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Scenery props are used for backyard performances, school plays and theater house performances. Basic props are made from cardboard, large sheets of fabric (such as a sheet) or a combination of the two. The sky is the limit when creating scenery props. Many everyday household items, such as split rail fence posts, old furniture and plastic garbage bags, make good scenery props. Some of the best resources are the individuals in the play. The cast may have a scenery prop at home or can locate one from a friend.
Cable subscribers are limited by the choices available in their residential area. Nationwide digital cable competition does not exist, so customers will often have to choose from what is available to their specific location. In Michigan, customers can choose from a host of regional authorized dealers of major national service providers or directly through the major companies. When comparing cable TV service companies, you should take into account which services are important to you and your family as well as the amount you are willing or capable of spending for service.
"Red" is a compelling, dramatic play that ran on Broadway in 2010. It is the story Mark Rothko, of one of the best artists of the 20th century. The story follows Rothko's rise to fame, which stems from the creation of his biggest artistic masterpiece. The play explores the challenges he faces as his success and fame increase.
Located in northeastern Oregon, the city of Hermiston is serviced by one cable company: Charter Communications. Charter, the fourth-largest cable service provider in the United States as of 2011, offers cable television, high-speed Internet and phone services. The nearest Charter sales office to Hermiston about a 30-minute drive away, in Kennewick, Wash.
"The Diary of Anne Frank" is the title of both a play and film that tell the true story of Jewish teenager Anne Frank while she and her family were in hiding from Nazi forces in the Netherlands during World War II. Each was adapted from the book, "Diary of a Young Girl," which was an edited version of her diary that was written during the war. The play was written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and it opened in 1955.
The next time you watch a movie musical or stage production, look for references to the film world or stage world. Backstage musicals are essentially musicals devoted to the inner workings of a production. The production encompasses parts of traditional musicals, including the song and dance numbers, but also incorporates dialogue scenes, with everything relating to an often fictitious play or performance.
"The Little Mermaid" is a Broadway musical based on the Disney film of the same name. Produced by Disney Theatrical, "The Little Mermaid" opened in January 2008 and closed in August 2009. Suitable for children and adults, the show features a brand new musical score and a few plot changes from the iconic film.
The history of the ballad stretches back to the medieval era in Europe. Since then ballads have been popular throughout history, being used throughout the world in several ways, raging from camp fire songs to musicals. Today, ballads are often used in popular music, such as rock music, and often take the form of love songs. Ballads can be used in several ways in musicals, and a single, all-encompassing, definition of a ballad does not exist.
"Plaid Tidings" is a holiday musical revue set in the Christmas season. It was written by Stuart Ross in 2001. He wrote it soon after the Sept. 11 attacks in the U.S., because staff at the Pasadena Playhouse thought people could use a bit more holiday cheer in the aftermath of the disaster.
The opera "Peter Grimes" is a tale of tragedy about a fisherman who first loses his apprentice at sea and receives advice to avoid taking on a new apprentice until he can find a woman to take care of the apprentice. A chasm occurs between the town and Peter Grimes as they do not believe he is innocent of his apprentice's death. Composer Benjamin Britten uses several techniques to illustrate the isolation between Grimes and the world he finds himself ostracized from.
A children's theater company focuses its productions on family-friendly shows that educate and entertain children. In addition to theatrical shows, children's theater companies also offer training opportunities to teach children about acting and the arts. The Philadelphia area is home to a variety of theater companies that cater to children and their families.
"Beauty and the Beast" is a musical by Sir Tim Rice with Alan Menken. It is loosely based upon Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve's 18th century fairy tale. In common with most fables, "Beauty and the Beast" is a morality tale. Spoiler warning: This article gives away the ending of the story.
"The Phantom of the Opera" tells the story of a supposedly haunted 19th century Parisian opera house. Based on the 1911 novel "Le Fantome de l'Opera" by French author Gaston Leroux, the story became a 1925 film starring Lon Chaney before resurfacing again in 1986 as the basis of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical.
Richard Bissell wrote a novel entitled "7 1/2 Cents" that served as the basis for the musical "The Pajama Game." The characters in "The Pajama Game" desire better wages for their work at a pajama manufacturing factory and try to convince the management to provide them with an hourly raise of 7 1/2 cents. Add to the mix an office romance between the labor representative and the new manager, and you have an exciting and stormy musical.
Marshall is a small college town located on Minnesota's Great Plains about 30 miles east of the South Dakota border. The city, which has about 13,000 residents, is home to Southwest Minnesota State University, a public institution of higher learning, as well as numerous corporate headquarters. Marshall residents can choose between Knology or Charter Communications for cable services, each of which offers viewers access to numerous local television stations as part of their basic cable packages.
Located in a renovated building that opened in 1927, The Midland by AMC hosts live musical acts and comedians. Hotels in downtown Kansas City that sit near the theater are also located within a short drive of the city’s Negro League baseball museum, blues clubs, sports facilities, zoo, contemporary art museum, children’s art museum and historic theaters. Since Kansas City can see weather in the 20s and 30s during the winter, many of the city’s downtown hotels have indoor swimming pools or cocktail lounges that guests can relax in during different seasons.
Music and theater fans in northern Florida stay entertained with shows at the Florida Theatre. This downtown Jacksonville theater has been restored to its original 1927 condition. Patrons of the Florida Theatre see local theater productions as well as nationally touring musicians throughout the year. The theater’s location in the center of Jacksonville allows visitors to shop, dine and drink before shows. The Florida Theatre is also conveniently located near downtown hotels and inns.
The London theater district lies in the West End of London, in a compact area known as Theatreland. Hotels in this area meet the needs of theater patrons who desire accommodations conveniently close to the theaters they will be attending. These hotels can be identified by the street or cluster of streets on which they lie.
The Greek Theater is within minutes of several lodging choices that provide a perfect base to explore Hollywood's glitz and glamor. The properties range from one-of-a-kind boutique accommodations with storied histories to a budget hotel with stylish guest rooms. The hotels are within walking distance of the Hollywood Entertainment District, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, ethnic neighborhoods and the Hollywood/Highland Metro subway station, which provides access to downtown.
The Orpheum Theatre takes patrons into the past without leaving downtown Minneapolis. This 2,600-seat theater on Hennepin Avenue features signage and interior decor dating back to 1921. Visitors to Minneapolis can attend the Orpheum Theatre year-round for musicals, rock concerts and comedy shows. The theater’s location along Hennepin offers convenient access to restaurants, bars and boutique shops. Patrons can also find plenty of hotels and inns within minutes of the Orpheum.