SparkPeople Actresses/Actors and Other Theatre Enthusiasts! Team Messageboard This is for every actress/actor or anyone connected to theater out there dealing with the struggles and triumphs of a thankless but wonderful business! It's hard being in a group of perfect bodies! SparkPeople Actresses/Actors and Other Theatre Enthusiasts! Team Messageboard Hello Hi, my name is Chrissie and I am an actress and director who is looking to loose about 100 lbs I joined this forum in hopes to find like minded people who love theater as much as I do. . Sat, 25 Jun 2016 01:40:33 EST Hi There! Hi My name is Stefanie, and I am new to this is towards the end of my first week. I need to loose 60 lbs and my Body fat is around 37, and needs to be 18, so working hard. Sat, 19 Dec 2015 11:50:16 EST Every feel like you were at the wrong audition? I had an audition this morning and while I was prepared for one thing they had me do something totally different. <BR> <BR> Information from my agent was Mom with Long hair - dress casual. I'd seen the breakdown so knew there was a son and daughter- both young and an older woman. <BR> <BR> When I got there they had me sit and pretend that I was chastising a teenage daughter on Jerry Springer about her clothing. I was a little surprised but did it anyways. <BR> <BR> When I got back to m... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 12:19:31 EST I need to monologs for a audition any suggestions I'm auditioning for noises off in two weeks yes I know I shouldn't have waited till last minute. Anyway I need to find one serius and one comidic monolog for my audition. All together it's not supposed to be more then three minities but I can cut stuff down. Its also recommend I use a British accent for whatever resion. It's for my last Highschool drama club show so I'd like to present well. Any advice you can give would be highly appreciated. Thanks for your help. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:20:39 EST How do you find time for weight loss and rehearsal I'm in my senior year of high school and once school starts it's play or musical rehearsal everyday day if the week until six for drama club then homework and lots of it. Where in that do you have time for weight loss? I know being in better shape will help me perform better especially when it comes to dance numbers but time management is hard and usually I'm doing stuff all weekend too. So practicing my singing and piano has to get in their somewhere too. That and don't get me started on the... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:59:24 EST Monologue for 11 yr old Girl....Anyone? I am in search of a monologue for my 11 year old daughter. <BR> <BR> She will be auditioning for our local theatre group on September 13th and needs to have a 2 minute monologue prepared. <BR> <BR> Any thoughts? It has to be age appropriate. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:03:19 EST Looking for Advice re 10 Year Old Actor My 10 year old daughter has been asking me for year if she could be an actor...not necessarily in the theater but on TV. <BR> <BR> By fluke last year we found a reputable agent - in other words I was talking to someone whose daughters had an agent and were actively getting commercials etc. that was last November and we met with the agent who agreed to represent Kayla. <BR> <BR> Kayla has been suggested for 50-60 acting jobs and has auditioned for 8 but has not been cast just yet. <BR> <BR... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 18:12:41 EST Hi there I can see that there are people here that I can really relate to :) I've been on and off SP for a couple of years now and am uber active in theatre. I am part of a theatre that has been around for 100 years. In fact, it's the longest running community theatre in Canada and we're just wrapping up our 100th season. <BR> <BR> I had lost 50 pounds and then I started getting show after show and I can tell you, the snacks are freaking amazing. Too amazing and too hard to say no to :) Well rec... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 14:48:30 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 24 Jun 2013 20:16:04 EST Head Shots How often should a 10 year old get 'headshots' done? Sun, 23 Jun 2013 14:53:23 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 17 Jun 2013 04:53:48 EST Team Goals? Does anyone want to set up some team goals? It might be a way to liven things up and get us all going again. Wed, 22 May 2013 15:04:37 EST Too Busy To Spark? no! Thu, 16 May 2013 15:47:33 EST Cold Read My daughter who is 9 did a workshop yesterday and was asked to do a cold read. <BR> <BR> I did not think about it at the time, but what is the actual purpose of a cold read? <BR> <BR> I thought right away it was to memorize the lines but then later wondered. <BR> <BR> Is the purpose to memorize the lines for a cold read or is the purpose more to have limited time to read something over before having to act it...with the script? You know, see how you do under pressure... <BR> <BR> Any thou... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 11:57:14 EST Workshops My daughter is doing a workshop put on by a pretty influential casting director...I am pretty much looking at this as an 8 hour I wrong to think that? <BR> <BR> I would think that in the back of her (the casting director) mind she is ALWAYS looking for new talent and always has roles to fill, so for her to meet with a dozen kids from ages 9-13 and work with them all day on scripts and auditioning and acting techniques that she would be thinking all day about what these kids mig... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:56:42 EST HI Hi there, <BR> <BR> I am new to the team. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 07:21:36 EST Advice for a 9 Year Old for Auditions My daugher wants to get into acting so I have gotten her an agent...she was a referral from and aquaintence, so not someone just off the street or the internet, the woman who I got her name from has daughters that actually do commercials etc. <BR> <BR> Anyways, my daughter is 9 years old and has been suggested by the agent for 5 or 6 things and has had one audition. She has only been working with the agent since November 24th, 2012 and with the christmas holidays and all I am thinking that t... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:33:22 EST What do you think of the SAG Awards Nominees? Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role <BR> BRADLEY COOPER / Pat - “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” (The Weinstein Company) <BR> DANIEL DAY-LEWIS / Abraham Lincoln - "LINCOLN” (Touchstone Pictures) <BR> JOHN HAWKES / Mark - "THE SESSIONS" (Fox Searchlight) <BR> HUGH JACKMAN / Jean Valjean - "LES MISÉRABLES" (Universal Pictures) <BR> DENZEL WASHINGTON / Whip Whitaker - "FLIGHT" (Paramount Pictures) <BR> <BR> Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role <BR> JESSICA ... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 13:08:46 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 30 Aug 2012 20:54:40 EST A to Z theatre List a favorite movie,play or musical you love. I'm starting with Aladdin. The next title must start with B and so on Sun, 8 Jul 2012 14:24:20 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 26 Jun 2012 16:00:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:14:12 EST Struggles with Weight and Self-Esteem? We've all been there, right? There are always those pretty, skinny girls who get leads and stuff... And make you feel bad about yourself. Especially the prima donna ones... How do you deal with this? Tue, 3 Apr 2012 08:01:37 EST Hey People! Hi! I'm a theatre major about to graduate and move to NYC, actually! I'm really excited about that, but the stress of graduating and the pressures of theatre itself have been tolling on my body lately... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 08:25:37 EST Hello! Hi, everyone! My name is Shauntel, but I go by Shai as well. I am an aspiring professional actor, and I've been involved in theatre and performance ever since 4th grade. I played violin and sang in choir for several years, but unfortunately because of various reasons I haven't done either of those in quite some time. I am currently a student at an amazing university in Illinois with a major in English, and a minor in Queer/LGBTQ Studies. I love it, but I want to see where my acting can tak... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 19:01:31 EST Recruitment Tips for Community Theatre I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to recruit people to become involved in community theatre. We're especially struggling to find men who are willing to step onstage. We have a core group of volunteers, but since we try to do 3 shows in a season, there is potential for burnout. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance! Sat, 3 Mar 2012 20:38:55 EST Greetings from Minnesota Hello, I'm Katie and I'm currently in college studying theatre and well on my way to becoming a Stage Manager. Theatre is my passion and my life. No matter how badly my day is going, when I go to rehearsals, all the stress and frustration with everything in my life goes away. <BR> I am currently Managing at the college (Inver Hills Community College). We are doing "The Shadow Box" and are going into dress rehearsals this week and we open on Friday. The next show I'm doing is "The Princ... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 14:51:40 EST Hello, fellow lunatics. Hi, theatre ladies and gentlemen. I am a college sophomore, a theatre major, who is fighting the 25 pounds I put on my freshman year. Weight issues run in my family; my mother is a diabetic who for the first time in her 25 year marriage to my father weighs less than he does. This, while exciting for her, also puts her within 20 pounds of me, which was a huge shock for me and part of what compelled me to join this website. <BR> I'm currently in a show at school, and I also just discovered som... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 16:57:31 EST Finding my Spark again! Hi everyone!! I'm Michele -- a 40-something year old actress and mom. I also have two teens who are also actors (thus, my screen name). Although our daughter and I have been active in local theater, our real love is film. However, for the past 4 years we've been living in a location where film work is non-existent. With that said, a few health problems plus the lack of motivation to look camera ready has caused me to just not pay as much attention to my health and appearance as I should ... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 13:39:46 EST Volunteer Costume Designer & Builder Hi! I love the theater, but am fairly new to it. I answered a call for help in Jan 2010 and have done several shows since then. <BR> I'm doing 3 shows right now - our youth group show (the Hilarious History of the Trojan War), a local high school production (Willy Wonka), and our community theater production (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change). I'm looking forward to working with a local teen group this summer. They hope to do Fame. <BR> My other 2010-2011 credits include - Cinderella, ... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 01:24:43 EST Sometimes Theater just takes over everything. I am sorry I have been such a terrible leader of this group. I know there are people interested in theater. Please feel free to introduce yourself to the group, share tips and trade secrets, ask for support. <BR> <BR> I love theater, but every single time I do it, all other responsibilities in my life take a back seat and weight loss goals go to the trunk so to speak. I find it almost impossible to exercise and I tend to have no time to eat so do the fast food thing which is exceedingly d... Sun, 11 Dec 2011 09:37:42 EST Indroducing me! Hi everyone! I found this site after searching on youtube for workout videos and so far, I love it. I am a 28 year old father of 2 boys. The oldest is exactly two and a half and the youngest is two months old. I weigh almost 270 lbs. My weight has been spiraling out of control and I feel like now is the time to get back to a healthy life. My little brother just left to Paraguay for two years, so I have made it my goal to be at a healthy weight when he gets back. My overall weight loss goal is... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 13:26:17 EST Has this group died? Don't let this group fade away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tue, 18 Oct 2011 13:51:41 EST Finding my place... again Hi, my name is Angela. I have a BA in Theatre Arts, and am currently living in Minneapolis. <BR> <BR> I grew up in a small town in Iowa, and our school didn't really have a drama program. The closest we had was a "speech club," which was a small group who did acting competitions. I got more into theatre in college, when I joined a small amateur theatre troupe. Between that troupe and the Theatre program in college, I gained a lot of theatre experience both onstage and backstage. <BR> ... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 17:56:57 EST Wasted Talent Hi everybody. <BR> <BR> My name is Becki and I am going to be 32 years old at the end of this month. I've been involved in the theatre in one way or another since I was four years old and first started taking acting classes. I was very young when I decided that I wanted to make an acting career for myself, but my parents weren't encouraged. Unfortunately, due to some upstaging in my early theatrical life, they took me out of classes, presumably because they thought that it would hurt my self... Sat, 2 Jul 2011 22:31:30 EST Theater is my obsession but not my career My name is Sheila, I live in Indiana and I am obsessed with theater. It is my hobby, not my career - I am rarely paid to do it and I actually prefer it that way as it screws up my taxes. By day I am an Adult Eduction Teacher helping adult students get their GED, improve their academics or prepare for College Entrance Exams. By night I direct, produce, costume, act when I can, stage manage or run lights. Theater is a family affair - my oldest son is majoring in theater and business in Minn... Sun, 26 Jun 2011 11:49:23 EST List Something You Love About Theatre... Give me 4 things you love about the theatre! <BR> <BR> For me: <BR> <BR> 1. The creativity! <BR> 2. Comradery! <BR> 3. Another project on my resume! <BR> 4. New Friends! Fri, 17 Jun 2011 13:00:38 EST Hello from Spain!! Hi to all!! <BR> <BR> I have just found this page, so I new to all of this still. I'm from England but now I live in Spain but I don't live in Madrid or Barcelona were I could do more of what I enjoy no, I live in Granada were there are not many things going on but I decided to start a show choir over here as I can't teach my theater class anymore as I haven't got a car to get around. And as we all know we are taken in account when we are thin and beautiful but put aside when we are not. I b... Fri, 27 May 2011 06:15:51 EST Good afternoon from Southern California.. Hello All, <BR> <BR> I live in the So. CA mountain and yes, we get snow! I am looking and two feet outside my window. I have been on Sparkpeople on and off for about a year and a half. I lost 25 pounds for a role in and play and then went through a depression and money issues and gained it all back. So I am trying once again. <BR> <BR> I think theater people understand weight issues so well. We are judged on our bodies and our looks all the time. I am 48 and now I can play Moms and wives w... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 15:27:58 EST Theatre producer, director, and actress in Boston! Hello all! My name is Lindsay and I am living that theatre-life in Boston. Been acting since I was very small, earned a B.A. in Theatre, and run a small theatre company called the Independent Drama Society. I'm currently directing a production of Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE with a circus motif. We just started rehearsals last week and I am SUPER pumped! <BR> <BR> One of my main reasons for wanting to lose weight is that, at 225 lbs, it is very difficult for me to act. I know I'm talented, but I r... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 16:49:51 EST Auditions Next Week! Hi all, well, I haven't auditioned for a show (community or paid gig) for a LONG time but I've decided to try it again. This next week I'm auditioning for a theater in Oklahoma. Here's hoping that the audition goes well. Even if I don't get a part I just want to get through the audition without a heart attack. Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:11:09 EST Working on my Singing voice... Truth be told- it's been quite a while since I auditioned. I need to work on my vocal instrument. I found a great new vocal teacher to help me feel more prepared for musical auditions. Also- I want to feel a bit more comfortable in my own skin- mind you- it's not that I need to reach my goal weight before I start auditioning again. My clothes are just a bit tight right now and I certainly can't afford a new wardrobe- so I want to feel more comfortable and confident in my current clothes. ... Sat, 19 Feb 2011 10:39:22 EST Greetings from NYC! Greetings and Salutations! <BR> I'm an actor in the NYC area and I'm looking to live a healthier lifestyle. <BR> Give me a shout if you'd like. :-) Sat, 19 Feb 2011 10:34:42 EST Hello one and all! Hi guys! I'm Nikki, 23, from England. <BR> <BR> I am a member of an amateur dramatic society and have studied theatre for more years than I care to remember. <BR> <BR> We are currently working on Oliver! We are doing 6 shows at the end of March. <BR> <BR> I get my costume soon and my one last year for Oklahoma! was a little tight just under my bust so I would love to lose a couple pounds before the costume fitting just so I feel comfortable in my dress! And also stop comparing myself to th... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 12:32:47 EST GOOD MORROW! I Just joined Spark last week. I am so excited that there are teams for people who love to do theatre. I am having fun with this. <BR> <BR> <em>103</em> Fri, 7 Jan 2011 22:27:46 EST I joined Spark for motivation and support . My name is Don, I'm 31, and live in Nashville Tn. I am currently working hard at a job I absolutely love as a Production Director. I spend a lot of time writing and working with a community theatre groups in my spare time.I truly believe the purpose of life is to love people where they are at. I love to enjoy everything life has to offer because we only get to live it once. I am just a man trying to live a life that leaves the world better than I found it. I am just a simple man striving to b... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 15:11:56 EST My entrance ;) I was in a play at my local community theatre. I didn't have many lines (one narration line) but I did good on that line, and the full cast singing parts. I hope to try out for another play later this month. I rather enjoyed the interaction between us and the audience. I enjoyed hearing them laugh at parts and knowing that I helped the team to do that. <BR> I think I have a desire to entertain and help others to laugh in my blood. I have always tried to make people smile at times.... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 14:16:46 EST Elizabeth Taylor... me???? Hi there, <BR> <BR> My name is JC (stage name, short form for Julie-Colette) I am a 36 year old BFA graduate with a double major of acting and directing. <BR> <BR> I always believed I would be on Broadway, until I had an agent point out that I would only ever be the mom. My size (which is quite large) would hinder me in getting most parts, and I have the face of a 12 year old (okay so maybe 20 year old now lol). <BR> <BR> So I put my dreams on hold, got a teaching certificate and became a ... Wed, 22 Dec 2010 20:52:24 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 12 Dec 2010 05:49:40 EST Actorer...ess Hello! I'm a stage actor in Denver. I moved here almost 7 years ago to study voice at the Lamont School of Music, but even though I was thoroughly accepted to the program, it never quite happened. Fast forward through the depression that followed, and I was more than a few pounds heavier than when I moved out here. <BR> <BR> I was within 5 pounds of my goal up until last spring when I was dumped. I handled it really badly, and some of my many health problems flared up. I had a walnut-si... Thu, 2 Dec 2010 20:08:28 EST Outside in or inside out? This is not so much a debate as to which way is better, but I'm curious how other people work. I seem to be more inclined to work on character development from the inside out. In the acting group I'm in currently, we've been working on character development from the outside in. I didn't really know I had this preference until the exercises started rubbing me the wrong way! Thu, 25 Nov 2010 14:22:34 EST left left Sun, 31 Oct 2010 11:04:51 EST Hello! Hello! :) <BR> This is a great team! Sun, 31 Oct 2010 10:52:49 EST Eat before or after rehearsals? This is especially bothersome on the nights I have Chorus rehearsals, but I imagine I'm not the only one in this situation. It feels like there's no really good way to deal with it. I get up around 6am so I can work out before I go to work. I get off work around 3pm and rehearsals start at 7. I can't sing on an empty stomach and I can't sing right after I've eaten (either makes me feel sick). I get out of rehearsal at 9:30 and I get home around 10. By then, I'm ravenous, regardless of w... Mon, 25 Oct 2010 19:29:21 EST Hello All. New here just tryin to lose the weight and get the roles. I just want to be happy and healthy overall. <BR> <BR> THX September Sun, 17 Oct 2010 06:21:32 EST Hello from a Stir Crazy Lady in North Carolina Hi all - I am new to Sparkpeople and really feel like I need to get involved somewhere to make this work. The groups and threads are a bit overwhelming, but when I saw this, I thought AHA! My kind of people. <BR> So, here I am. My name is Jamie and I am 44, I relocated to North Carolina last year from Dallas. In Dallas, I mostly directly plays, occasionally acting or writing. Since I have been here in NC, I did a small showcase and Bye Bye Birdie at a local community theater, but not much tim... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:14:59 EST Hi Ya Hi I am new. Long time sparker with a new profile. Mon, 11 Oct 2010 17:43:36 EST Newbie Ringing in! Hello Team! I'm Kimberly, 33 and a Theatre Arts Major at CSUSB! I lost 14 pounds to take on the role of Evillene in "The Wiz" and shortly after the musical I gained 11 pounds. ARG! At my heaviest I was Sister Mary Hubert in Nunsense over at SBVC and lost 20 pounds. This is what led me to Sparkpeople. I am now here shaving the pounds away which will not only help my health but, it will broaden the spectrum on types of roles I can audition for. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE ON THEIR SPARK JOURNEY! Tue, 3 Aug 2010 16:21:50 EST Hey Everyone! I'm an actress working my butt off (literally) to succeed in my acting and weight loss goals! Stop by my page if you get a second, I'd love to hear from you! <BR> Xoxoxo Wed, 7 Jul 2010 15:48:11 EST My Intro Thread Hello, my name's Ray and I live in Louisville, KY. I started acting when I was 5 years old in school plays, and really started to find out that it was one of the few things I could do when I was in the 8th grade. <BR> <BR> The majority of my stage work has been in community theatre, and at the ripe old age of 39 I've just started branching out into professional theatre and movies. Lots of activity for me in the last two years on that front, and I even have a film role scheduled to film net... Mon, 28 Jun 2010 15:37:50 EST Hey!! Hey!! My name is Kirsten and I ran across this team, and I'm lovin' it already. :-) If ya want to know more about me, take a look at my page! <BR> Tue, 25 May 2010 11:05:33 EST Team Goals? Hello team! <BR> <BR> Since we are a Sparkpeople team, I was thinking maybe we should come up with some team goals to work toward, in addition to our theatrical discussions on the message boards. <BR> <BR> We could go with the traditional goals (8 glasses of water a day, work out X amount of time a day/week, etc), or we perhaps we could come up with give our weight-loss goals a theatrical twist. <BR> <BR> If you have any ideas or suggestions for team goals, let's post them here and see... Wed, 12 May 2010 21:07:29 EST Makeup options I've been chatting with a friend via text about the horrible havoc Ben Nye wreaks on both our faces. My music teacher had mentioned MAC as the brand she uses because she'd also had issues with BN, and I wondered if anyone else has a favorite that's good not just as stage makeup, but also good (or at least not bad) for your skin. Fri, 7 May 2010 02:27:07 EST Summer Theatre Productions It's that time of year...forget about spring, auditions for the summer theatre season are starting to happen! Is anyone else going to be involved, or hoping to be involved, in summer theatre this year? <BR> <BR> Last week I auditioned for the Showboat Theatre in Iowa, where I've spent part or all of my summer for the past nine years. A few days ago I got the call from our artistic director that I'm going to be in the ensemble of RENT in June, and Ellie Mae Chipley in Show Boat in July! I'... Thu, 4 Mar 2010 11:32:00 EST Going to the theater tonight! To see a show I auditioned for, but didn't get cast in. A friend is in it, though, and I really want to go support him. And it's a show I love, which is why I auditioned for it in the first place. Is this going to be wierd? Has anyone else been in a similar situation? I guess I'll know for myself in a few hours :) Thu, 25 Feb 2010 18:05:10 EST Accomplishing Goals I think back to my freshman year at a performing arts school. The teacher said that by our senior year, we would have to perform a 10 minute monologue as our senior project. I can remember the sounds of anguish and pain in the class as everyone thought "TEN MINUTES!!! I'll never be able to perform a TEN MINUTE monologue!" <BR> By senior year, each of us were scrambling to SHORTEN our monologues in order that they wouldn't be MORE than ten minutes. <BR> <BR> I thought about this today as I ... