What show have you all been a part of? Tech, acting, it doesn't matter. Provide pictures if you can. You can tell funny stories if you want.
My teacher and I have agreed that I'm best of character roles (I'm very loud and physical even with rods in my back).
I've been Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit. It is about an author in 1930s or 40s England, who is writing a novel about a homicidal medium and to learn some "tricks of the trade" he asks the local physic (that would my character) to hold a seance. She accidentally brings back Charles's first wife, Elvira. The problem is, he is the only character (maybe) that can see or hear her, which creates problems with his second wife. Elvira also wants Charles back, so she has plans.
Here's some pictures:
Me as Madame Arcati
Entire cast at regionals
Our school newspaper did a story on the show before they left for a conference in St. Louis, so there were some problems. The big one was "Charles tries to seance, communicate with the dead, so he hires a psychiatrist". Here's a break down of this: a) seance isn't a verb (b) who doesn't know what a seance is? (c)Madame Arcati isn't a psychiatrist, she's a physic (d)They didn't mention my character's name, or my name. They didn't have Charles's name. The other one was that they called Charles's first wife El Vira. I'm not kidding. They couldn't figure out it was Elvira. Of course, there is apparently a person who messes up the newspaper, but the person is an idiot, and wouldn't think to make these mistakes.
On opening night, our head of lights asked our stage manager what they were reading in English and he said "Macbeth". At the end of scene, the lights wouldn't go out. Our seance table broke during one of the last scenes. I was doing my lines, and Charles was lifting the table during one of the bigger lifts, the table buckled, and parts of the legs fell off. I knocked over a lamp with a branch. A vase fell without anyone touching it.
At regionals, the judges told Elvira to come on to Charles more, so she practically raped a chair, and the judges at state said that Elvira was too much of a flirt.
Our school musical was "Once Upon a Mattress". I was kitchen wench #1. I got chased by the king.
Me and the other kitchen wench (I'm the one on the left).
A video of Sextimus and Dauntless performing "Man to Man Talk" during rehearsals.
major productions i have been in are beauty and the beast (stage hand/invention), into the woods (stage manager), and a one act play- what i did last summer (elsie understudy/sound)
and i am hoping to stage manage musical again next year, once upon a matress
i've been in numerous ones, my most recent though was firebugs. it's a very weird play about arsonists who manipulate their way into this man's, mr. biederman, attic for a length of time, where they start to gather oil barrels and are basically holding the family hostage without actually threatening them. i played mrs. knetchling who actually had no lines (the main cast consisted of seniors, seniority, i'm a sophomore). my character was the widow of a character who committed suicide after being fired by mr. biederman who owns a hair tonic business. there's also a greek-esque chorus playing the part of a fire department, they narrate the play to some extent.
lots of funny stories. idk if it's only here, but we always put in a lot of gags in our last performance. for this one we had a bit where mr. biederman leaves the attic and the professor, who was hiding under one of the barrels, comes out. the guy who played biederman reentered, though he wasn't meant to, when the professor was half way out of the barrel, and then awkwardly steps back out as if he didn't see anything. the guy who played the cop who enters at one point put on several different accents during his two minutes of stage time and said things like "in two shakes of a lambs tail" and had his crotch stuffed with socks. i started balling when i was on stage during an awkward silence because one of the chorus members forgot their lines. we threw in odd lines, obviously, like when biederman asks for the candles the maid said "but they're to start the fire!" um, during my stage time the mic spazzed and biederman yelled at the maid with "i told you to fix that creek in the attic!" a few guys from the chorus ran in at random and yelled "READY!" during the dinner scene (at one point the chorus as a whole runs out of the cafeteria yelling that they're ready). we put pepper and salt in the rolls for the breakfast scene and the guy who played the first arson flipped back stage, and then he wouldn't let anyone else eat any of the pie in the dinner scene because of it. one of the chorus members ran up and jumped into the two front audience chairs and almost fell into the second row when he did so during his main line. and most of all, there was "milkytoast" which we still don't know what that means. and "burned to the ground!" which we all still shout at each other.
oh, and there was one line we had to change three times. biederman's meant to say "they could rub their own piss on their head for all the good it does them!" and the teacher made him change piss to urine to spit because it was "inappropriate"
I don't have any pictures, but I was in the following (cast or crew)
The Nutcracker (I was in the chorus)
You Can't Take it With You- (crew) I got to keep track of the pieces on set...all the little details. I was also in theatre production at the time, so I got to help build the set, which was amazingly awesome. We had a real moose head on the wall, it was pretty jokes.
