Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Senior Showcase 2014 - Friend and Family performances April 28th 5 & 7 pm at the Newdick Theatre (Shafer Street)

The Bloginator is pleased to introduce the  Theatre VCU 2014 Senior Showcase
Catch them in Richmond before 
their LA and NYC
Friends & Family Show
April 28 - 5 &7 pm
Newdick Theatre
221 N. Shafer St.

Monday, May 12 - 1 & 7 pm
Matrix Theatre
7657 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Monday, May 19 - 6, 7, & 8 pm
The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row
410 W. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036

Performance run 45 minutes.
Space is limited, please RSVP by May 9th.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Our very own Joshua Boone opens on Broadway in June!

This week Playbill.com made the announcement that Joshua Boone (BFA, Performance, Theatre VCU 2010) will be a principal player in Holler if Ya Hear Me - the new Broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur!

This is what Playbill.com says about this groundbreaking musical:

Holler If Ya Hear Me, the world inside Tupac Shakur’s music and lyrics, “blazes to life in a non-biographical story about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope. Inner city lives struggle for peace against the daily challenges they face in this entertaining and original musical,” according to press notes. “Through the poetry of one of the 20th century’s most influential and culturally prominent voices, we are given a window into realities of the streets still relevant today.”

Theatre VCU patrons will remember Josh tearing down the house in the 2009 production of Ain't Misbehavin' - highlighting the great music of Fats Waller.

Since graduation Josh has been hard at work at his craft. His resume already includes:

Choir Boy at Alliance Theatre; In the Heights at Pioneer Theatre Company; Well at Virginia Repertory Theatre; Cutman: A Boxing Musical at Goodspeed. Off-Broadway: Felony Friday at Fringe Festival Encores; Central Avenue Breakdown at New York Musical Theatre Festival/Daegu International Musical Festival. Television: Law & Order: SVU. 

View the wonderful VCUArts video interview with Joshua Boone in the Blorinator's last post.

Go get 'em Josh - we are all very proud of you!

Joshua Boone, VCUarts Theatre, Performance Alumnus

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Arabian Nights on Channel 6's Virginia This Morning show!

We love the CBS/Channel 6 show Virginia This Morning!

Yesterday Theatre VCU's cast of Arabian Nights were asked to visit Virginia This Morning to perform scene from the play, which is opening FRIDAY NIGHT at 7:30 in the Singleton Performing Arts Center!!

FIRST the fabulous David Toney & Ciara McMillan spoke with the lovely Cheryl Miller

Followed by a wonderful performance

Go HERE to see our actors on television!

We got to watch it later in the green room. It was a fun morning!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Hey Theatre VCU performance majors - in case you haven't signed up for the Fall MainStage Shows Audition - here's the skinny:

Mainstage Audition Sign Up Sheet for
Macbeth & 
Man of La Mancha
 Cattle Call for Both Shows 
Friday April 18, 1pm - 6pm • Shafer 302
REQUIREMENTS: Please come prepared with a one non-gender specific minute monologue from Macbeth and 16 bars of a song (bring the sheet music with you). Songs from “the Golden Age” are recommended. IF YOU PLAY THE GUITAR - bring the instrument & 16 bars of music & be prepared to play.
All performance majors are expected to audition with a monologue and a song
 Arabian Nights cast members - please sign up for an early slot on Friday so as not to conflict or 
cut it too close to your call for the performance that night.
Call backs (including a dance call) will be posted Friday night on the callboard and on the
SM Blog (http://vcucastlist.blogspot.com/ ). It will begin Sat., April 19 at 10 am in Shafer 302.
Copies of both scripts will be available in the main office to be signed out for 24 hours.


Sign-up sheet on the board across from the elevator - 2nd Floor PAC

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Important stuff you need to know RIGHT NOW if you are Theatre VCU student.

(not necessarily in order of importance)

1 Fabulous Guest Artist Lynn Thomson is here now until Friday! Nationally-known Dramaturg and author. Her Friday workshop on Theatrical Collaboration is open to both grad and undergrad students and should not be missed.
Pearls, people, we are laying pearls before you - 
please take advantage!
Here is her information:
2. There is a Masquerade Ball bakesale right this minute in PAC. Deliciousness (there are homemade Truffles on the table y'all) And HOT cocoa and HOT coffee - come on… you need these things.

3. David Leong is hoping EVERYBODY is coming to B72 at 5:00 today to eat (FREE) pizza this afternoon, and talk about Theatre VCU and you. Very important to your future here, right?

4. Sign-up sheets are UP for the Fall MainStage shows - Macbeth & Man of La Mancha. Get those Macbeth 1 minute monologues polished, and be ready to sing 16 bars. Play the guitar? Then bring it and strum your little heart out.

5. Posters. We are two weeks away from the Opening Night of Arabian Nights. We have hundreds of posters and postcards just sitting here in the office waiting for YOU to hang them up. Don't you have Volunteer Credits you need to earn in order to graduate? This is how you do it baby! Hang up 20 posters and BAM you are DONE!

6. The Ball - 39 Days Away!!! Woo Hoo (Who are you going to be?)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Theatre VCU (and Morgan Meadows) make it real

This is from one of our seniors, Morgan Meadows:
"I haven't been able to talk about it for almost a month, but now that is airing, I am SO excited to announce that I am the new voice of Virginia Commonwealth University. Here is one of two commercials I did, and they will be airing nationally on television as well as at all the VCU Basketball games! This is truly a full-circle moment for me because if it wasn't for my training, teachers and mentors at VCU, I wouldn't have had the opportunity to get the job of dreams.
Check out this gorgeous commercial! I am so proud to be a Ram. VCU. Make It Real."