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Stage Kiss

In my 30+ years in theatre (250+ productions), I have never considered, never done, never seen done, a “stage kiss.”  What a seemingly ridiculous concept:  a fake kiss in a situation where we are trying to be realistic.  That’s what … Continue reading

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Technique is for When Inspiration Fails

I learned this from Miss Creed (Kay Creed Osterhaus, my vocal coach during my grad school years, 1982-86, at Oklahoma City University). Especially for young performers, the thought of taking voice lessons for 5 or 10 years can be daunting.  What … Continue reading

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Why I Think Grease Should NOT be performed by K-12 Schools

Let me begin by saying that I think the musical “Grease” is a wonderful show.  It’s music is top-notch, the characters are fun, and the plot is very entertaining.  I say that with only one small caveat:  FOR ADULTS. I … Continue reading

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Willing Suspension of Dis-Belief vs Faith

They’re the same thing. Faith, according to Webster, is “unquestioning belief that does not require proof or evidence.”  It’s that ability for believers to believe in a Supreme Being, a set of doctrine, a way of life, etc., as a viable, sensible … Continue reading

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The Look of Expectation in a Child’s Eyes

  Last night our youngest, Edie, 11, was going to spend the night with one of her school friends.  Her friend rang our doorbell and I answered.  I opened the door and said, “Oh, we’re not buying anything today, come … Continue reading

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