Recently, some of our team headed to New York City for the Educational Theatre Association’s (EdTA) annual conference. You read that right … some of our country’s most talented theatre teachers (and fans) in the home of Broadway. It was a week to remember! Here are highlights from some of our team: “Wow, there is […]
If you’re like me, it’s a bright point in the day to sit down with a cup of coffee in the early hours, be it 6am or 9am, and jumpstart my creativity with a few inspirational videos. Here are 5 guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing today! Video One“Do What You Can’t”Casey Neistat on […]
A little peek behind the scenes at Theatre Avenue, where we design and animate projections for theatre and ballet shows. This video will give you a taste of what it’s like here: warm, fun, and down to earth. But we are also a team committed to doing incredible work for incredible makers of theatre—drama teachers, […]
This week on Behind the Curtain, we talk to Atlanta theatre director Amanda Farnsworth about how she keeps theatre directing fun show after show. She discusses how to beat the ‘dog days’ leading up to tech week, where the jokes cease to be funny and everyone is starting to feel tired and burned out. Amanda has a […]
One of the most inspiring clips I’ve seen about the arts and the importance of pursuing what you love—and what you were made to do in life:
Loved La La Land. LOVED it! A sweet, fresh and original movie with a lot to think about. Of all the parts I enjoyed, here was my highlight: Thought of my many creative, artistic friends and their hearts to make beautiful things.
This week on Behind the Curtain we talk with artistic director Amanda Farnsworth about how school and community theatre is good for kids, creating a safe place for them to learn and experience joy and family. Video Length: 2:07 QUESTION: “Why is Theatre Good for Kids?” AMANDA: “The first time I saw a theatre production on stage my mind dripped out of […]
Wow, love this quote about theatre from Simon Callow. Captures what I have felt about theatre since my early shows as a child—being swept away by ‘The Nutcracker Ballet’ in 2nd grade to my first ‘big spectacle production’ of ‘Phantom of the Opera’ in high school. I had no idea what I was walking into, […]
Check out this incredible ‘re-imagining’ of the classic ‘chill’ scene from West-Side Story by director Seth Epstein. The choreography brims with energy and creativity, somehow capturing the core of the original while bringing a fresh but equally intense performance. Point blank, it’s just cool!
With all of the challenges and things to do leading up to a show or production, it’s always important to remember… “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.” TOM HANKS, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
“In almost every musical ever written, there’s a place that’s usually about the third song of the evening – sometimes it’s the second, sometimes it’s the fourth, but it’s quite early – and the leading lady usually sits down on something; sometimes it’s a tree stump in Brigadoon, sometimes it’s under the pillars of […]
You can feel it in the air. And also in the record number of times people have watched the simple teaser trailer Disney released for their upcoming live-action adaptation of ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ You have to admit. Everything looks and feels right for this film so far. The stunning and highly imaginative production design. The air […]
Theatre is best when it stirs those things in each of us which are hopeful and good. Reminding us that in a dark world, there are still things to hope for, fight for, and remember. That’s the journey I want to take most when I see a play or listen to a song. A journey into […]
I feel like I know this type of show, although I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen one. The more serious side of theatre of course:) Made me laugh!