From Spider-man flying over the audience to herds of animals brought to life on stage in The Lion King, theatre is full of spectacular effects that drop jaws and stun theatre-goers the world
over. We most often refer to the individual responsible for coordinating these and other technical components of a production as the Technical Director, or TD. On any given day, the Technical
Director is responsible for lighting, sound, set design, and construction. Working closely with the show’s Director, the TD is involved from the very beginning, in many cases before a single
actor has been cast.
With most Actors Community Theatre productions, the TD is tasked with coordinating the following:
- Design and construct scenery and set pieces, along with any show specific props or mechanisms.
- Determine sound and lighting needs for each moment in the show.
- Lead the load in and tear down of all set pieces.
- Attends rehearsals leading up to the performance to ensure all technical elements are working properly and make adjustments as needed.
Actors Community Theatre is always looking for someone to assist with the Technical Director position.
If you, or someone you know, would be interested in this or another paid position in theatre, please apply today or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for this and all other School House Rock Live! paid positions is this Friday, April 3rd.
See you at the theatre!
Article written by: Kyle
We are hiring many paid positions for the Summer musical. One of these is the pianist.
The pianist is an integral part of the Summer musical. Not only does this person help accompany during performances, but also helps during rehearsals by helping our actors, actresses, and chorus members sound their best by separating and simplifying the accompaniment to help them learn their individual parts. Being the pianist for the Summer musical is an enjoyable experience that will give you a chance to help others and make the community better by sharing your talent.
ACT expects our pianist to be excellent, but that doesn’t mean we expect perfection! Of course, sight reading is a must. We ask that our actors and cast are as patient with our pianist as our pianist is with them as everyone is learning the music at the same time. The pianist might be asked to play a lot of notes, sometimes more than what physically seems possible, but we trust our pianist to choose the most important notes in that particular instance. We can’t expect the pianist to play all of the notes that all of the instruments in the pit play at any one time. But the pianist is expected to give a good representation of what will be heard during an actual performance.
If you are up to the challenge of being the pianist for the Actors Community Theatre summer musical, then apply today!
Article written by: Andy
Choreography noun: the art or job of deciding how dancers will move in a performance; also: the movements that are done by dancers in a performance.
Does that sound like a job you would like? Well, you are in luck! Actors Community Theatre (ACT) is looking for someone just like you! Our summer production includes a staff to collaborate and create a one of a kind musical experience.
As a past choreographer for ACT, I enjoyed my time working with the production staff and cast to see the movement come together on opening night and each night after! And this year I know will be no different for our next Choreographer. ACT’s summer production is SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK, LIVE! with classic songs like “3 is Magic Number”, “Conjunction Junction”, and “I’m Just a Bill”.
AND IT’S PAID! That’s right, you could spend your summer working on a great musical, putting your dances on stage and make money at the same time!
by: Jasmine Ruckriegel
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (#TCWOWSA) is one of those shows that you can’t help but get hyped up about.
Don’t worry, ACT wasn’t sticking it’s nose up in the air saying “This year, let’s do Shakespeare”, although we do love a great Shakespeare show. NO! We thought, “This year, let’s get crazy. Let’s have some fun. Let’s PRETEND to do Shakespeare.”
Yup, you heard that right. Since January, four dudes and their awesome, Madame Director have been rehearsing a show that packs all of Shakespeare’s 37 shows in 90 minutes.
You may ask, “37 shows in 90 minutes” (Heck yes!) “How” (Magic) “Can you do Shakespeare justice in 90 minutes” (In the words of one of the actors, “We don’t have to do it justice, we just have to do it!”)
You don’t have to be a Shakespeare Scholar to understand, love, and laugh your arse off at this show. I PROMISE.
When ACT decided to produce #TCWOWSA, our biggest concern was - will people see the name Shakespeare and run for the hills screaming “I don’t understand Shakespeare” or “Oh, ugh, that won’t be any fun - it’s Shakespeare”. But, I am here to tell you FEAR NOT! This show has four guys who may (or may not) know a lot about Shakespeare and are here to perform the heck out of Shakespeare in a mocking, overly dramatic, laugh your butt off way that will have you questioning “WHY? Why haven’t I ever seen this show before today?!”
So, ladies and gentlemen, you are officially invited. Invited to laugh, laugh until your side hurts and/or laugh until you cry. The cast is ready, the crew is on standby, and the ACT board of Directors is waiting to say, with their nose in the air, “told you it was funny”. (ok -- kidding about that last part.)
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged opens Friday, March 6th at 7:30pm running Friday, Saturday and Sunday March 6,7,8,13,14,15 (7:30pm and 2pm on Sundays). Doors open at the Jasper Arts Center 45 minutes before showtime and tickets are $10.
We can’t wait to see you there!
WARNING! This show contains bawdy, irreverent humor!
by: Jasmine Ruckriegel
We the people... want to wish you a happy Presidents' Day!
Did you know that we are going to be producing School House Rock Live this year for our Summer Musical? We are really excited about it!
In fact, we are taking applications for paid positions right now! Deadline to apply is Friday, April 3, 2015.
Auditions will be here before you know it! Stay tuned!
Article written by: Andy Hoffman