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Come see the show I’m in! 
23rd-Oct-2010 07:21 pm
Me: on Ferris wheel 2012-09-09
I can’t believe I haven’t posted this before: You should all come see me (and a bunch of other people) do sound effects for The Big Broadcast of 1946 at the Somerville Theater this coming Hallowe’en weekend.

This is basically a somewhat embellished re-creation of 1930s-1940s radio drama — the voice actors are in costume, but standing at mics, and the Foley artists (including me) have our own little section of the stage with our own set of mics where we make the sound effects in various ways from the mundane (knocking on a door to make the sound of knocking on a door) to the creative (a previous show used crunching celery for the sound of dismembering a body).

The shows are at 7:30 Thursday the 28th, Friday the 29th, and Saturday the 30th, and we have a Sunday matinée at 2pm on the 31st, so you can still get your trick-or-treating in. The show runs about 2½ hours. There will also be yummy old-time candies.

For more details or to buy tickets, see the show’s web site. You can buy tickets in advance either online (for a small fee) or at the Somerville’s box office, or at the box office the night of the show, but it’s a bit cheaper to buy in advance.

plumtreeblossom is also involved in the show — she’s house marm, so you’ll see her keeping the concessions sellers and newsies in line, and keeping a watchful eye out for that troublesome muckraking reporter, Leda Leaper.
24th-Oct-2010 03:12 am (UTC)
Neil offered me a bit part in Saturday night's show, and I said "sure", but nobody has yet told me what to do, what to wear, whether I am supposed to come to practices, etc.
25th-Oct-2010 12:31 am (UTC)
Hi! I asked him about that at today’s load-in at the Somerville and he said he had put a couple people (including the costumer, and I forget who the other one was) in email touch with you. Have they gotten in touch with you, and are you getting the information you need? It’ll be great to see you there!

PS — It’s not a “bit part”; it’s a “cameo”. We’re trying to cash in on your fame!
25th-Oct-2010 01:12 am (UTC)
No, I have not heard anything from any of these people. I just e -mailed them again this afternoon. I'm happy to go to any required rehearsals or practices but I need to know when and where so I don't make any conflicting plans.

Edited at 2010-10-25 01:13 am (UTC)
26th-Oct-2010 02:17 am (UTC)
It's all good now. A bunch of people e-mailed me yesterday, and I did a run-through at the tehatre tonight. See you Saturday?
24th-Oct-2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
We'll be there Thursday or Sunday. :-)
Is it a different Byfar Hour from last year? The description about Boris Karloff sounds familiar.
25th-Oct-2010 01:11 am (UTC)
We'll be there Thursday or Sunday. :-)
Great! And someday it would be be lovely to see you when we’re more relaxed. :-)
Is it a different Byfar Hour from last year? The description about Boris Karloff sounds familiar.
Yup, completely new (although with some of the same characters). I forget who the “celebrity guest” was last time, but one of the characters did in fact talk about Boris Karloff a lot.
28th-Oct-2010 02:39 pm (UTC)
I'm so proud of my wuzzle! Break a leg and shake that crash box, my love!
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