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Below are the 11 most recent journal entries recorded in Upper Darby Performing Arts Center + Summer Stage!'s LiveJournal:

Friday, June 2nd, 2006
9:18 am
Amanda Snarski
The CBS Early Show has been holding a contest all week called MY BROADWAY DEBUT which featured 10 college students from around the country who are trying to land a walk-on role in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Amanda Snarski was one of the lucky ten. If you could please, take a few minutes and help her dream come true!!!

Voting is on the left of the page.

Amanda sang Good Morning, Baltimore from HAIRSPRAY yesterday morning.

Don't forget to pass this on to other people and ask them to vote for her as well!
Tuesday, May 30th, 2006
9:36 pm
LazyWeb: measure counts and other audition criterium.
Dear LazyWeb,

As mentioned in my previous post, I do not believe I have received all the mail everyone else has regarding mainstage auditions this year.

Was any information regarding recommended criteria for audition pieces mailed out this year? I know on various years prior they requested songs from specific time periods and specified lengths at which they would cut auditioners off.

(I don't plan on changing my piece at this late date, but it is best to know the rules before you break them, no?)


Current Mood: exanimate
Saturday, May 20th, 2006
6:41 pm
Sheet Music.
Question: Where do you get (vocal) sheet music nowadays?

I was surprised last year that the only Theodore Presser store still open was all the way at King of Prussia. Made me very sad.
Thursday, May 18th, 2006
9:28 am
Summer Stage, yet again.
Mainstage starts on June 5th. (Wow, that's early.)

Children's theater starts July 14th.

Who's in?
Saturday, September 3rd, 2005
11:54 pm
Isabelle and the Pretty-Ugly Spell
Just found this and thought I would pass it along.

The family-friendly new musical Isabelle and the Pretty-Ugly Spell, billed as "an upside down Cinderella fairy tale," makes its New York City premiere Sept. 23-Oct. 2 in the New York Musical Theatre Festival.
Directed and choreographed by David G. Armstrong, the original fairy tale has music and lyrics by Steven Fisher and a book by Joan Ross Sorkin and Fisher. Featured in the cast as "Izzy" - a fairy godmother - is wide-eyed Ruth Gottschall of New York's recent First Lady Suite, The Music Man, Forum, The Goodbye Girl and Cabaret.
NYMF and Kaleidoscope Productions, LLC present the work at the Lion Theatre in Theatre Row on West 42nd Street.

Isabelle and the Pretty-Ugly Spell "tells the story of Izzy, a lovable but scatterbrained fairy godmother who goofs while casting a spell to help the Princess find true love, and now has only three days to make things right," according to production notes. "Izzy's clock-ticking, cliff-hanging, nail-biting journey leads the audience through both high jinx and heart-warming moments and underscores the lesson that looks don't matter - it's what's on the inside that counts. Hummable tunes, quirky characters, and an endearing story will delight children of all ages"
The musical was commissioned by Summer Stage (Upper Darby, PA) in 2002 where it received a week-long production. A workshop directed by Stephen Schwartz with Alison Fraser in the role of "Izzy" took place at the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop in 2003. The York Theatre Company included the musical in its Developmental Reading Series directed by Gerard Alessandrini and featuring Emily Loesser as "Izzy" in 2004. In 2005 Isabelle and the Pretty-Ugly Spell won the National Children's Theatre Festival at The Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre (Coral Gables, FL) and received a full 30-performance production on its mainstage in May 2005.

Current Mood: excited
Friday, August 12th, 2005
2:54 pm
I can't believe it's already over...
Thursday, June 16th, 2005
4:21 pm
Poll #514359 How are you connected to UDPAC this Summer?

What stuff are you in? (Check all that apply.)

42nd Street
The Wizard Of Oz
The Pied Piper
Aladdin Jr.
Annie Jr.
Dance Troupe 2005
One Acts
Shooting Stars
Staff Stuff
That Alumni Thing?
1:58 pm
So here we go, I've finally found the Summer Stage lj community.

Geez, I thought it would have been bigger than the xanga blogring for summer stage. I'm not sure who started this community, but don't worry-- people will join. I started the xanga blogring for summer stage during the 2003 season, thinking no one would join, and now it has over 80 members. Crazy shit, man. Who would have thought?

Anywho, I don't know about you, but I'm SO excited for the 2005 season. I'm in Annie, Jr. Does anyone know who else is in that show? Right now it appears that me and my little sister and her friends are the only ones. uh-oh. :-\

When people hear about the Wizard of Oz casting, someone please post it!

That's all for now. I think I've said enough.

Anne Rosencrans

(if you know me)
Thursday, May 19th, 2005
1:27 pm
Be amazed!
Look! I'm posting! My friend Steph told me how, so here I am, writing stuff for cpm's enjoyment.

I'm so excited! Summer Stage is almost here!

OK...I have to go, but I am resolving to post more often.

Farewell, all.
1:16 pm
Uh, just kidding.
Looks like I might be able to participate this year after all. Auditions are the 18th, right?

PS: Why isn't anyone writing stuff yet? :)
Sunday, May 8th, 2005
5:24 pm
It starts.
Recently, Brian Dietzler pointed out that he liked how he could be in a Summer Stage blogring on Xanga. I don't know nor care what exactly a blogring is (it sounds like an infectious disease, if you ask me!), but I guessed it's something like an LJ community.

Then it occurred to me that there are no LiveJournal Summer Stage communities. This is particularly odd since I have been an active participant of Summer Stage since June 1996 and LiveJournal since January 2001. Yet, I managed to create the insanely successful Temple University community before I was even registered for my first semester of classes! Yet, 4 years pass and it never occurs to me to make a community for the organization that consumed my very soul for the better part of my high school years. What gives?

So, what's everyone signed up for this year? I hear Children's Theatre is already assigned... isn't it still a bit early for that?

I don't even know if I'll be able to do Summer Stage; I might have to work evenings in such a way that it completely conflicts with mainstage. It would be a shame to miss the big "aniversary year". Plus, last year was the first time I did anything besides one of the main shows.. doing One Acts was really awesome. I think I might regret not being able to do that again a bit more than the Main Stage show, actually! (Seussical was a really awesome show, but I've always been partial to small performing groups. Much more personal.)

OK, start joining the community and talk amongst yourselves. :)

Current Mood: eee! finals!
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