The Boy Friend- was almost a total failure, but we managed to pull it together the night of dress rehearsal
Horror Spooktacular- A play written by a kid in my drama class...originally titled "Halloween Spooktacular", the name was changed because it might be "offensive . Personally, I think the same people who would be offended by "Halloween" would be offended by all the zombies (and the fact that we danced to "Thriller" and "The Time Warp" with mucho pelvic thrusting) Oh, and I was "Worker #1"
Oklahoma!- I was in the chorus, which was awesome, though the dancing was much more difficult than I was used to...my teacher thought I was bad at polka and made me stand to the side during one scene...she didn't know the real reason was because the guy I was dancing with was a crappy leader...he was around 6 feet tall and literally lifted me off the ground each time. later I practiced with my friend Phobia (real name Stephanie, called "pho" or "phobia" as a nickname), and I did perfectly fine...I'm still not a very good dancer, though.
Fright Night- I was the plant in the audience who got to get my limbs hacked off by clowns...over and over and over.
I Hate Shakespeare- It was a moderately okay, I was a zombie. I don't really like my current school's drama department, but I'm graduating soon...and going to major in theatre ^_^
I've also been in show choir twice, and did an improv performance when I took a class at the community college. During my time at the theatre school, I did a few other minor class plays.
My school just did Ah, Wilderness. It was the only comedy by Eugine O'Niel, and it showed. It took place in 1906. I was Mildred (little sister to the main character).
During the show, I had to gave the main character a hand written note from his long lost lover. Every night, he forgot to put the note back on the prop table, so right before I went on stage I had to re-write the not agian. I threatened him to put it back on the prop table in person, and in the note. He never did. On the last night, I had enough. In the letter I wrote the dirtiest jokes I could think of. When he read the note on stage, he was suposed to look elated, but instead he just laughed. That will teach him to put the props in the right place.
Last year I was Addaperle in The Wiz at my local studio. The Wiz is an african-american version of The Wizard of Oz, and our cast was all white, so obviously we had some problems! A couple funny things that happened:
1.) My sister played Auntie Em, and at our first performance our director told Uncle Henry to go on stage during her song (The Feeling We Once Had) and start dancing. The thing is, she didn't know it, so during her heart-warming number, she was struggling not to laugh as Uncle Henry started breaking it down!
2.) Since we made the story take place in modern time, Dorothy used my mp3 to listen to music in the opening of the show. But the thing is that no one had time to take it off stage, so during intermission the tin man had to stick his axe out from under the curtain and pull it off!
3.)We had black lights on the stage for our tornado sequence, and during a big dance number (Brand New Day) one fell off the edge of the stage. We thought someone had been shot because of the sound, and worst of all, they were borrowed from a local university!
4.) The dog we used for Toto belonged to the other Auntie Em's aunt (we shared roles and alternated shows), so instead of running away from Auntie Em and to Dorothy like he was supposed to, the dog kept running from Dorothy and to Auntie Em!
5.) Our tin man had an aversion to makeup and a very...enthusiastic girlfriend, so every day we had to hold him down and use concealer to cover up the hickies on his neck! He also had an aversion to his script, so we had to try to keep straight faces as he improved his lines every night!
I have been in High School Musical (ya a little sad) as Martha, As You like it as Rosalind,Blizard of Claus as Sarah, and Donkey Tales as Madison. That isn't the Most play in the world but I am only 14 and my middle school drama teacher always wanted to do mix shows or medleys instead of plays and we only did one play in my three middle school years.
1.In High School musical Sharpay was trying to get cake off her so she was late for a scene and the nerd s and jocks were just sitting and one cheerleader (Hailey) randomly says.."Umm...so how hard was that math test?" and i (being nerd girl Martha) was like "I love math!" with a goofy grin.
2. In the blizard of claus the girl who played crystal was absent and her understudy didn't know ANY of her lines so we had to pretend the script was my shopping list and the script was out of order so i spent ten minutes on stage trying to remember "what i wanted from crystal for christmas" when really I was just trying to figure out what the next scene was.
best thing I got to be Rubeus Hagrid in a readers theater worst My theater Director in high school thought i did a great death scene so he often killed me in many shows in Playing for time i died twice