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  2. lucasbieneke:

    Apparently my director went to see a production of West Side Story a few years ago, and the guy playing Chino forgot his gun before coming out for his final scene. Once it got to the big scene where he is supposed to shoot Tony, he screeched “Poison Boots” and kicked the actor playing Tony until he went down. The girl playing Maria then had to jerk the shoe off of Chino’s foot, and had to do the gunshot scene asking “How many kicks Chino? How many kicks, and one kick left for me”.

     


  3. 142. Hamlet’s mother will not be played by a woman who could have gone to high school with the actor playing Hamlet.
     


  4. cosettefauchelevents:

    what if they took west side story and made a version where it was set in verona in the 1400s and instead of gangs there are two powerful italian families. i just think that would be really cool

    (via greenbuster)

     


  5. wendy-birds-and-total-nerds:

    buckbarrow:

    the theatre fandom is a little overly dramatic 

    "I don’t know what you mean," I sing passionately as I ride the chandelier to the ground, waving an enormous red flag.

    (via nevermore191)

     


  6. novakian:

    rhett-the-jet:

    The next time there’s an awkward silence, try whispering, “Did you forget your line?”

    (via shorty-cake)

     

  7. amateurextraordinaire:

    girlwithalessonplan:

    awkwardblackstagehand:

    techweek:

    Do you own this book, techies? You should, it’s amazing. It has literally everything you will ever need to know about theatre tech. Get it! Read it! Love it!

    Yep!!

    When I took over the tech theater class, my husband got me this.  

    Fucking love this thing

     


  8. I wrote my first play, Uncommon Women and Others, in the hopes of seeing an all-female curtain call in the basement of the Yale School of Drama. A man in the audience stood up during a post show discussion and announced, “I can’t get into this, it’s all about girls.” I thought to myself, “Well, I’ve been getting in to Hamlet and Laurence of Arabia my whole life, so you better start trying.”
    — Wendy Wasserstein (via disneyprincesspotter)

    (Source: realliveprincess, via huggablekaiju)

     

  9. the-leader-in-red:

    So, someone was searching for the whole scene of the Death of Mercutio in which the Romercutio kiss happens. This is it. Enjoy

    burning feels

     

  10. kryptaria:

    Tor.com found this picture of a young, ripped Patrick Stewart as Oberon in a 1977 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

    Click the link to see a gorgeous young Sir Ian McKellen, too.

    (via or-even-cured)

     

  11. deducecanoe:

    ghost-jehan:

    The (in)famous Romercutio kiss from the italian version of the musical

    Wow. I will sail that ship. 

    (Source: drunkpylades, via welshyak)

     


  12. snafflebithumptywink:

    snafflebithumptywink:

    xdominoe:

    snafflebithumptywink:

    omfg tony nominations

    today

    tONY NOMINATIONS TO DAY

    shhhHHHHH

    I WILL NOT

    THIS IS MY SUPERBOWL

    TONDFHJSNOMTRDITNGTIONSTODAYHJ

     


  13. snafflebithumptywink:

    xdominoe:

    snafflebithumptywink:

    omfg tony nominations

    today

    tONY NOMINATIONS TO DAY

    shhhHHHHH

    I WILL NOT

    THIS IS MY SUPERBOWL

    (via atouchofsass)

     


  14. snafflebithumptywink:

    xdominoe:

    snafflebithumptywink:

    omfg tony nominations

    today

    tONY NOMINATIONS TO DAY

    shhhHHHHH

    I WILL NOT

    THIS IS MY SUPERBOWL

     


  15. Among drama students, “Milking the Giant Cow" is a term that refers to the practice of holding your hands skyward (or merely gesticulating wildly) to show emotion. May be accompanied by a Skyward Scream.

    If they fall to their knees while doing so, they are contractually obligated to raise their hands to the heavens, grasp the invisible teats tightly, and pull down a few times, as if milking an oversized bovine.