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Plays / Re: Contemporary Set Design
Last post by scenicdesign71 - Jun 12, 2024, 07:13 PM
These awards-season roundups are interesting as far as they go, though that amounts to little more than an arbitrary handful of fun facts about each design:

NYT:   All in the Details: Tony-Nominated Set Designers on Getting It Right
                For this year's nominees, some of their most rewarding — and realistic — work was in the smaller details.

Games / Re: The Sondheim Lyrics Chain
Last post by scenicdesign71 - Jun 12, 2024, 01:11 PM
Your brainstorm was right on track, but the studio recording will be more helpful than the OBCR.


Games / Re: The Sondheim Lyrics Chain
Last post by KathyB - Jun 12, 2024, 09:06 AM
I went through Here We Are, thinking that would be a good place to find the word, but didn't find it. Then I had a brainstorm and though it had to be in The Frogs, but no luck. Now I'm waiting for inspiration to strike again. 

Any chance of a hint?

Miscellaneous / Re: Streaming Theatre
Last post by scenicdesign71 - Jun 11, 2024, 10:28 PM
I just now found this Kickstarter appeal from 2022, when Manual Cinema was beginning work on their first self-produced short film Future Feeling:

And this trailer, released two months ago:

Still no release date more specific than "2024", but as of April 12 they were finishing up post-production and getting ready for festival submissions.

I think the trailer looks exciting!  Without a shadow-puppet or an overhead projector to be seen anywhere, it does indeed look like MC's most intricately detailed and sculptural work yet.  And while they have been honing their skills at marrying 2D and 3D for a while now,  the Kickstarter pitch doesn't sound like hot air to me: this really does look like a whole new level for them.  Sight unseen (for the time being), I won't be surprised if an Oscar nomination follows.

Musicals / Re: FLOYD COLLINS, Broadway 20...
Last post by Leighton - Jun 11, 2024, 01:12 PM
Gorgeous score!
Musicals / FLOYD COLLINS, Broadway 2025
Last post by scenicdesign71 - Jun 11, 2024, 11:57 AM
At the Beaumont, once again directed by bookwriter Tina Landau, with previews beginning March 27 and opening April 21.

NYT:  A Cave Explorer Died 99 Years Ago.  Now His Story Is Broadway Bound.
              Floyd Collins, a musical about a trapped spelunker and the media circus surrounding his failed rescue, had a brief Off Broadway run in 1996.

Needless to say, I can hardly wait!   :) :) :)

The Work / Re: Re: MERRILY on Broadway 20...
Last post by scenicdesign71 - Jun 11, 2024, 10:11 AM
Thanks to Mike "Mme Armfeldt" for posting this on FB:

Daily Threads / Re: 6 June 2024 Sore Thursday
Last post by DiveMilw - Jun 08, 2024, 04:53 PM
Glad you were able to get to sleep Kathy.  I wish an attic fan was an option for me.  Back in CT, there were many nights when I wished the house had one. Here in TX the overnight temps will soon not go below 80 degrees. They already are barely reaching the low/mid 70s.  Even if I had an attic fan it would be too hot to use it. 
Daily Threads / 6 June 2024 Sore Thursday
Last post by KathyB - Jun 06, 2024, 04:37 PM
I had occupational therapy this afternoon, which is why I'm sore. I've been putting ice/cold packs on the joint, and the cold feels really good when it's 90° outside. I have not turned on my AC yet this season, but I am going to break down and do it soon. Maybe even in five minutes.

I have had a difficult time sleeping: a combination of the sling, general restlessness and warm temps. Last night I turned on the attic fan, then finally drifted off, so the fan was going for a while, making its racket that is too loud to watch TV, but apparently not too loud to sleep through.
Movies / Film to stage, and vice versa
Last post by scenicdesign71 - Jun 05, 2024, 02:28 AM
Seems like a good topic for this forum.  One of the Times's movie critics — who is also, it would appear, an avid and perceptive theatergoer — has some interesting observations:

NYT:   When the Stage Harnesses the Power of the Movies
               Adaptations of films will be a factor at the Tonys this year.
               Surprisingly, the best of these shows are not always the most faithful.