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 14:09:48 EST Head shots help If you have the time and inclination, I have some good candidates for my next head shot posted on Picasa and I'd love feedback to help me pick the best one(s). They are at <link><BR>144744/HeadShotsEdited?authkey=Gv1sRgC<BR>OPNwdi2tIaK7gE&feat=directlink </link> <BR> <BR> (sorry, the first link didn't work) Sun, 21 Feb 2010 01:08:48 EST Lessons learned This is something I wrote after my last show ended and it occurred to me that the people in this team might enjoy it and have things to add as well! <BR> <BR> "The run ended last night and I learned quite a few things in the process of rehearsals and performances, though this is not an exhaustive list: <BR> <BR> 1. Palladio lipstick from Sally is really long-lasting, and cheap. I bought it the night before the audition because all my other lipsticks and glosses had mints or menthols in the... Sat, 13 Feb 2010 13:54:25 EST Hi all I just joined the team and wanted to say "hi!" I've been on SP since April, but was resisting getting into the social aspect of it. I am a singer/actress...but only officially since September. I've had a grand total of 1 role, but I'm always willing to audition for just about anything :) <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if any of the other singers on here have had any experience with voice changes along with weight loss? I had a nasty, nasty cold in December/January that lost me some notes on the... Tue, 9 Feb 2010 14:03:18 EST Take Me To Your Leader Hey team! <BR> <BR> After noticing that this team doesn't have a leader anymore, I contacted one of the SP coaches about becoming a leader. Since I've joined the team we're kind of active on the message boards, and while I'm sure we're all busy now and then with rehearsals and such, I hope we can become a more active team for those who like interacting on SP. <BR> <BR> Just like with theatre, this team is a group effort! I'm definitely open to suggestions for challenges, topics, etc. to t... Fri, 5 Feb 2010 21:43:41 EST A team leader or facilitator Will someone please facilitate this team. I'm unable to lead because I lead or co-lead several teams. Fri, 15 Jan 2010 02:27:24 EST Let the battle start My name is Don I am  30 years old. If someone were to describe me they would probably say something like he nice, funny, and crazy and artist and  REALLY BIG ( 6ft 6and 400 pounds) But people who  dont know me better would not go with those words at all. I have become the weried object to point at and laugh at in public. My gluttony has taken over my life .I use the term "gluttony" because Unfortunately, for too long, I have allowed food (or rather, my own pride and selfishness) to win. I joi... Thu, 24 Dec 2009 22:48:23 EST Time to get my networking on... Hello all! <BR> I am not new to SP and have had an account for quite some time. I have always stopped coming on after a few days... I found it hard to commit, but now I have a lovely phone that allows me internet access in just a few clicks (ain't technology grand?). Anywho, I am joining some teams in hopes that if I make a commitment to someone other than myself I will follow through. Luckily, I have this overbearing conscience that forces me to be honest when I should lie to cover my own yo... Thu, 17 Dec 2009 02:37:01 EST Former Costumer Hi, I am from the midwest, and just recently resigned from a nine year position as a costume designer/shop manager at a community theatre. Sat, 12 Dec 2009 20:48:49 EST The Addams Family My best friend had tickets to see this last night and I got to go with him. Bebe Neuwirth and Nathan Lane. Has anyone else seen it? If so, what did you think? Mon, 16 Nov 2009 09:23:52 EST Old Actor Joins New Spark Team Hi! <BR> <BR> I've been an actor for quite some time now, and it just occurred to me to try to find other actors on SparkPeople so we can, you know, chat. I'm in Chicago and have done a bunch of storefront theater here. Currently taking classes at The Artistic Home and loving them. <BR> <BR> Anyway, it's nice to meet you all! <BR> MK Thu, 5 Nov 2009 10:20:07 EST Hi new here Live in NYC joined this group not so much to talk about weight loss but to discuss what's happening in theater, film and tv. What are people reading? How are they disecting the "part" etc. Sat, 31 Oct 2009 18:26:16 EST Hello Hello, My name is Gabi and I'm 19 years old. I currently live in Lewiston, Idaho. My hobbies are theatre, painting, photography and playing the piano. I'm really busy most of the time balancing school (I'm a sophomore in college) work (Sears Portrait Studio) and being at our local Theatre. ( I'm the female Lead in Seussical the Musical) I also just got done having knee surgery which is a main reason why I gained a little extra weight. I'm hoping this site will help me keep motivated to loose ... Sun, 18 Oct 2009 20:08:34 EST Community Theatre Director/P Performing Arts Teach Hey all, just wanted to say hello! I'm a performing arts teacher (music, drama, dance) at an elementary school and a community theatre director (hoping to go pro someday). I'm working on going to grad school and getting a bit discouraged because of how many directors that most grad schools take a year (2 per year or every 3 years!) and how many 100s of people apply. I am thankful for the gigs I have though and am always willing to connect with others, especially thespians! Thu, 23 Jul 2009 22:47:04 EST I'm New Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name's Josh and I just started on spark people as a way to get a healthier lifestyle mostly to become more marketable in the theatre world. I have one more year of college before I graduate with a double major in musical theatre and secondary English education. I'm primarily an actor, but I have done at least a little of everything except for design. Right now I have an education internship at the Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota Florida. I just saw that th... Sun, 28 Jun 2009 18:36:11 EST back in the biz Hi all... <BR> I am new to the team and while it looks like you all aren't incredibly active on this forum, I thought I would give it a shot and see what it is like on here. I am a married, 29+, mom of a beautiful boy and am trying to lose some weight to get back in the biz. I stopped acting about 10 years ago due to incredible lack of success and support of friends and family. Well, time for me to be in control of me and so I am pretty much going to start over from scratch. I don't have... Wed, 10 Jun 2009 11:43:16 EST Greetings!! I'm so glad I found this team! I LOVE the theatre!!! My one regret in life is that I seriously did not pursue it as a career. I do stay active in local theatre groups where I live, though. <BR> <BR> Anyway, enough with the pity party. I do enough of that when I think about the weight I need to lose. <BR> <em>103</em> Wed, 10 Jun 2009 00:08:00 EST type casting as i black actress i hate type casting i always felt that if you can watch a girl dance in glass slippers all night and really think there is a phantom of the opera some where in Paris than cant why you cast a black/ Asian / Hispanic/ person in any role (as long as it is a play where race is not a central theme)what do you guys think does the make of theater cross color lines Thu, 28 May 2009 18:47:08 EST What is your all-time favorite play? Not necessarily the play with your favorite role. Just your favorite play... <BR> <BR> Mine