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Dreamweaver's Lair => Rhydin Town Center => The Shanachie Theater => Topic started by: Mataya on March 13, 2011, 05:36:21 PM

Title: Backstage - The OOC Thread
Post by: Mataya on March 13, 2011, 05:36:21 PM
Lookit! The Shanachie is one of those official folder thingys! Squee!
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Post by: Riley ORourke on March 13, 2011, 07:41:22 PM
::throws star-shaped confetti::

Hurray!
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Post by: Jonathan Granger on April 17, 2011, 09:30:12 PM
*giggles* I just have to share this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV_6Q5h7hnY
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Post by: Mataya on April 18, 2011, 03:20:35 AM
::eep!:: I remember watching that when I was a kid! It's brilliant!
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Post by: Fiora Shantalaine on May 30, 2011, 10:22:19 AM
I LUV WICKED! LUVS LUVS LUVS IT! I had to see it twice when it came through!

I can't wait to pen Fiora's reaction! I can't imagine her not loving it!
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Post by: The East Wind on May 30, 2011, 10:27:01 AM
Just wanted to say thank you for continuing to include Eurus in the theater. I wish I had time to play him more, but since I can't I like knowing that the character is still involved in something and i try to make it a point to reference the Shanachie Theater in every post.


Once again, thank you.
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Post by: Mataya on May 30, 2011, 11:35:17 AM
Glad to see the latest production's been received well! ::laughs::

Occurs to me that I haven't actually explained the two separate companies operating within the Shanachie, either. Basically, the Theatre Company focuses on the big productions - mainly the musicals - and the Repertory on the smaller - the dramatic plays. While each is performing, the other is rehearsing. When they get together, it'll be for big productions of dramas - mainly Shakespeare until I pull my finger out and actually, you know, create something.

As always, the door is always open for anyone who wants their character to audition. Once you're a part of either company, you stay in my cast list until you tell me otherwise.

Hope everyone's having fun!
Title: Re:
Post by: Katarina Smith on May 30, 2011, 12:38:38 PM
Many thanks for involving Katarina and the ballet troupe in Paquita Grand pas Classique! I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope that we can do mash ups again soon!
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Post by: Riley ORourke on June 06, 2011, 01:12:04 PM
[quote:be8f9d84cd="Katarina Smith"]Many thanks for involving Katarina and the ballet troupe in Paquita Grand pas Classique! I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope that we can do mash ups again soon![/quote]

Thanks for playing along!  I hope that both troupes can continue to work together and put out more great performances.
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Post by: FioHelston on August 22, 2011, 11:33:15 AM
Awesome job on coordinating the Fine Arts Festival! Everyone had a great time, and I am hearing that the costume party was a blast! :)

Thanks for all of your hard work!
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Post by: Mataya on August 22, 2011, 03:33:49 PM
It wouldn't have been half the success it was without the involvement of everyone who volunteered their characters' time and businesses to make it a big event.

Huge, massive, enormous thanks to everyone who got involved, even if it was just lurking! Icons will be coming your way soon!
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Post by: Raye on August 22, 2011, 05:34:45 PM
http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=20963

Brief write up on the *after party* events.

Still say we shoulda used the Stars and Stripes forever  :razz:
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Post by: Mataya on August 27, 2011, 12:11:30 PM
And the icons for the Festival are in! Check out your inventories - even if all you did was lurk on the night, you've got one!  :grin:
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Post by: Euriya Shilo on August 27, 2011, 04:10:00 PM
What if you weren't there, didn't lurk, but REALLY wanted to attend in some capacity? Do you get one then?

 

:grin:
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Post by: Elessaria on August 27, 2011, 08:43:02 PM
I am sorry that neither I nor Eless were able to participate in such a terrific event!  I've heard rave reviews and you deserve each and every one of them!
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Post by: Ebon Ilnaren on October 18, 2011, 09:03:25 PM
Huzzah!  The Shanachie is performing one of my favorite musicals ever!  I utterly adore Les Mis?rables!  :D

~TSO
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Post by: Risa Jones on November 11, 2011, 04:28:22 PM
I love Shanachie Theater!

I sure do hoooope that they'll be able to show up for Winterfest this year? (Maybe? NPC's even?) :D Maybe as a booth advertising for the theater or an outdoor show or--? Just something to think about this year!
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on June 19, 2012, 01:24:11 AM
FINALLY I can get online, even if it's just for a couple of minutes!

