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153 Return episode: Old or New? What sells best?

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We are  finally back on the pod.  After a lengthy absence John, Dave and Marcia are recording episodes again.  More will be coming your way, as there are several in the can and we have plans for more in the near future.

In this episode we discuss a problem that plagues most of our theatres: do we do the old familiar shows, or risk something new that audiences are less familiar with?  It’s hard because many audience members don’t like the idea of going to something that is outside their experience.  We all know people who love seeing a classic any number of times, but don’t go for what’s mainstream today.  But we also hear from people who DON’T want to see another production of Fiddler in the South Pacific near Oklahoma!  Decisions, decisions.  Maybe we can help, or at least add our insight to the perennial problem.

152 Audition: Great, Performance:Not so much

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What do you do when you give a new actor a chance, based on a good or even great audition, but they never seem to rise to the same level in performance?  The Geeks discuss.

 

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151 Deirdre Lovejoy, Ang Lee and cell phones in theatres

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Deirdre Lovejoy

Ang Lee

Ang Lee

Deirdre (Dede) Lovejoy joins the Geeks to talk about the recent Patti Lupone cell-phone snatch, working with Ang Lee in the upcoming “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” plus her own autobiographical play, “Bird Elephant China.” Join us for great conversation.

 

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