may be the Kentucky Cycle (8 hours long) <BR> <BR> <BR> But I am addicted to Tennessee Williams Sun, 12 Apr 2009 11:09:25 EST Tennessee Williams!! Who else is completely in love with this man and his works? I am currently studying at MUW in Columbus, Mississippi where Tennessee was born, and it's an honor! I am taking a Tennessee Williams class, just played Laura in Glass Menagerie, was just at the last Tennessee Williams festival in New Orleans, and I'm learning all I can about him. <BR> <BR> I think my favorite play may be Streetcar Named Desire, but Glass Menagerie runs a VERY close second. <BR> What's YOUR favorite Tennessee Willia... Sat, 11 Apr 2009 20:18:47 EST New Hello, my name is Marnee`, I'm from OHIO. I just recently moved back from NYC because I couldn't afford it :( I studied at the american musical and dramatics academy...I'm just in ohio now working and auditioning...and I'll be going back to school soon to get my degree in music technology, so if anyone wants a recording contract down the line, let me know =) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a great weekend!! =) Sat, 28 Feb 2009 10:49:46 EST QUOTE TIME "If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door." <BR> <BR> <em>103</em> <em>221</em> Mon, 16 Feb 2009 21:04:18 EST HELP WITH DIRECTING / TEACHING HOWDY --- <BR> I'm directing for the third time now, so it's fairly new to me. I could use some help from any other directors or actors with ideas. <BR> I have an actor who is too "intellectual" on stage. He seems to understand the script, and comes up with some good ideas as we discuss the play. BUT.... <BR> I'm having trouble getting him to express those ideas physically and verbally in such a way that the audience will see it. <BR> I've asked him to go "over the top" and let me reel him in... Wed, 28 Jan 2009 16:29:48 EST WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW? HOWDY -- <BR> Is anyone working on a project? I'm directing a play at a community theatre. TRAP FOR A LONELY MAN by Robert Thomas is a suspenseful mystery with cool plot twists. Previously I've directed comedies & musicals, but I've always loved this story and I'm glad they decided to take a chance on a fairly unknown play. <BR> I've got 3 relative rookies and 3 experienced actors, so it's a nice mix of teaching & learning... and as always, learning when to let go. <BR> <BR> WHAT ARE YO... Thu, 22 Jan 2009 12:46:53 EST HOWDY FROM SOUTHERN OREGON There seems to be a shortage of men on this team. I'm an actor & director in community theatre (only been doing it for about 8 years now). It's become a passion. <BR> I'll see what I can add and steal!! <BR> See ya on the forums. Sun, 18 Jan 2009 10:22:54 EST Others just like me? I don't believe it. <em>30</em> Hi, It's kind of hard to meet others because although I talk -- a lot -- in public, it's almost surreal to put my emotions on paper. <BR> <BR> Let me start off by saying I LOVE the theatre, and all of the hardships that come with it. In fact, I love it so much that I'm attending Capella University online in pursuit of my PhD in Business Management so that the theatre founded by myself and others in 1999, can be a magnet for local talents who don't know what to do with themselv... Fri, 17 Oct 2008 23:12:20 EST Directing for the first time Looking for a piece to direct in the 2009-2010 season. Should be ideal for a small theatre, up to 95 seating. <BR> <BR> Anyone have any ideas for my first directing debut? or any websites available for me to go and research/read play to consider. <BR> <BR> Thanks mucho....h <BR> <BR> Thu, 16 Oct 2008 09:07:06 EST Midwestern Mime Hi! <BR> I live in rockford illinois. Several years ago I worked full time as a mime performer who did artist in residency work. When it was getting close to time for our kids to go to college, I took a job with our local arts council as the education director. I do enjoy the work and especially designing arts programs and hiring artists to work in them..but...I lately have found that I stopped thinking of myself as a mime who is an administrator and instead as an administrator who sometimes ... Thu, 21 Aug 2008 18:23:03 EST Hi from the Twin Cities! Hi all, Tim here from the upper Midwest. Getting back into acting after a 5 year hiatus, and getting back in shape! <BR> <BR> Madam Nina - I think we know each other! <em>224</em> Wed, 6 Aug 2008 14:48:18 EST THE NEW TEAM HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED For those of us who wanted more involvement in the team but couldn't find the original team leader, we have started a brand new Spark team. Please come and add any info and intro's you would like, and e-mail about any future team goals you would like to see. We want a very active grp. Please keep everyone posted as to dramas you are performing or seeing as well. We want to help each other and encourage each other not only in our weight issues, but also our passion for the dramatic arts. <em>1... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 17:01:01 EST Howdy! MD singer/actor new to Spark people. I attend Peabody institute of Johns Hopkins studying vocal performance. I run an Improv workshop each week and the musicians love it! I was part of founding a youth improv troupe called Actors Anonymous in Frederick, MD. We were run at the Maryland Ensemble Theater, but when we all went to college the younger kids didn't keep it going :( However in the three years we existed we performed 10 Imrpov shows, David and Lisa, and a stage adaption of The Breakfas... Sat, 26 Jul 2008 11:39:45 EST Today's inspiration It is never too late to be what you might have been. Tue, 22 Jul 2008 15:23:34 EST Hello! I'm Amy, I'm 27, and I have a degree in theatre. . .nice to meet you all! Fri, 18 Jul 2008 16:18:26 EST Reintroductions I've been off the boards here for a while, but am slowly involving myself again. I hope all is well with everyone. I'm Elisabeth, and I am a singing actress and have crossed between musical theater and opera. The weight loss is slow, but the consistency in the work out is getting - well - more consistent. I've also picked up the Beck Diet Solution book, which has been a big help. <BR> <BR> Look forward to getting to know everyone again - or for the first time, as the case may be. <BR> <BR... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 20:01:07 EST Question has been sent to community help I sent out a question to the sparks community board on how we can or rather the future new team leader will be able to access the goal section and anything else that they will need access to. <BR> Just a heads up to everyone. Now we wait for an answer. <BR> Have a great day everyone. Thu, 17 Jul 2008 18:04:48 EST a great reminder about water intake <BR> <BR> - July 16 <BR> <BR> <BR> Ask the Experts Q & A <BR> Answering common member questions <BR> <BR> Question: I know that I'm supposed to drink 8 glasses of water a day. Can other drinks such as diet sodas and herbal tea count towards those 8 glasses? Do they all have to be plain water? <BR> <BR> Expert Answer: The latest recommendations from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science, Dietary Reference Intake for Electrolytes and Water says..."The fluids ... Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:24:03 EST Professional & Grad School Auditions, September Who: SETC (Southeastern Theatre Conference) <BR> Where: Charlotte, NC <BR> When: September 6-8, 2008 <BR> <BR> Professional Details: <BR> Must have had 2 contract, live theatre jobs, & not be in school. Audition one time in front of about 30 professional theatres for 2008-2009 seasons; callbacks same day. <BR> <link><BR>sp </link> <BR> <BR> Graduate School Details: <BR> Audition one time in front of grad schools looking for masters candidates to start ... Wed, 16 Jul 2008 09:56:36 EST Upcoming Theatre Conferences AATE (American Alliance for Theatre and Education) <BR> Hyatt Regency Atlanta, July 23-27 2008 <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education) <BR> July 31 - August 3, 2008 <BR> Grand Hyatt Hotel - Denver, CO <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 16 Jul 2008 09:51:10 EST SO what should our team goals be? i see no one has started a team goal for us, how do we do this? Mon, 14 Jul 2008 21:42:56 EST Greetings from Austin TX Hey there everybody!! I just came across this group and I already love it.I have been performing since Kindergarden (I'm 30. lol).I've done school productions,community Theatre,and non stage acting (train mysteries as well as a Civil War piece performed on the front porch of a bed and breakfast).I'm very passionate about acting. <BR> I'm so happy to find a group of fellow actors and performers.:) Thu, 26 Jun 2008 13:14:52 EST New York Fringe Festival Here's a press release about a musical my friends wrote which is getting it's premier at the New York Fringe Festival this August. <BR> <BR> The show is called Becoming Britney! It is a musical satire of Britney Spears' escapades and is totally hilarious. If you are in New York you should check it out <link><BR>g_Britney_FringeNYC.pdf </link> Tue, 17 Jun 2008 16:19:23 EST Quilters? Hi everyone! I'm new here and can I just say how glad I am to have found this team?! I just got involved with community theatre again last year after not being involved for about 13 years and let me tell you, it has changed my life for the better! <BR> <BR> Anyway, back to the topic, tonight we are having our first Quilters rehearsal. I know I'm in the cast, I know which parts I'm playing, and I know which songs I'm singing, but even after reading the show through several times I can't vi... Tue, 17 Jun 2008 13:54:10 EST Voice over? Anyone else here do voice over work? I'm a voice actor based in Los Angeles! :D Wed, 11 Jun 2008 12:00:11 EST Word! So, I'm new here. My name is Stephanie. I have a degree in theatre education and teach speech at a small town in the midwest. It was nice to find a group that has the same interests that I do and who understand that when working on a production, sometimes your health goes right out the window! I found this out the hard way in college between late night set building and taco bell runs, I gained a lot of weight, screwed my sleep schedule and put my personal life on the back burner. I have... Sun, 8 Jun 2008 13:28:14 EST Tony 2008 The Tonys are in a couple weeks. Anyone had the opportunity to see any of the shows nominated? What do think the season? <BR> <BR> Sun, 25 May 2008 20:43:40 EST Howdy I just began posting on the boards and failed to introduce myself, I apologize. <BR> I am Paige. I am a theatre student in the Midwest. I am there under a performance emphasis but have recently been recruited for music direction and composition. <BR> For what I have read on these boards- this group is lovely. Fri, 23 May 2008 04:12:45 EST Roles - just for fun. What is your favorite among all the roles that you have played? <BR> What role would you love to play that you conceivably could play. <BR> What role would you love to play that you could never play...due to age, voice range, physical requirements etc? <em>103</em> Thu, 8 May 2008 20:00:14 EST LOVE My boyfriend and I went to see it earlier this month, and it's probably, technically, and in every other way, the BEST show I have ever seen in my life, and I've seen a lot, defenetly a Beatle fan's dream. I liked Mystere and other Cirque shows, but this is by far a must see if you are ever in Vegas. <BR> <BR> I'm seeing the first preview of Believe in September, can't wait to see that one! <BR> <BR> What's your favorite show? Tue, 22 Apr 2008 13:17:31 EST Hello! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I thought it would be fun to join this group and to be able to talk to others who love theatre. My name is Liz. I enjoy being in plays and musicals in my spare time (a couple times a year). My husband and I got called back for 7 Brides for 7 Brothers last night and I am still reeling from the auditions. We did our best so now we are just waiting to hear back. Don't you just hate the waiting? Anyway, I'm excited to get to know each of you better. <BR> <BR> Liz Tue, 22 Apr 2008 12:38:13 EST Hey everyone! I'm not new to SparkPeople, but I am new to joining teams. As I'm an actress (among other things), this seemed like a logical place to start. I live in Atlanta, although I'm originally from Chicago, and I work at Emory University. I was invited to join SP last year by my friend Mary Elizabeth, but I haven't utilized the site the way I should have. I've decided that there's no time like the present to get in shape and healthier, especially in this business where appearance is so important.... Tue, 22 Apr 2008 10:06:49 EST eating in the middle of a show I just had the worst weekend I have had in over 6 months. It was also the weekend my cast performed the show I am directing. This was the first show I have ever directed and it totally wiped the floor with my eating and exercise habits. Now I am trying to pick up the peices. Does anyone else find that your healthy habits fall to apart when you are in the middle of acting in/ directing a show? Mon, 21 Apr 2008 18:37:22 EST what is the best compliment you've ever been given Friday in acting class we did our final scenes (taken from Othello)and afterward my movement teacher (he studied under LeCouq in France) who is hard pressed to give a compliment said "Bravo!" to me afterwards. This was a HUGE confidence booster because I was feeling I would never find success. So I'm wondering about what other people moments like this! Reflecting back on them can be wonderful :D Mon, 21 Apr 2008 00:20:54 EST rehearsal today! Prepping for a skit that I will perform for a Woman's Conference, next month. Sat, 19 Apr 2008 13:22:31 EST Howdy Hi all I do theatre as an avocation. I haven't had a chance to do it lately due to transportation issues but I do miss it. <BR> <BR> I do tech never have walked on stage and never intend to at least as an actor. I have done public speaking...and do like that. Thu, 10 Apr 2008 18:45:16 EST Teaching drama to High Schoolers 1st timer Any suggestions? I've been offered a job for next school year to teach drama at a home school co-op. I'm currently collecting pieces for monologues, 2-3 person skits, some Shakespeare, theatre history etc. I've also purchased some books on drama games etc. Am I missing anything? <BR> This class is a once a week course. Mon, 31 Mar 2008 15:28:51 EST New here This is great that we as performers can join together in a common goal. I just finished up a directing gig, 4 months of intense eating what ever I could when time permitted, + i work graveyard shift at my other job and i go to classes once a week. So health wasn't a primary focus lately. Now that things are calmed down a bit, I really want to take care of myself. Thu, 27 Mar 2008 17:18:03 EST Waiting for audition results... So... I'm normally on the production team side of theater, (usually music directing/accompanying), I'm used to being the one *running* auditions and trying to get results out to people as fast as possible... <BR> <BR> Well, this weekend I went out and did an audition to sing/act in a show, and now I have to wait 2 weeks to hear anything!!! How do you take the waiting, I now think actors must be the most patient people ever! Or do you generally have a better idea of how it went? Mon, 17 Mar 2008 15:19:01 EST Martin McDonagh So has anyone seen In Bruges yet? It is written and directed by the fabulous Irish playwright Martin McDonagh. He wrote "Beauty Queen of Lenanne" and "Lieutenant of Inishmore". Next to Sam Shepard, he is my fave! I can't find this movie anywhere up here in Northern Michigan. I might have to drive down state to see it. Let me know what you thought if you saw it. Anyway, I highly recommend reading his plays if you haven't yet. So wonderfully violent and funny. He is heavily influenced ... Mon, 10 Mar 2008 22:55:34 EST Audition Tomorrow--Wish Me Luck I have an audition tomorrow for Stepping Out-- a play about a tap class. <BR> <BR> Here's hoping all goes well. Mon, 10 Mar 2008 02:35:22 EST Hi, New Team! My name is Laura. I am 22 years old and want to become a drama therapist and/or work in children's theatre. I've been acting since Jr. High and spent a lot of time designing and constructing sets for local community theatres. I met my boyfriend when I was running the spotlight and he was playing Lancelot :) <BR> <BR> I want to lose 40 lbs in time for our 2 year anniversary in Dec. '08. There are many reasons why I want to lose the weight. I want to look and feel better. I want to be able to ... Fri, 29 Feb 2008 11:21:22 EST Hi Everyone I'm a musical theater actress living in NYC. I just finished a show and I'm going through show withdrawal. I'm glad I found this group. Thu, 28 Feb 2008 17:31:20 EST 'tis the season for the little yellow man! I admit - I missed the Oscars for the first time in