The long, cold and wet month of January has come to a close, which means that we have opened our 44th Season with Dead Guilty and are getting back to what we do best! While we have been without a performance or show over these last few weeks we have been organizing, planning and preparing to bring you another amazing season at the Coaster Theatre Playhouse.
When reflecting on January, we can’t deny that the theatre, movie, television, music industry and us, the consumer of the arts, lost many beloved artist during the month. It seems that not a day went by where our new feeds and social media were not filled with the departure of big stars and recognizable faces. These artists touched our lives at some moment in time and we were (and still are) inspired by their artistry, talent, creativity, reinvention, philanthropy and humanity.
Amidst all the reflections and adoration for these lost artist I came across this post from Lin-Manuel Miranda – Writer, Composer, Lyricist, Actor: Hamilton: An American Musical
Someone here is seeing their first show.
Someone here may be seeing their last show.
Many made miracles happen to be here.
This got me thinking of our little Community Theatre and how we as artists can continue to inspire our patrons and community and in return how our patrons support and enrich the community. Anyone who has been a part of any production know that miracles happen all the time (mostly during tech week…) which makes the process exciting and frightening but the end result is something to be cherished. So, here’s to our contribution to the greater creative world…now go out there are create some art!
Here are a few theatre related items from around the web we found interesting during January.
This month in theatre history.
Living The Dream Podcast – Reflections on actors we love
“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” – David Bowie
Alan Rickman’s advice for young actors
Tips for becoming a better actor…or not…
Advice on how the pros survive colds, flu and fatigue
What Actors see when they’re on stage
How to make a theatre thunder…in the 18th Century
Bette Midler hits the Broadway stage in 2017 as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly!
Carol Channing on Auditions, Communists and Her Stage Debut on January 5, 1941