Huge apologies to everyone - my modem died a death on Friday and this is the first opportunity I have had to get online and make sure you all know I'm not dead or deliberately ignoring you.

Got a technician coming today, so hopefully I'll be around as usual from tonight or tomorrow night.
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Post by: Ducii on July 31, 2012, 06:29:56 AM
SO GLAD TO SEE YOU POSTING AGAIN! ;DDDD
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Post by: Mataya on November 06, 2012, 05:58:08 PM
Just a drive by posting!

Please, please, PLEASE get involved with the Premiere (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=467) thread if you fancy it. I know for a fact that Jon and Aimee will be adding their attendance onto the thread sometime in the coming week, as will I, so anyone else who fancies saying they saw Fifty Shades of Grey Rhy'Din style is more than welcome to post their attendance and wardrobe.

Also ... in the process of cajoling a reporter to write something about it, so you never know - if you're in the thread, you could get a mention! How's that for a bribe?  :lol:
Title: Re:
Post by: Riley ORourke on January 04, 2013, 11:08:43 PM
<3
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on March 22, 2013, 06:30:12 AM
Howdy, folks!

I'm dropping a line to let people know that as of midnight GMT tonight, I won't be online until after the 10th of April. Moving house and supplier at the same time, and the engineer can't get us hooked up until then, so I'm going to be having serious withdrawal!

Hope you all have a fab time while I'm gone, and put up lots of stuffs for me to read when I get back!

Love to all!
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Post by: Rhiannon Brock on March 24, 2013, 03:58:12 AM
Best of luck to you! I hope the move is, internet withdrawal aside, stress free for you!
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on April 14, 2013, 09:18:04 AM
That's right, folks, I'm back! Safely moved in, all but for a few niggling details, but I have returned!  :grin:
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on August 19, 2013, 07:24:38 AM
Note to self - Mataya and Max will be on Earth from 19th August to 15th September.  :grin:
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on September 05, 2013, 08:53:25 PM
Last chance to AUDITION! (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=26316&highlight=) I'll be locking the thread on Saturday morning and letting everyone who threw their hat into the ring know by PM what's what.  ;-) Thank you!
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on September 07, 2013, 09:05:15 AM
To the players of:

Lauren Calloway
Xenia Chirikova
Elizabeth Alexandre


We are trying to finalize the roster for the 2013-2014 theater season. If you're still interested in being part of the ballet troupe, please contact me via PM or post here.

If anyone else is interested in being part of the roster for the coming year but missed auditions, let me know, as well.

I am going to be posting the details for Cinderella in the next day or two. This will be the last ballet of the season using the old roster.

Thank you!  :smile:
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on September 08, 2013, 10:52:23 AM
PMs have been sent to those who auditioned - the Roll Call will be rewritten over the course of the next couple of weeks. Congrats and thank you!
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on September 17, 2013, 06:15:40 PM
The ballet roster for the 2013-2014 season has been posted. If you do not see your character's name listed and think it should be, or if you want to be added to the roster, drop me a PM.

The cast for the next ballet, which is scheduled for November, will be derived from the new roster.

As always, if anyone missed auditions but would like to be part of the ballet troupe, just drop me a PM.  Thanks, everyone!  :smile:
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on October 06, 2013, 11:15:33 AM
There we go, folks! Finally - after a gentle prod - I've added the actual show times to the forum. Take a look at the first post in the Calendar thread to find out exactly when shows are on.