about 7 years. The writer's strike totally threw me off... but I did hit the theatres a lot in 2007 and saw a lot of wonderful movies. <BR> <BR> How about you? <BR> Any you were rooting for in particular? <BR> Any that you saw this year that you feel were robbed? (And don't say Superbad!) <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> Any actors that blew your mind in 2007 in that "wow, I didn't know they had it in 'em?" kinda way? <BR> <BR> Let's dish! <B... Mon, 25 Feb 2008 19:29:15 EST Theatre student Hi, everybody, <BR> I'm a college student studying theatre. I'm a junior and hoping to get in shape before moving out into the world of real acting. <BR> I'm in the middle of a show right now and finding it harder than ever to stick with my sparkpeople plan. I always get stressed during a show, too, and the lack of sleep that comes with rehearsals lasting until midnight mixed with 9am classes is not a good combination. Does anyone else have this trouble? <BR> Fortunately, I am getting a go... Fri, 15 Feb 2008 12:46:22 EST When You Go See Plays... Do you think about all the things you would do differently? <BR> <BR> I think this really started for me in college, I had a professor who made us go see plays, and critique them, and we had to list things we didn't like, and back it up, or we didn't get credit. Now, this has continued, and gotten worse for me over the years. I look at missed cues, a light that looks like it's going to go out, a prop, a stage direction that looks awckward, a costume that clashes, I could go on. It kind of... Thu, 14 Feb 2008 04:14:11 EST Inspiring Stories I was hoping some people would be interested in sharing personally inspirational stories. Mine is about a former teacher. <BR> Karen Hensel hated everyone. Well, at least all first years. She was the kind of teacher who would point out what you had done during your performance, "You walked through a door and sat on a chair," which you would naturally thank her for but would then think about later and realize she hadn't actually complimented you. Just listed off things you had done. Nic... Thu, 14 Feb 2008 04:06:21 EST Anyone rejected @ audition because you're TOO FAT? I'm too scared to even GO to an audition because i fear hearing those words. <BR> <BR> Anyone been to an audition and been rejected harshly? or felt out of place? Wed, 13 Feb 2008 16:30:08 EST Artistic progress this week I've been sick, but am finally starting to vocalize again. Have a rehearsal tonight and a performance on Friday. Keep your fingers crossed. I think I'm feeling well enough to hit the gym today after I vote (and before the rehearsal), but I'm not sure. I need to get back to my acting warmup routine. I also recently picked up a book on voice over acting - good thing, since I picked up a book on tape gig with a company I've worked for previously. First rehearsal there is Saturday (actually, only... Tue, 5 Feb 2008 14:36:12 EST Hello. I'm a costume designer. I'm always working with measurements which makes me extra aware of my own fluctuations in sizes. <BR> <BR> I often tell people that it is easier to dress others than to dress myself, and it's true, especially since I've gained back all the weight I worked so hard to lose in grad school. <BR> <BR> So, even though I'm not the one in the spotlight, I still want to be in my best shape, because everyone expects costume designers to look fabulous. Tue, 29 Jan 2008 00:32:19 EST I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now I am on my way to start a children's theater/studio. I am going to start by teaching musical theater and comedy/improv classes this summer at our local community center. I don't know how many of you started your acting careers early, but they are starting younger and younger. <BR> <BR> My question for you is...what do you wish someone taught you when you were younger? What do you wish you knew when you were starting out? <BR> <BR> I want my program to be educational as well as a creative... Thu, 24 Jan 2008 12:04:17 EST Oh thank goodness... ...that there is actually a team for this! Hi, everybody! Is anyone here working towards playing roles other than "the character part"? <BR> <BR> I'd love to hear from you! Wed, 23 Jan 2008 15:27:36 EST What are your theater ambitions? Hello Everyone! First, I will introduce myself since I just joined this team! I am Ashley! :) <BR> <BR> I want to know what everyone's theater ambitions are! I used to do professional theater when I was 15-18 and decided that I did not want to follow my original dream of going to Broadway because I couldn't handle the politics. Then I went back to community theater in college and loved it! In fact, I just got done with playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast and I loved it so much that I ... Sun, 13 Jan 2008 16:00:43 EST Balancing theater and self-care (and "hi!" :) ) Hi everyone! I'm new to this team, and I'm looking forward to hearing about everyone's adventures in acting and the theater! <BR> <BR> I'm interested in hearing ideas on how to balance what is--let's face it--an incredibly time consuming hobby (or job, for some) with taking care of yourself. I just got finished with a run of "The Scottish play" (I forget--am I allowed to *type* the name? ;) ) at the local civic theater and up until about tech week, I was hanging in there in terms of not ea... Wed, 5 Dec 2007 21:35:08 EST Just Saw Rent LIVE for the 1st Time! Boy, I thought I was in love with Rent after seeing the movie. But, seeing the live show this past Sunday just totally swept me off my feet. What an AMAZING show! I almost forgot how much I love the theatre!!! Tue, 6 Nov 2007 19:48:36 EST Online RENT Audition! Hey guys! I hope all are well! For my fellow RENT enthusiats, you might find this interesting: <BR> <BR> There is a RENT online singing competition going on. The top three receive a trip to New York, two tickets to the show, and a private audition with the casting director (the latter is what I'm mostly concerned about). <BR> <BR> It would mean the WORLD to me if you'd vote on my audition! I would appreciate it to the ONE HUNDRETH POWER! So follow the link, find my name (Candace Neal), and ... Tue, 18 Sep 2007 17:50:38 EST Fiddler on the Roof coming SOON! Hey friends... I just wanted to share about the production I'm involved in right now. We perform from Sept 13-16 at PAC at John Hardin HS in Elizabethtown, KY. This is community theatre with some people involved being professionals as well. I am Mama #5 (there are no small parts, there are no small parts...) and I'm excited! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow (Sept 4) only, there are FREE TICKETS available at the Fort Knox Federal Credit Union on Ring Road in Elizabethtown, KY for anyone who is intere... Mon, 3 Sep 2007 23:08:04 EST tadah! TADAH! I am new here and just wanted to introduce myself. <BR> I am a voice teacher and an actress/director/choreographer am also a perpetual student. I am so happy to have found this web site! <BR> Wed, 29 Aug 2007 09:07:03 EST new to spark and the team, auditions tonight Hi everyone! I am new here! I am an community theater actress and former director. I moved almost three years ago and left my company back in Texas. I miss them terribly! Since moving here I have had one horrible theater experience, one good one and got a job teaching theater in middle school. Auditions tonight are for Steel Magnolias. I love to audition,so I guess I am off, I'll post later! Mon, 20 Aug 2007 18:45:18 EST Newbie to SP I teach high school theatre, so I thought this group would give me an outlet/resource for some of the daily joys and pains of DRAMA! I do the acting thing, but here lately there's been so little time. Last year was my first year teaching, so there's been a lot to learn. Thu, 26 Jul 2007 10:41:09 EST Tony Awards The Tony Nominations came out today. Also the tickets went on sale. I am going to be in New York that week... so I bought a ticket... I'm in the nose bleed section, but it's a once in a life time opportunity. I'll just make sure to bring my binocculars. <BR> <BR> But what does one wear to the Tony Awards when sitting in the nose bleed section? <BR> <BR> I'm so excited. <BR> <BR> I'm also seeing Curtains, Pirate Queen and Xanadu. Those are the ones I have tickets for. I'll see what els... Tue, 15 May 2007 21:53:28 EST Improvisers? Hi, all. Any improvisers out there? Mon, 7 May 2007 18:45:35 EST Getting Back On Track April has