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hear ye, hear ye! BIG NEWS! [16 Aug 2006|05:36pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]

attention manatee players folks!

tomorrow morning, 10:30 AM, will be the official  golden shovel ceremony for the new theatre. that means we're breaking ground so construction can begin! rick kerby called me and asked me to drum up folks to come down and watch. it should be very exciting! this is at the site of the *NEW* theatre, just up from our current location. be there if you can! i think ryland is going to film it, too, if you can't be there to witness it.

this is another one of those things that would be great to have a lot of people attend. hopefully i'll be there! see you there!

(sorry for the double post if you also read my journal!)

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[09 May 2006|04:50pm]


Ahhhh I can't wait til our first audience tonight! Break a leg, guys!
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[28 Dec 2005|04:49pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

So AGYG has an audiance in a week.

I think the only thing I can say is, oh my god!

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[15 Dec 2005|07:02pm]

[ mood | anxious ]

Ok so AGYG is going to be good but might take longer than the cast would like.

10 days till we open, Eeek!

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[08 Nov 2005|11:39am]

i'm hoping to tech for agyg since i didnt audition.
who else is teching?

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[17 Oct 2005|08:11am]

[ mood | creative ]

Hello everyone!

I was at the auditions last night and got a call back for Step Sister and Cinderella? maybe... but I want to know what everyone else got?!?!!?

Im sure you all ROCKED!


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in a rut, disarray [02 Oct 2005|12:51pm]

[ mood | nostalgic ]

guys, i miss pippin.

really really really bad.

batboy's gonna be cool. . . but nothing's the same as pippin.

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[12 Aug 2005|05:56pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Who all is teching Bat Boy other than me?

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[20 Jul 2005|07:19pm]

I didn't audition, but does anyone know the casts of Bat Boy and Pippin?
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Anyone hear anything about Bat Boy / Pippin? [13 Jul 2005|08:41pm]

[ mood | nervous...waiting... ]

Hey BJ/Bryan here...

Just wondering if anyone has heard anything about the two shows! Not necessarily about the dance audition today (Pippin), but in general about either show! I have quite a few friends that auditioned that don't really know what's going on, not to mention I'm not sure of everything either!

Just wondering!

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Breaking legs [10 Jul 2005|06:06pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Hey folks, Heather here.

I just wanted to wish everyone the best of luck tonight at whatever auditions you are at (Pippin/Bat Boy at Manatee Players or Beauty and the Beast at Venice). I know all of you are nervous, but realize, well most of you I'm sure have done many a show and have worked with Rick. Despite, that, nerves will still take over. You know your talent, you love your theatre.

I only wish with all of my heart that I could be there with you. To be honest, I envy all of you so much right now, and wish I could share in the angst. I have been so out of the Manatee Players loop now for a year, and it's very saddening not to share in the community theatre joy with all of you.

I wish you all the best of luck, and no matter what the outcome, never doubt your talent and passion.

I love you all

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[08 Jul 2005|01:27am]

For the people that dont have me on your butty list or your friend's list on LJ. I am getting Married. If you are still wondering who this is, its Chris Laney. I just wanted everyone at the theater to know!!!!
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"The weather would be perfect if it weren't quite so hot!" [27 Jun 2005|12:04am]

[ mood | excited ]


I just found out through one of my livejournal communities (and to confirm the rumor, I did some google researching) that they are making a "Bat Boy" musical movie! And apparently, Deven May will be starring as Bat Boy in the movie as well.
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Rebecca Vere and Deven May in a scene from "Bat Boy"
(I had to post this picture cause it's hilarious)
Seems quite the obscure musical to be joining the Musical Movie bandwagon, but I'm not complaining! Are you?

Opinions are appreciated!! :)

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[18 Jun 2005|08:35pm]

[ mood | crazy ]

Metamorphosis is at the National Theatre Confention right now!


We got an ansemble acting award, sound design, Rick Kerby won best set design, Cherel Best acting, Rick Won best directer.....



OMG YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!



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[17 Jun 2005|04:33pm]

[ mood | giggly ]

Ok all Im just so excited I have to tell everyone, I GOT THE PART OF DOROTHY, in the Wizard of Oz!!!!!!!!!!