It's only taken me, what, three years? :grin:
Title: Re:
Post by: Candy Hart on October 07, 2013, 10:14:48 AM
<3
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on October 14, 2013, 03:12:54 PM
Just letting everyone know that inventory icons have gone out to all PC members of the 2013-2014 Shanachie Ballet Company. There are still a few players I haven't heard from regarding retaining their spots in the company from last year. As always, if anyone is interested in being part of the company for the 2013-2014 season, drop me a PM. We have a lot of nifty ballets planned for the upcoming season, and everyone is welcome. That's all for now! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on November 18, 2013, 07:09:17 PM
The Fifty Shades Darker Premiere thread has been locked for posting. If anyone wanted to post and missed the deadline, drop myself or Mataya a PM, and we'll unlock it for you. Thanks for reading! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on January 19, 2014, 04:42:04 AM
(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/RhyDinLittleTheatre/FamilyPhoto_zps7f5cf1f2.jpg)
After playing around for a long time, this is the best I can come up with for a family photo. From left to right - Theresa, Anthony, Rosita, Mataya, and Elena.
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Post by: Anthony De Luca on January 19, 2014, 09:48:17 AM
OMG, that's awesome! I love it!  :grin:
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on June 17, 2014, 04:36:59 PM
Open auditions for the ballet have officially closed; however, I'm leaving this thread (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=27446) open in case anyone decides they want still want to audition. If anyone has any questions, drop me a PM or post here. Thank you!
 :smile:
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on June 30, 2014, 11:22:04 AM
I know, I'm a week out of date updating the Shanachie's productions. Given that, I'm going to wait until the run of Anthony and Cleopatra ends next weekend, and update it then. Sorry for any confusion! :???:
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on September 12, 2014, 09:17:50 AM
In the midst of all the election fever, don't forget that the Shanachie Auditions (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=27882&highlight=) still have a day to run! I'll be closing the thread on Saturday 13th, midnight GMT+1, so if you want your character involved, you're running out of time!
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Post by: Max Yako on September 14, 2014, 08:39:47 AM
I just want to say how tickled I am with the amount of resumes posted in the 2014 Auditions thread! It's going to make for an exciting new year and new season for the Shanachie!!

Much love to all, especially the two that have really put in a lot of time, energy and hard work to keep this folder afloat! Love ya ladies! Lots and lots!!
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on September 14, 2014, 09:51:50 AM
I'm just going to add my voice here - thank you so much for the amazing response to the auditions thread! It'll take us a couple of days to argue about who we want to put where and send out the confirmation letters - those who auditioned for more than one company, if you have a preference, could you please let us know via a PM to either myself or Anthony De Luca, by the end of Monday?

The roll call will remain as it is for one more show, and then I'll switch it around to the new intake for the year. Please note, if you want to be removed from the Shanachie Roll Call at any time, or if you have a character who would like to audition at any other time of the year, just drop one of us a note.

 :grin:
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on September 14, 2014, 12:31:18 PM
I'd just like to add my thanks to everyone who auditioned. The turn out this year has been awesome. :)

Like Mataya said, if anyone missed the auditions and still wants a part in things here, please, please, please do not hesitate to PM myself or Mataya. All we ask is that you remain active in the theater by posting a small tidbit now and then and/or mention it in your RP.

For those who are interested, we created a thread here: Rhy'Din Actor Database (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=26343), and you are all welcome to add your own character profile there. It's set up to sort of mimic the actor profiles on IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/).

Lastly, we would like to invite those of you who have auditioned to feel free to post in this folder. That's what it's for, after all!

Thanks again and welcome to the Shanachie! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Eregor on September 14, 2014, 10:46:18 PM
[quote:fb852b1f29="Anthony De Luca"]Lastly, we would like to invite those of you who have auditioned to feel free to post in this folder. That's what it's for, after all! [/quote]

On that note... would it be okay to open up a thread for vignettes and short scenes for cast and crew that might not warrant a full-on story thread of their own?  I was thinking maybe "Scenes From The Green Room" or something along those lines.
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Post by: Mataya on September 15, 2014, 09:33:00 AM
[quote:a7b8cb379f="Eregor"]On that note... would it be okay to open up a thread for vignettes and short scenes for cast and crew that might not warrant a full-on story thread of their own?  I was thinking maybe "Scenes From The Green Room" or something along those lines.[/quote]

Absolutely. I had a similar thread running a couple of years ago, but since I was the only one posting to it, it died a death. Feel free to open up a thread for vignettes, drabbles, PoVs, whatever comes to mind!

Also - since I am amazingly on the ball for the first time this year - all new Shanachie performers now have an icon to prove it! The new roll call will go up later in the week.
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Post by: Mairead Harker on September 15, 2014, 07:00:14 PM
Thank you to the players involved with the Shanachie Theater for being a fun group. You've welcomed everyone that wants to take part with open arms and included them at every possible opportunity.

I had a wonderful time at the AMT Street Festival with Maggie in a booth to advertise Annie and other shows.

Looking forward to seeing what's in store for this year! :)
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Post by: Kruger on September 16, 2014, 04:50:31 AM
[quote:84b6d94c6d="Mataya"]Also - since I am amazingly on the ball for the first time this year - all new Shanachie performers now have an icon to prove it! The new roll call will go up later in the week.[/quote]

Thank you so much for the quick Icon! Love it!

