New Grunge Musical Could Feature Music From Nirvana And Soundgarden – Blabbermouth.net

O.M.G. – I hope this becomes reality…

According to The Pulse Of Radio, a Seattle theater is currently developing a grunge musical that could feature songs from some of the genre’s most iconic artists, including NIRVANA, SOUNDGARDEN and ALICE IN CHAINS. As first reported by Rolling Stone, the Seattle Repertory Theatre has commissioned the project, which will feature an original story about “a brilliant grunge musician and the rival who may have killed him.” The musical takes place in Seattle in the early ’90s.

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Mainers want to turn this picturesque island fort into a music, theater destination

This would be amazing.  I would definitely visit!

PORTLAND, Maine — Sitting in the middle of Portland Harbor, Fort Gorges is completely open to the public. There are few safety rails in the 19th century military installation. It has no front door and the fort is never closed. Visitors, who must come by private boat, are free to roam. Nothing is off limits.

It’s been this way since the federal government gave it to the city in 1960. But that’s changing.

Source: Mainers want to turn this picturesque island fort into a music, theater destination — Living — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

Are D-FW theater groups fair to women playwrights?  | Theater | Dallas News

Gender parity has been a growing issue across the nation. A  study  released June 27 by Actors Equity shows that women find fewer work opportunities and draw lower salaries than their white male counterparts. The study  examined employment data for shows that opened between 2013 and 2015. It is in line with an article in the Oct. 16 edition of American Theatre that notes that women wrote just 26 percent of plays in the 2015-16 season. Add to that the preponderance of roles for men in the classic canon, and

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How to Showcase Your Musical Theater Talents in Los Angeles | Backstage

Most people think of NYC or the West End when it comes to musical theater, but Los Angeles is actually a close third for these opportunities. In fact, I got my Equity card doing musical theater in L.A. years ago and I have many clients who got their start on Broadway or professional Equity theater by doing shows and auditions out west. It can certainly be easier to attend Broadway auditions if you live in New York, but theater CDs do come to Los Angeles to find talent.

LA may not be the first city that comes to mind when you think “music theater”, but it can be done.

Read at:  How to Showcase Your Musical Theater Talents in Los Angeles | Backstage

Broadway actor tells local students: Art pays off | Life | daily-journal.com

Personally, I would love to see more well-known success stories in each industry making themselves available to our educational system for workshops and/or lectures.  You can never underestimate the power of motivation and the power of experiencing the first-hand stories of success in a chosen field or topic.

Schools that don’t have a big enough budget to bring someone “famous” in could band together with other schools in their county – maybe hold a shared workshop or lecture hall.

This would be beneficial to almost all topics our youth follow and are maybe considering a career in – Sports, Science, The Arts, The Trades, etc. – bring those in who have succeeded in their chosen interest and have them explain how they did it – what it took – share their failures & successes to give the youth a leg up on what to expect and what it’s going to take to achieve their goals.

Education should be a community effort – involve all facets of a community. The school should simply be the centralized location from which it is organized and day-to-day instruction takes place.  But everywhere in your community should be a “classroom” and each of us a “teacher”.

You can’t just love acting, said Broadway Actor Don Richard to the teens gathered at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School on Saturday. You have to know the business side, too.

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