EVERMORE – a new science fiction rock musical with stage play by Mike Rostron and songs by Mike Rostron, Jim Nelson and Lesley Rostron. Directed by Christopher Key and inspired by the novel “Engine Summer” by John Crowley.
The Producers at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon, WA from April 6-20, 2013. Presented by Theater Arts Guild of Skagit County, WA. A musical theater comedy by Mel Brooks following the antics and schemes of a broadway producer.
Steel Magnolias, the 1987 stage play by Robert Harling. Presented by ACT Theater in Anacortes, WA January 25 thru February 16, 2013.
Auditions for “Witches! the Musical” June 5-6, 2012 at the Historic Lincoln Theater in Mount Vernon, WA. Show dates will be Oct. 19-Nov. 3 at the Lincoln Theater. This is a world premiere show about the Salem [...]
In the documentary Broadway: The Golden Age, Rex Reed names the performance of Kim Stanley in the film The Goddess as the best performance ever in film. Recommended viewing for anyone interested in the “Golden Age” of film and Broadway.
Broadway: The Golden Age is a film by Rick McKay. It asks the questions “Did Broadway have a Golden Age?” and “Did the Golden Age die?”. The retrospect is told by the actual Broadway performers that were the headliners, writers and musical directors from the 1940′s through the 1960′s.
Video: Short Version of Chapeaugraphy-Act Tabarin – Chapeau. Have you ever heard of Chapeaugraphy? It’s the comedy act of taking a single piece of circular felt and twisting it to make many different types of hats. The roots go back to the streets of Paris, France almost 400 years ago. The video above will give [...]
Did you know that the latin root of ”to entertain” means “to hold between”? (Official dictionary definition at the end of this blog post). When an audience is no longer held, they are no longer being entertained. The mighty brass ring for any theatrical production is to keep the audience engaged so they are not [...]
I was sent these photos of tulip season in Skagit County, Washington (USA). I don’t know if it was the sender’s intention, but the photos sure make me homesick for the Pacific Northwest of the US. This is a normal spring view in Mount Vernon, WA. A view that even locals know better than [...]
Mount Vernon High School (Mount Vernon, Wa USA) Choir “Synergy” directed by Megan Lizama. I recognize some of these students from our production of Disney’s High School Musical in March 2007 at McIntyre Hall. What a great sounding group and awesome arrangements. I’ve listened to quite a few high school choir videos on YouTube and [...]
Email question received: Hi Conrad, I stumbled across your website when researching Cirque composers. I am a student at Musicians Institute LA, and i have been invited to audition with cirque here in LA next tuesday. I am a keyboardist and guitarist (acc/elect) and was wondering whether you had any tips regarding how to make [...]
Theater Arts Guild (TAG) auditions for the musical A Christmas Carol will be held September 9 and 10, 2008 at Lincoln Elementary School auditorium in Mount Vernon, WA. Singers, dancers and actors with talent of all ages, ethnicities, and â€œbody typesâ€! Parts for up to 60 actors! Show opens Nov.14 at McIntyre Hall in Mount [...]
Shakespeare Northwest performs the Bard’s Midsummer Night’s Dream in Skagit County July 20 through August 10, 2008. They are fantastic and you won’t want to miss it. Click on image for full size flyer and location details.
Mount Vernon, WA – If you have ever been involved with a Theater Arts Guild Production, You Are Invited to our TAG Family Reunion! Please join us on August 2nd at the Conway Muse for fun, music, food and hangin’ out with fellow cast and crew members from every show we’ve ever done. For more [...]
Â (Photo: Aviathar Pemberton)Â Conway, WA – April 26, 2008 at 8:00PM Skip Hamilton and Aviathar Pemberton, the “Eclectic Music Experience” will perform at the Conway Muse. $10.00 at the door. Aviathar is one of the most fun people I’ve ever played with. Anywhere Aviathar is…well, that’s the place to be.
Audition for the Northwest Boychoir. I was in this group from 1976-1980 and I can say it was the single most important music training I ever had. NWBC is also a good stepping stone to Seattle Opera and recording soundtracks. (NWBC sings on one of my favorite game scores: Age of Mythology by Ensemble Studios.) [...]