[quote:84b6d94c6d="Mataya"]Absolutely. I had a similar thread running a couple of years ago, but since I was the only one posting to it, it died a death. Feel free to open up a thread for vignettes, drabbles, PoVs, whatever comes to mind![/quote]

I really hope you were serious about this as I have already begun a drabble? I've started something anyway.

Apollon Musag?te, ("director of the Muses"). It takes place in two Tableaux, the first containing The Birth of Apollo, and the second containing 2 variations from Apollo, one from each of the muses, Calliope, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore. It also contains dances with Apollo and the three muses, as well as Apollo and Terpsichore, finishing with the Coda and the Apotheosis.

Bear with me, as I am writing this as though Kruger is dancing the part of Apollo, remembering a performance he'd viewed before. I will be describing the dancers as he sees them, if anyone were  out there where he can't see you. I will make this an open thread simply because it might be interesting to see what IC impression is made. I'm gonna try to move quickly though so get them in while you can, or at the end.

Sorry, I seem to be long winded this morning I hope you find some enjoyment out of it.
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on September 16, 2014, 09:16:29 AM
Absolutely serious.  :grin:  It's always a thrill to see someone else posting!
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on September 18, 2014, 12:32:02 PM
The new Roll Call is up - the ballet company will be added as and when we've worked it out between us.  :grin:
Title: Apollon Musagette
Post by: Kruger on September 19, 2014, 10:14:13 AM
I feel like I should apologize, I know that the variations are far shorter than some of the other parts. They also incorporate more of my personal interpretations than movement descriptions. The why of it comes down to the situation for me. Any dancers, other than Kruger, may or may not be there. The individual parts moved very quickly and, to be completely honest, it was hard for me to keep up mentally let alone try to describe what I'm witnessing. At least not without feeling like it comes off as a mess.

With your forgiveness, I'll try to do better for the duet between Kruger/Apollo and unnamed, invisible Terpsichore.

D ~ the nut cranked too tightly behind Kruger.
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on September 19, 2014, 08:27:05 PM
To Kruger, you're doing fine. Don't worry so much and just have fun with what you're posting. That's the whole point of this. :)

Also, icons have been distributed to the new ballet members' inventories. I apologize that the icons say 2013-2014. You can just ignore that. I saw no reason to make new ones. For all intents and purposes, they are simply icons that indicate that you are or have been a member of the Shanachie Classical Ballet. Hope you enjoy them! :)

And there you have it... The Shanachie 2014-2015 Roll Call (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=197562#197562) has been posted in its entirety.
Title: Re:
Post by: Kruger on September 23, 2014, 06:15:38 AM
The fun has ended for one thread. I hereby declare Apollon Musagetes finished. At least from the perspective of Kruger, and myself. If there did happen to be any one out there peeking in for thirty minutes or so, (as my dueling weapons maker made a fool of himself) Feel free to throw any observations into the thread.

Any observations, good or bad are welcome. Perhaps your char hated it, or maybe there is a proverbial Phantom of The Shenachie in there. I don't know but it will be amusing to read I'm sure.   :grin:

OOC observations I would prefer not make it into the thread, but go ahead and beat me up. I'm sure there is enough wrong in there. Understand I'm unfamiliar with ballet and the names of steps as well. This piece comes from that point, and while I could have pulled out info, Kruger has no idea what the steps are called either. I thought it important to work as one ignorant.

Finally, I would like to acknowledge where I was taking my visual from.

George Balanchine s Apollo Jacques d Amboise[/u] (http://my.mail.ru/list/naida.i-z/video/31/2709.html) Circa 1963.
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on September 23, 2014, 08:37:07 AM
Stop beating yourself up about it - it's a good thread! We're not exactly experts ourselves, you know. We just spend a lot of time faking it.  :grin:  I think your thread was excellent, Kruger.

Oh, and just for information's sake, the Shanachie does have a ghost. She's a Grey Lady, and her name is Hortense.  ;-)
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on September 23, 2014, 06:22:00 PM
[quote:ca034e4d18="Mataya"]Stop beating yourself up about it - it's a good thread! We're not exactly experts ourselves, you know. We just spend a lot of time faking it.  :grin:  I think your thread was excellent, Kruger.
[/quote]

Ditto that! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Eregor on October 18, 2014, 03:54:49 PM
Okay, the short post/vapor play thread under the Green Room title is finally up.  I've been trying to think of something to kick it off, and Jon's accident brought Eregor's little tale to mind.

