riddlemetom:

Overheard in the halls of Hogwarts [2/4] inspired by x

(via ohremus)

drunkbroadway:

The music director when the cast hits a horrible chord
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drunkbroadway:

The music director when the cast hits a horrible chord

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"With these [Sondheim] scores, like with a Shakespeare script, all the work has been done for you. Every note and rhythm and accent and inflection have been meticulously thought and mapped out, and if the actor simply does her homework and honors what is on the page, the characters spring vividly to life. It makes the music directors job simultaneously hard and easy — I have to be vigilant in keeping the actors and the band honest, but I also have to let go and let the score do its work, because my job is not to rewrite or improve (impossible) but to honor what is written. I will have succeeded if you don’t notice I did anything."

Michael Mahler (via amimyresume)

(Source: The Huffington Post, via amimyresume)

You’d Think You’d Know When A Mic Was Live…

conversationsfromthebooth:

(During a very long mic check for “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”)

Music director: Could we take his level up just a smidgen?

ASM (Me, not realizing people could hear me): Oh I don’t know, Carl. Do you want metric or imperial smidgens?

*Submitted by sellyournuances

The mental state of most directors

whatshouldwecallpiccolo:

How I feel after a rough rehearsal

stagemanagermusings:

Directing a show on a ridiculously small budget

whatshouldtheatrecallme: