here.
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If anyone's interested, I just found out that the Back Bay Chorale is holding auditions on January 7, at Emmanuel Church in Boston, at 6pm

-No appointment necessary

-Requirements: short prepared piece (a copy for accompanist), sight reading, vocal exercise

I found the audition process to be very friendly and easy, and the chorus itself to be quite wonderful. We're about 100 voices and do a range of classical repertoire under the direction of the fabulous (and I mean that in many senses of the word) Scott Allen Jarret, who is a joy to work with.

This winter we'll be doing pieces by Martin and Messien, and in the spring, Mendelssohn's Elijah.

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