Theater Freak

This was not created of my own free will. It's an outlet for an obsession- theater. So expect a ridiculous amount of obscure and "WTF" worthy posting on everything from highschool plays, to Broadway, to foreign musicals.

carlmullaney:

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! Spread the word and join us today!

special thanks to ohfantine for this wonderful graphic.

Live theatre. A gorgeous thing, isn’t it? Musicals and plays, from all over the world. A dream of a few hours, or one of a life. There’s a lot of things to love about theatre. Wonderful scores, amazing actors, feelings, or simply forgetting the world we live in for a little. And a theatre fan, there’s a lot one can do. Collect cast recordings or bootlegs to discover productions from the other side of the world, collect memorabilia, discuss it, discuss acting choices, dream of one day being on stage, and, of course, watch shows sometimes. And it’s great truly, as, after all, this gives a thing in common to people everywhere on this planet.

But, hey, what’s that network? Oh, just a little thing to unite theatre fans everywhere. For those who adore seeing a musical (or a play, after all, both are nice), whether it’s in the West End, in Germany, on Broadway, in Japan or Hungary. Just a few theatre scenes at the top of my head. A network to unite people, find a little group of people with that one thing in common with you, who are always willing to discover new stage works. In a few bullet points…

This network is for you if:

  • You like theatre (Duh!), no matter what your favorite scene is, or what your native language is.
  • You’re willing to discover new shows, with the help of the people you’ll meet in there.
  • Want to make friends, and follow some rad theatre blogs.

Oh, sounds just like me! And how do I get in?

  • You’ll have to follow the network blog, where further news will be posted, as well as my blog, and promise you’ll follow some of the other blogs in there. 
  • Be willing to use the tumblr tagging system to tag triggers, or things the others might not want to see.
  • Reblog this post!
  • And fill in this little survey. Because I’m quite curious.

Cool, done, and then what?

  • Then, we’ll start picking people for the network! Sounds fun right? That will start on the fifth of August, or if the post reaches 100 reblogs before that (which probably won’t happen)
  • You’ll be notified through ask, and on the theatrenetwork blog about being accepted. 
  • Once accepted, you’ll join the theatrenetwork sideblog, as well as a ‘secret one’, where you’ll be able to talk to other members
  • Again, once accepted, we’ll ask you to have a link to the network on your blog.
  • Oh, and to track the tag ‘theatrenet’, where you’ll be allowed to post about theatre, plays, musicals, and to post gifsets, graphics and fanfics related to that. 
  • And then, we’ll start setting up little things, whether for the whole group (bootleg/movie musical watching, group critique of cast recordings for example) or help you set up smaller things to exchange with specific members of the group (for example, let’s say we have two POTO fans, one in Hamburg, one in London? How about you two trade programmes from the productions around your place?)
  • Then, again, it’ll only be a beginning! We can find hundreds of things to do, once we all got to know each other and that network is set up!

So, here you go friends, this is why you should apply today to this darling INTERNATIONAL THEATRE NETWORK. - Lottie

(via theatrenetwork)

idonttakemycontactsout asked: i appreciate your concern, but at my college we interact a great deal with autism speaks and support it. you shouldn't focus on what they're doing wrong, because none of it is terrible, but focus on what they are trying to do for people with all different levels of autism.

autisticfandomthings:

Things you apparently don’t consider terrible:

Posting a video of a mother talking about how she wanted to kill her child while that same child  was in the room listening. 

Supporting the eugenic abortion of autistic people.

Failing to condemn the murders of autistic children.

Supporting the Judge Rotenburg Center, which according the the UN, tortures autistic people.

It is terrible, only 3% of their budget goes towards services, there are no autistic people on their board, they literally support eugenics. They are doing absolutely nothing good. 

This is widely know withing the autistic community and they are pretty universally hated by autistic people. Because they are terrible. They only even bother pretending to care about little white boys.

http://goldenheartedrose.tumblr.com/A$

Read that link. Read it.

And here is the resignation letter of the sole autistic person they had in an important (but still non board) position

http://jerobison.blogspot.ca/2013/11/i-resign-my-roles-at-autism-speaks.html

Here’s a flyer by a major autism advocacy organisation on them

https://autisticadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Autism_Speaks_Flyer.pdf

OR, if you still don’t give a fuck about what autistic people think or want, (which seems kind of obvious from the content of this ask) here are some links written by non autistic people.

