The setup of the stage was very simple. It was the living room of a home in the early 1980’s. It looked like a normal household, and it had small things such as crumpled up pieces of paper lying around the wastebasket. It also had a couch, circular class table and a recliner in the living room. The dining room was to the left side of the stage and only had the dining table and surrounding chairs. There was a door in the back of the set where characters entered and exited through. Beside the door was a table and stool where Willum presumably worked on his blueprints for the hotel. The lighting design was great; it put you into the atmosphere of the
Open, crowded, lots of natural light, no props. If asked to describe the Elizabethan Theatre houses some of those words and phrases could be used. In the Elizabethan Era, theater was a very large part of life. Everyone in Europe, who could afford to go to the theater, went. Whether one was a simple commoner or if one was Queen Elizabeth herself, they would have enjoyed going to the Globe to watch all the exciting and dramatic plays. Queen Elizabeth, who rose to the throne in England in 1558, loved watching all the plays that were performed all around England (Somerset Fry 164). The Theatre in the Elizabethan Era was greatly impacted on the different historical events that were in the Era and they were mirrored in many plays, specifically Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest.
People have dreams of what they want to do or accomplish in life, but usually musical theatre is just pushed into the non-realistic void. It isn’t a dream for me. In the past four years, musical theatre has been clarified as my reality. Musical theatre has been the only thing I have seen myself wanting to do. My first love was The Phantom of the Opera, seeing how I watched it almost every day and it was one of the first shows I saw. Of course, I started doing all of those cute shows in middle school and making a huge deal about it to my family and friends, but I have never felt so passionate about something. The minute I get up on that stage I throw away Riley for two and a half hours and it’s the most amazing feeling! Being able to tell a story
I remember arriving at the theater a few minutes late and slipping into my seat around 2:05pm, however thankfully the stage was still dark. I wasn’t too far away from the stage, maybe 5 or 6 rows back, which was definitely helpful, as I could see everything on the stage at an up close view. Being that this was my first real, live performance play, I was definitely a bit nervous and sort of anxious not really sure what to expect. I remember just looking around and seeing a lot of smiling people laughing, talking, and waiting for the play to begin…just like me.
Musical theatre originated from something called an Operetta. An Operetta is a genre of light opera, light in terms both of music and subject matter. It is also closely related, in English-language works, to forms of musical theatre.
The stage was a small circle and the audience was circling around the stage. On the stage was a single small bench. I was surprised because I am used to being in a theater that has a stage with numerous props. Once the production started, I immediately realized that the play was character based. It relied on only the characters to tell the story, since there was no props or scenery on the stage besides the bench .This complemented the play because it made the audience pay more attention the dialogue, and it gave the characters meaning. For example, usually the props are what carry the play, but this time since there was hardly any props or scenery, the characters are the ones who gave the play life and meaning. It made the play appear more real and full of life. In my personal experience, I felt a connection the characters and found myself feelings emotions for them, whether it was being angry at them, sad for them, etc. Additionally, the lighting and sound design where done extremely well. There wasn’t too much music in the play, but the small amount there was gave the scene that the music was playing in more emotion. For example, when Proteus starts singing about loving Sylvia, it made the audience feel more heartbreak for Julia, since she was able to hear what Proteus was singing about. I wasn’t familiar with John Kander when I went into the theater, so I could not tell which songs where is. However, I did enjoy the music and the sounds, for example crickets in the background, boats departing, etc. The sounds gave the scenes more life, since there was hardly any props used in the stage. Additionally, the lightning helped create different scenes. For example, when it was night, the lights turned a darkish purple/blue color. When it was morning, the lights where bright, and even sometimes orange. This made the scenes more dramatic, since the audience can see and hear what is going on
Overall there was a strong script with excellent actors. The performance was very funny. There was a well designed set and costumes. The performance I saw influenced my opinions on theatre in general, in a positive way. I will definitely consider using theatre for my future entertainment(closing paragraphs are hard).
The theatres were either public or private so people could choose where they wanted to watch the plays from. The plays were mostly performed one each day as compared to these days where a play can go up to a month. The players wore costumes that were expensive and they had bright colors t...