been a crazy month for me. I had a show, started a new job (that also means leaving a job as well after 7 1/2 years), went to Las Vegas for a bachelorette party and went to Los Angeles for a wedding. Also got a cold and severe allergies too. <BR> In all this time I have not excercised much since all my waking hours have been accounted for. But now I need to get back on track. This month I have managed to loose 1 pound (at least I didn't gain). I signed up for the Biggest Looser ... Sun, 29 Apr 2007 20:49:46 EST production photos? Anyone have photos up of shows you are working on right now? <BR> Mona Tue, 24 Apr 2007 13:13:48 EST RIP Kitty Carlisle Hart<BR>6.html <BR> <BR> Kitty Carlisle Hart died today at the age of 96. :( Thu, 19 Apr 2007 10:06:22 EST Our Weird Schedules! I'm finding it tough right now because I'm ASM-ing a show at nights so I'm working 6-10 pm. So I eat a late brekky/lunch, eat "dinner" around 5:30 if not earler, and then after the show I'm feeling snackish! Any tips on staying healthy with this schedule? Thu, 19 Apr 2007 02:08:16 EST Actors that are parents Hi everyone. :) Question for those of you who are parents, how did/do you fit being an actor and being a parent into your life? My husband and I are both young (24) and are starting to attempt to have a child. (Well, we're just not actively preventing it anymore.) Acting, both voice over and stage (my two passions), are important to me to be a part of my life. I'm interested to see how being a parent affected your lives as I'm scared that it may take my career to a screeching halt (reall... Tue, 17 Apr 2007 01:46:49 EST Who's in LA? Anyone else in the LA area? I'm up in Pasadena. Mon, 9 Apr 2007 17:09:29 EST Anyone have trouble getting back into it? Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> So I was a theatre major in college and haven't done any theatre since I graduated in May 05. I have been doing some voice over work out here (my first love) and I was in the ensemble for one opera (lucked into it, didn't have to audition). That's it though. I miss it. I signed up for a Shakespeare class at a classical theatre here but ahh.. I have SUCH a terrible case of stage fright. I'm so nervous that when we get to working pieces in class that I'm about ready... Sun, 8 Apr 2007 15:37:35 EST Theatre with all female or nearly all female cast Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> A friend of mine needs a show pronto get up and running for his small theatre company. The production they were working on fell through and they have the space rented so they'd like to fill it! They are looking for a straight show with an all female or primarily female cast. Steel Magnolias is being done by a pro theatre nearby so they can't get the rights. Anyone have any other great ideas? Thu, 5 Apr 2007 12:50:47 EST Newbie here! :) Hi everyone. I'm new. My name is Michelle. I live in LA (well Pasadena). I am primarily a voice actress currently, but I studied theatre in school back in the Midwest and am trying to get back into out here. My first love is Shakespeare, though I've never played a role in a Shakespeare production. (My school didn't do a whole ton of Shakespeare.) My second love is musical theatre and the opera. I've done one opera out here and it was a ton of fun! :) I'm happy to be here among what ... Thu, 5 Apr 2007 10:08:19 EST I survived Tech with out eating a bunch of junk in the green room. <BR> I did not have any krispy kremes, I did not have any brownies. I had only one very small bite of Hobee's coffee cake and a couple of hershey's kisses. <BR> I feel pretty good about that. Mon, 2 Apr 2007 21:40:09 EST How do you handle a preview? Hi everyone...I have a preview tomorrow and I am really nervous, both about the sneak peek of the play (we are still two weeks from accual performance)and the food that will be served during the party. Eating before hand is not an option...I go straight from work to the party. I know I should stick to the veggie tray.... <BR> I guess I just need some support that I can do this sneek peak without blowing calories.... <BR> Sorry...I am whining!! <BR> <BR> Mona Wed, 28 Mar 2007 15:52:01 EST Funny play I'm in.. I'm the only one overweight, but it's only four of us. One of the characters talks about me being bowlegged and a cow. I hear it everyday and the laughter from the audience and I wonder, wow are they laughing b/c it's true or are they laughing because of the way she says it. Who knows, but it doesn't bother me much.. just thought I would share it. lol. Kinda funny, I can take a joke and I see the humor in things. Fri, 16 Mar 2007 03:31:15 EST What's your favorite show? I LOVE Chicago. Now THOSE dancers are always in the best shape, I envy! Wed, 28 Feb 2007 17:41:36 EST I'm new! Well, not to SparkPeople, but to the groups -- hope I can get the hang of them! :0) <BR> <BR> A little intro: I'm 40 (gah, that hurt to say that), and I'm an Equity actress. I just opened as Olivia in Twelfth Night, and I managed to lose ten pounds during the rehearsal process (woo-hoo!) Now the trick is to lose another ten during the run (5 weeks) -- I hope it's possible! <BR> <BR> I also do voice-over work and some teaching (mostly Shakespeare to HS kids). <BR> <BR> That's it! Looki... Mon, 29 Jan 2007 17:48:54 EST Happy Holidays I noticed the action in this group has been slow for the past month, no posts. So I thought I would post, and wish you all Happy Holidays. I know it is very hard during this time of year to stick to a healthy nutrition plan, but you can do it, if you want it! I cannot say that I am going to be 100% fully committed to sparks, but at least in my mind I know that just because the food is there, does not mean that I have to eat it. I try to keep that in mind lol. <BR> <BR> Blessings to all... Mon, 18 Dec 2006 11:19:50 EST Psychodramatic Theatre - workshop today. Hey everyone, I am doing something very special for myself today. I'm attending a workshop at the Expressive Arts Institute, here in San Diego. It's called "Unmasking the Theatre of Life". I'm so excited about it. Here is the description: <BR> <BR> The workshop will be focused on Intermodal Psychodrama and Therapeutic Theater. The experience is a dynamic, active unmasking process using psychodrama and other expressive arts therapy methods. This first ever San Diego event will be spontane... Thu, 16 Nov 2006 11:26:27 EST Ready for the Holidays? I'm sitting here listening to my holiday music, pulling out the decorations, and I have the Xmas spirit! <em>233</em> Fri, 3 Nov 2006 22:15:26 EST Hello from Saskatchewan! Hey guys I'm a 21 year old theatre student from Canada, and am extremely glad to have found this group on sparkpeople! I'm looking forward to seeing progress in myself and in others! Sun, 15 Oct 2006 03:59:52 EST Does rehearsal = exercize? I realized, coming home from tonight's four-hour rehearsal, that I was exhausted! You guys know how it can be -- running the same scene 40 times in a row and doing probably a hundred laps around the stage in the course of the night. <BR> <BR> I know that *dance* counts as exercize, but this wasn't a dance rehearsal. Still, I'm sure it has to count for something. Does anyone have any estimates of how many calories an hour of active rehearsal might burn? Tue, 10 Oct 2006 22:16:33 EST who we are Why don't we put in who we each are and what are acting goals are? Then we don't have to repeat it each time a new friend joins us? Fri, 28 Jul 2006 23:09:53 EST Most inspiring actors/a actresses and why~ Thoughts for our inspirations and "heroes"~ Fri, 28 Jul 2006 23:07:20 EST tricks of the trade/helpful sharing Up for sharing ideas ~ Fri, 28 Jul 2006 23:05:19 EST What is your financial mindset? I found this article through the newsletter, and I found it extremely helpful. I think it's definitely a wonderful idea to have a better financial mindset, and it will help us to make better decisions financially too. Here is the link, check it out: <BR><BR>icle.php?articleID=1181&lastUpdate=200<BR>60718190759 Wed, 19 Jul 2006 14:51:46 EST Actresses/Actors and Other Theatre Enthusiats! Gro This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "Actresses/Actors and Other Theatre Enthusiats!" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> This is for every actress/actor out there dealing with the struggles and triumphs of a thankless but wonderful business! It's hard being in a group of perfect bodies! Mon, 3 Apr 2006 01:45:42 EST