Here’s a post from the CEO of one of the oldest charities in the US for intellectually and developmentally disabled people. 

http://blog.thearc.org/2013/11/16/open-letter-suzanne-wright-co-founder-autism-speaks/


Here’s a post from a major autism parenting magazine

http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/issue-14-asd-options-living-independently/#.U_-CfPldWMM


And here are some other posts

http://smallbutkindamighty.com/2013/04/02/why-i-dont-support-autism-speaks-which-is-why-i-dont-light-it-up-blue/

http://emmashopebook.com/2013/11/13/whats-wrong-with-autism-speaks/

If you continue to support them now you are in possession of this information, then it is clear that you are not an ally to autistic people, you don’t want to help us, and are probably just doing your charity work for “oh look at me, I’m a good person” points.

If you support autism speaks, you are not supporting autistic people, you are hurting us. And you are doing it knowingly and consciously.

Please spread this, not enough people know.


Ramin’s voice is just so seducing and powerful, and I believe he once said that he portrays Erik as Autistic, which is absolutely brilliant. Hugh just as the look of him, you know? Plus I like how insane he makes Erik act. With Norm, this might sound stupid, but just the fact he’s African-American makes him perfect. ‘Cause they were seen as lesser people back then, and combined with the deformity, it makes sense he would be treated the way he was.

I’m really sorry but this came up in my suggested posts… and I’m not really in the mood to ignore it. So…
Let me just say- I’m so glad you love Phantom too! :D I’m glad I’m not alone in analyzing the aspects of certain portrayals, and what is good/bad about them to me.
I do however have a few things that feel needed to be addressed about your statement.
Ramin’s voice is great :) and there are things in his acting choice that are awesome. But claiming the Phantom as autistic is really unhelpful to the autistic community, which I am a part of (diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome). I totally understand that he meant to apply this statement as a generalized observance, but connecting autism to Erik is promoting the idea of violence and sociopathic tendencies in people with ASD. Which is untrue and leaning heavily towards ableism.
Although I disagree strongly with your observations on Norm, I do not have the historical knowledge to comment on that.

I’m definitely not trying to start arguments or invalidate your opinions, but I felt the need to express those thoughts. 

Ramin’s voice is just so seducing and powerful, and I believe he once said that he portrays Erik as Autistic, which is absolutely brilliant. Hugh just as the look of him, you know? Plus I like how insane he makes Erik act. With Norm, this might sound stupid, but just the fact he’s African-American makes him perfect. ‘Cause they were seen as lesser people back then, and combined with the deformity, it makes sense he would be treated the way he was.

I’m really sorry but this came up in my suggested posts… and I’m not really in the mood to ignore it. So…

Let me just say- I’m so glad you love Phantom too! :D I’m glad I’m not alone in analyzing the aspects of certain portrayals, and what is good/bad about them to me.

I do however have a few things that feel needed to be addressed about your statement.

Ramin’s voice is great :) and there are things in his acting choice that are awesome. But claiming the Phantom as autistic is really unhelpful to the autistic community, which I am a part of (diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome). I totally understand that he meant to apply this statement as a generalized observance, but connecting autism to Erik is promoting the idea of violence and sociopathic tendencies in people with ASD. Which is untrue and leaning heavily towards ableism.

Although I disagree strongly with your observations on Norm, I do not have the historical knowledge to comment on that.

I’m definitely not trying to start arguments or invalidate your opinions, but I felt the need to express those thoughts. 

(Source: potoconfessions)

anninymouse:

My dream for The Avengers: Age of Ultron is that it starts out with each of the Avengers getting a call early in the morning that they need to come in, and when they get to Clint, they’re like, “We still don’t have Romanoff’s new location, so if you have a way of contacting her, pass the message to her as well.” Clint replies, “I’ll see if I can track her down,” and hangs up the phone. Then he rolls over in bed and is like, “Hey Nat, get up, they need us.”

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wilwarien:

tanz der vampire: a musical where the girl doesn’t love the boy, the protagonist dies, the bad guys win, and the show closes with a song about drinking blood and devouring souls while the audience cheers on

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rutgerhauer-favoriteactor:

Rutger Hauer as a medieval knight in one of the best fantasy films ever made “Ladyhawke” (1985) directed by Richard Donner.

One more interesting fact:

Several different hawks were used. One to sit on Rutger Hauer’s arm and another for the flying scenes. A third proved to be mostly unusable, as it enjoyed Hauers company so much that it would ruffle it feathers when seated on his arm, making it look more like a chicken than a stately hawk.