You all are going to HAVE to come see it. It runs in September at the St. Pete Little Theatre. Ill get the dates to you all soon.


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[17 Jun 2005|03:59pm]

Wow I didn't know so many people auditioned for Vaudeville Follies. I was in Alabama at the time. . . For those of you who went, how many people were there?

And no, I don't know anything about who's cast, so don't ask! ;)

Looking forward to ASMing for the first time in a while!
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from denny's email [17 Jun 2005|03:52pm]

Here's the email/press release for upcoming auditions:

Auditions for the musicals PIPPIN and BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL will be held at
the Manatee Players’ Riverfront Theatre on Sunday July 10 and Monday July 11
Auditions will be at 7 p.m. both evenings. Auditionees should prepare a
song in their key. The musical director will accompany all auditions.
Dress comfortably for the movement portion of the audition. The only role
for young actors is a boy in the musical PIPPIN. There are no children’s
PIPPIN is a hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale captivated
Broadway audiences and continues to appeal to the young at heart everywhere.
The energetic pop-influenced score by three-time Oscar®-winning
composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz (“Godspell,” “Children of Eden” and the
animated films “Pocahontas,” “The Hunchback Of Notre Dame” and “The Prince
Of Egypt”) bursts with one showstopping number after another, from soaring
ballads to infectious dance numbers.
Based on a story in The Weekly World News, BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL is a musical
comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a
cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. For lack of a better solution, the
local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the town veterinarian, Dr.
Parker, where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught
to act like a "normal" boy by the veterinarian's wife, Meredith, and teenage
daughter, Shelley. Bat Boy is happy with his new life, but when he naively
tries to fit in with the narrow-minded people of Hope Falls, they turn on
him, prodded by the machinations of Dr. Parker, who secretly despises Bat
Boy. Shelley and Bat Boy, who have fallen in love, run away together from
the ignorant townsfolk and have a blissful coupling in the woods, but their
happiness is shattered when Meredith arrives and reveals a secret. Soon the
entire town arrives and hears the shocking story of Bat Boy's unholy origin.
PIPPIN performances will be September 1-18 and BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
performances will be October 13-30. Both shows will be performed at the
Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre. The Manatee Players’ Riverfront Theatre
is located at 102 Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton. Questions about
either show should be directed to Rick Kerby at 941-748-0111.

Sure, fine, don't mention Stephen Schwartz doing Wicked or anything. Ha. Anyway, there it is.
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[15 Jun 2005|10:49pm]

[ mood | busy ]

I thought I would let you all see this years seson, if you havent already.

Show                   Auditions                Runs                 Director

Vaudeville Follies     ------------                   August 4-14                Scott Keys

Pippin                        July 10+11               September 1-18          Rick Kerby

Bat Boy:                   July 10+11                October 13-30            Rick Kerby

Harvey                     September 11+12      November 10-27          Preston Boyd

Cinderella                 October 16+17        December 8-18                TBA

Annie Get Your Gun       October 16+17       January 5-22      Duayne Barrett

The Elephant Man       January 8+9       February 23- March 12       Rick Kerby

Dreamgirls             February 12+13         April 6-23                           WCBTT

Follies                      March 12+13             May 11-28                       Rick Kerby


So what are all of you planing on doing?

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[14 Jun 2005|06:00pm]

Hi guys!
I don't know if this will help anybody in the Grease/Pippin choice or Pippin/Batboy choice or whatever. But at the volunteer party I was told by an *anonymous staff member* that they intend to make Pippin and Batboy both be ages sixteen and up. They said that they wanted to make Batboy ages 18 and up, but that they were trying to alter some things so that it could be a little more Bradentucky friendly.
Now I say *anonymous staff member* because I don't want to report something that might change or be different or incorrect or whatever and then have them be harassed about telling me that. I'm just telling what I heard! But this person should definitely know what they're talking about, so I don't have reason to doubt it.
So anyway if that helps anybody in the decision making process, there it is!

How many of you wild and crazy folks auditioned for Vaudeville Follies? I'm ASM!
How many auditioned for Grease?
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[13 Jun 2005|11:44am]

I hope tp see everyone at the Wizard of Oz auditions tongiht at 7pm at the St. Pete theatre. Good luck to everyone. Oh and everyone did good at the auditions last night. Hope we all get call backs!
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