This Sunday (May 10th) is Mother’s Day. In celebration, here is my playlist celebrating the best (and worst) moms in musicals! 1.) “She Used to Be Mine” from Waitress: The Musical I didn’t connect with “Waitress: The Musical” until after my mother passed away. Now I can’t stop the tears from falling every time I hear this song. 2.) “Rose’s Turn” from Gypsy Rose is probably the most famous stage mother in all of
As Stage Managers, we’re used to not getting any of the spotlight. Heck, I think we prefer it that way, the thought of having to be onstage has given me a sweaty brow! However, FUN FACT ALERT: 2020 is the ‘Year of the Stage Manager’. Who’d have thought SMs would get an entire year! Of course, the irony of it being the same year of a global pandemic is certainly not lost. While the majority
Hello, friends! Another socially distant update coming your way! What a weekend! This Saturday & Sunday, RLT produced a virtual 24-hr Play Festival. With over 30 artists working together from their homes, SIX brand new plays came to life. They were written, directed, rehearsed, and performed live all over the course of a single day and we broadcast the entire thing! We could not be more proud. We just want to send a special thanks
It has been over a month since Nevada entered into a state of “shelter in place,” bringing about a whole new daily routine for most of us. Life is not the same for any of us at the moment as the Covid-19 pandemic has forced most of the country into a state of quarantine. Life is much different, but one thing remains the same: I still see the world through musicals. Here is my take
Before diving into becoming a Stage Manager specifically at Reno Little Theater, check out the various volunteer opportunities. There are lots, like so many! Here are some: Play Discovery Committee Special Events Committee Technical/Production Stage Manager Assistant Stage Manager Run Crew Costumer/Seamstress Set construction Front of House Box Office Lead Concessions Lead/Helper Usher Now back to SMs, let us have this…. It’ll be the only time we get the spotlight! Stage Management is a challenging
Hi Parents! Welcome to what is fast becoming the new normal! I hope you are all still practicing safe distancing protocols and remaining healthy and happy in your homes. I know we are all longing to see all our friends and go to gatherings and parties and all that fun stuff. I know my daughter is aching to have a sleepover with her bestie! We will get there my friends but we must remain patient.
Safety Onstage Safety starts before an audience ever sees the first performance. When set designs are being formulated, costumes being ideated, props being postulated, when a director has a vision that includes discussions about physics… this is the time the seeds of what safety will look like in any production are sown. I’d like to focus, though, if you’ll indulge me, on the safety of a door. I know it seems rather small and mundane,