The lights and the layout of the stage was phenomenal and worked amazingly with the way of the story, from the lights shining onto the band members in the basement to quickly shifting to the recording room where something completely different is occurring whether it's Ma arguing with the policeman or Dussie Mae portrayed by Nija Okoro snooping around the studio. The way the actors and actresses would resume back into their role when the lights shined on them I found extremely incredible. Scenes where everything was quiet and serious were consistent with the lightning of the stage and reaction of the crowd although there were interruptions by the audiences which did make some of the scenes awkward and not taken so serious due to the ruckus. The plot was able to capture the audience's attention really by incorporating different scenes in which the audience goes along with the sayings like the continuous of “1, 2, you know what to do” which the audience began to mimic it. The relieving scene of Sylvester finally being able to overcome his stutter really drew the attention of the audience and the frustrating scene where we find out that the recorder wasn't plugged in and everything would have to be redone does a wonder to gather our
It was easy to see that a great deal of rehearsal had gone into this show. The stage hands, lighting/sound technicians, and orchestra were extremely skilled. If there were any mistakes during the show, they were certainly not noticeable! I was particularly impressed at how quickly the stage hands were able to change the sets. Each set change was accompanied by a short piece of instrumental music, which was a nice distraction from what was happening on the dark stage. The lighting directors also did an outstanding job on this show. The lighting was adjusted at the perfect times to fit each scene appropriately. Last but certainly not least, the sound quality was perfect. There was never as much as a crackling microphone. The volume of the orchestra was perfectly mixed with the vocals, creating a soundtrack quality
The stage specifically looked wonderful, and it particularly had an older style to it in a subtle way. The actors mostly were able to look and definitely feel like they specifically were from the 50’s era. I really think they were able to get the accent of the role they were playing in a particularly big way. I literally believe that in some points in the play, I couldn’t generally hear the actors which made it a for all intents and purposes little harder to particularly understand what kind of was happening a for all intents and purposes few times during the play, which is fairly significant. The stage designers, and the actors of the play did an excellent job with this definitely play in a definitely big
Live performance art and theatre are two different forms of art work. Live performance is a unique and temporary form of work. This means that you don't usually repeat what you do for another audience. However, in theatre, you act out a "show" for an audience to see, which can be repeated as many times as you want. In live performance, everything that happens is real. An example Marina Abramovic gave in one of her videos was "In theatre you can cut with a knife and there's blood. The knife is not real and the blood is not real. In performance, the blood and the knife and the body of the performer is real." This shows that in performance art, you are yourself and anything can happen to you. But in "theatre you play somebody else" and you use props to make the act more lively and realistic.
Broadway musical, flashy lights and choreography. It is an memorable night at New York City during christmas to someone, and it is a life time dream to make true to some people. According to American Theatre Wing, 80% of shows open on Broadway end up losing money. However, Broadway investors and producers do anything they can to make “the show”, the show will have years of run on Broadway, the show will tour around the nation, and the show will make millions of dollars. They adapt new trends and style to become a “hit”. Broadway is constantly changing and adapting new things, which is healthy for its existence.
are heavily influenced by theatre and Broadway therefore, people are more aware of live theatre and often attend plays. Cities such as Modesto, Turlock, Stockton, etc. have little knowledge and are less aware of live theatre. As a result, people in such cities prefer entertainment in movie theatres. The entertainment levels differ between live theatre and movies depending on how that particular entertainment is presented and how the audience recognizes it. The main goal of live theatre is to entertain the audience either through comedy, tragedy, romance, and action through the use of costumes, effects, props, and lighting to achieve the highest possible entertainment level for the people in order for them to come watch more theatre and drama. On the other hand, some people prefer movies to be more entertaining due to enhanced sound and edited picture. Movies are mainly offered everywhere meanwhile, live theatre is harder to find especially local. I would advise people to try out and attend live theatre plays and give it a try. It is a great experience for family and friends. I am glad that I took this course and had the chance to explore theatre and drama. I will definitely attend live theatre plays in the future. It is a different form of entertainment compared to movies. Theatre is composed of many emotions and will leave the audience feeling some type of way. In my opinion, theatre is a form of exceptional art. I had different empowering emotions and experience with these three events. Theatre is truly a memorable art of
Theatre as we know it now was born more than two thousand years ago and has gone through many streams until it reached the current modernity. Among these streams is the avant-garde theatre. This theatre achieved a break in the traditional theatre and became the forefront of a new experimental theatre. Therefore it is necessary to ask how this theatre started, what impact it had on society and if this type of theatre is still common in our modern era.