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Okay, You're in Charge!

Just this week we paid the fees to secure the rights for our 2014-15 season. The season’s directors and producers are on board, and the schedule for auditions/rehearsals/shows is in the books. At this point there is not much more to do than to let the plan run its course. Without having expressly said so, I am sure all 160 dues paying VP members hope and believe the next season will be both an artistic and financial success. I hope...

Amusement or Art, That is the Question.

Why do we do this? Why does a small group of people give their time, energy, and some money to “put on plays?”  There must be something to it. In our local area alone, you find a lot of people engaged in this activity.  But again, why?  I suppose individually there are those of us who long for those moments on stage: The silence of the drama when you know that every eye in the house is on you as...

The 60/40 Rule

Regular readers of this blog (assuming there are such people) will note that I have been absent for a number of weeks. Many thanks to those that filled in while I was basking on the very sunny shores of our 50th State.   Vacation, however, like all things including this brutal winter, must end, and it is high time to get back to work! With the closing of the successful “Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean,” we are now 60% through our slate...

Happy Birthday VYT!

February 14 is a special day. For most, it’s a day to celebrate love. For VYT, it’s a day to celebrate a birthday. Seven years ago on Valentine's Day, VYT was incorporated and officially became a partner of the Village Players. VYT was founded, as its mission states, to offer theatrical programs that inspire and challenge young actors to develop their artistic talents and their self-confidence, self-awareness, compassion and leadership and teamwork skills. The famous playwright, Luis Valdez once said:...

That's Why It's Called a 'Produc"-tion

Theatrical Producer: In the world of professional theater, the producer generally is in charge of raising or providing and managing the financial resource for a play, and has overall responsibility the financial success of the production. One of my favorite movies is the 1968 production of The Producers starring Zero Mostel as Max Bialystock, a once great Broadway Producer, and Leo Bloom, his hapless accountant, played by Gene Wilder. The story has Bialystock ensnaring Leo Bloom in his get-rich scheme by...

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