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Avenue Q puppets for rent!

Posted by: Swazzle Puppets (April 21, 2013)

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Rent this full set of professionally built puppets for your next production of Avenue Q or Avenue Q: School Edition. Swazzle's Avenue Q puppets are based on original designs created by Rick Lyon.

Please call 866-792-9953 or email contact@swazzle.com to get a quote today!

 We will ship our puppets anywhere, nationally or internationally.

Monty Python's Spamalot!

Posted by: Pierre's Costumes (March 21, 2013)

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We're so excited to be involved in creating a set of rental costumes for a production of Monty Python's Spamalot coming up soon!  This is such a fantastic show and so much fun for the actors as well as the audience! 

Here are some of the costumes that we'll have ready to rent for more upcoming productions! monty python's spamalot

Monty Python's Spamalot

(these are just pics from the Broadway production, since we are in the middle of construction)

If you are interested in Renting our set please give us a call! 

Pierre's Costumes - (215) 925-7121

"If we can't costume you, nobody can!"

March Deal

Posted by: MSMT Costumes (March 21, 2013)

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Rent any of the following shows in March and get 10% off: The Wiz, South Pacific, Miss Saigon, Peter Pan, and A Year With Frog and Toad

It's About the Story

Posted by: Rodney Robbins (March 11, 2013)

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My play writing blog over at http://www.MyNewPlay.com has been neglected lately. I've been writing on my fantasy novel "Pantoom." When I blog, I don't write. When I write, I don't blog. You?

English/Theater Teacher Needed

Posted by: Rodney Robbins (February 13, 2013)

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I just finished rewriting my show "The Under Mole, the Cricket and the Grasshopper" for reader's theater. Now, I need someone to proof read it for grammar, spelling, accidentally inserted shopping lists and such. The play is finished, runs about 50 pages in play manuscript format (Celtx) and is a fun read. If you are interested, contact me:

Rodney@MyNewPlay.com.

Thanks. Laughing

FAME A 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Posted by: father fame (February 8, 2013)

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THIS YEAR IS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF FAME-THE MUSICAL AT THE COCONUT GROVE PLAYHOUSE IN MIAMI AND THE WALNUT STREET THEATRE IN PHILADELPHIA. THE SHOW RECEIVED SPECTACULAR REVIEWS. BOTH THEATRES DID INCREDIBLE BUSINESS AND EXTENDED THEIR RUNS. WHAT SWEET MEMORIES I HAVE FROM IT ALL.

Jtf 2013

Posted by: Kaitlin Perry (January 16, 2013)

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Its another year full of excitment that kicks off with the best place ever JTF (I would live their if it was all year long and i could!)  We have all worked so hard to get our performances to the best they can be and we only have one shot to give it our all and to make all the hard work count! So good luck to all the teams competing, I hope yall do great! cant wait to meet some of you! 

The Playwright's Pause

Posted by: Rodney Robbins (January 4, 2013)

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Not every scene in your play has to be about your main character struggling against his sworn enemy. Real stories almost never work that way.

At the same time, almost every scene needs to have conflict. So, as you write, try this trick--pause, just long enough to decide who wants what, what or who stands against them and the planned outcome of the scene. 

Bill wants Janet to go to the movies. Janet wants to buy slippers. "They're 45% off!" Jane wants to take Allen to the movies. Allen wants to stay in their secret love nest--like they always do. Darnell just wants to get home without sliding off the road in this terrible ice storm. Kenya does NOT want to fall in love with her coworker. He has no idea how charming he is to her. 

Don't forget the best scene endings are no, heck no and yes but. 

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Posted by: Rodney Robbins (December 23, 2012)

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Scene Structure

Posted by: Rodney Robbins (December 3, 2012)

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The unit of measure for an actor might be the line, but for playwrights, it is the scene. Every scene has someone who wants something, and someone (or something) that wants to STOP THEM.

There are only four dramatic outcomes for any scene:

  • Yes.
  • Yes, BUT
  • No, and
  • Hell no!

Dramatically, "Yes" is the weakest answer. Dramatically, "Hell no!" is the strongest answer.

You will build drama into your stories when every scene has someone who wants something, someone (or something) to opposed them, and one of the following answers: yes, yes but, no or hell no!