Note that his story is drawn from real life.  I wasn't Edmund--I was just one of the guards, not even the one who offered a replacement sword--and I don't remember the actual name of the guy playing Edgar, but otherwise it was pretty much what really happened.  I remember that blade arcing through the air, and then we were all just standing there for a second before Edgar rallied.  It was an awesome recovery, and one of my favorite stage memories.
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on October 18, 2014, 04:57:00 PM
That's awesome, Eregor! I look forward to reading more and possibly even adding a tidbit or two, if I may. Thanks so much for posting that! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on October 18, 2014, 11:26:50 PM
While surfing the web for some information regarding the theater, I stumbled across the following site and thought I would share in case anyone else might find it helpful:

Theater Terms (http://www.capa.com/files/about/education-/theatreterms.pdf)
Title: DJ Zazzy Yas Disclaimer
Post by: Yasmin on October 20, 2014, 07:48:32 PM
[quote:aae22964b4="Anthony De Luca"]While surfing the web for some information regarding the theater, I stumbled across the following site and thought I would share in case anyone else might find it helpful:

Theater Terms (http://www.capa.com/files/about/education-/theatreterms.pdf)[/quote]
This is awesome! This will definitely help me. It won?t help Yas, though. Ensemble. Repertory. Libretto. Proscenium. Cue. Those are all way too big of words for Yas. Listen to DJ Zazzy Yas on WHAM! 101.1 FM to find out more of these big words from ?The Acting Authority?. Just don?t expect them to be used right. Hear all about her views on the various productions, including her first, ?Mamma Mia!?

The Acting Authority: http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=28058

Disclaimer: The views, opinions, or positions expressed by DJ Zazzy Yas are hers alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or positions of The Shanachie Theater or any employee thereof. The Shanachie Theater makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information related to DJ Zazzy Yas?s broadcasts and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use.

I think that should cover you guys. ;)  On a personal note, I apologize upfront for everything Yas says.
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on October 21, 2014, 04:53:19 PM
Yasmin ... I absolutely love you.
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on October 21, 2014, 05:22:20 PM
[quote:e0de7b866a="Mataya"]Yasmin ... I absolutely love you.[/quote]

Ditto. Absolutely loving reading Yasmin's posts. Rock on! :)
Title: The Shanachie Theater: 1,000 Posts
Post by: Fiona ONeill on October 24, 2014, 08:22:34 PM
Congratulations to The Shanachie Theater for over 1,000 posts!

With The Taming of the Shrew (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=28047) and Mamma Mia, (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=28101) this has been an amazing start to the 2014-2015 season!

I can?t wait to see what other productions will be coming up next. :)
Title: Re: The Shanachie Theater: 1,000 Posts
Post by: Anthony De Luca on October 25, 2014, 03:04:53 PM
[quote:f95abd07b3="Fiona ONeill"]Congratulations to The Shanachie Theater for over 1,000 posts!

With The Taming of the Shrew (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=28047) and Mamma Mia, (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=28101) this has been an amazing start to the 2014-2015 season!

I can?t wait to see what other productions will be coming up next. :)[/quote]

Thanks so much from Mataya, Max, myself, and all of the cast and crew of the Shanachie, both past and present! We're having lots of fun with the theater and we hope others are, too. Here's to 1,000 more posts and lots of exciting productions for the upcoming year! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on December 31, 2014, 02:52:58 PM
Happy New Year to all! The very best wishes for 2015 to everyone, and thank you for enjoying 2014 with us!
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on March 22, 2015, 10:31:45 AM
Yasmin ... I love you.  :grin:
Title: Re:
Post by: Jonathan Granger on March 22, 2015, 10:32:58 AM
[quote:855d3b8b0b="Mataya"]Yasmin ... I love you.  :grin:[/quote]

I was just about to do the same thing. I love Yasmin's posts. They're hysterical! :D
Title: Yas Fans
Post by: Yasmin on March 22, 2015, 05:13:11 PM
[quote:38d068c1b7="Mataya"]Yasmin ... I love you.  :grin:[/quote]
[quote:38d068c1b7="Jonathan Granger"]I was just about to do the same thing. I love Yasmin's posts. They're hysterical! :D[/quote]
Yay! Gaga has her ?Little Monsters?. I have ?Yas Fans?! Thank you so much!

I?m pretty sure this is in reference to my horror story rendition of The Secret Garden. :)

For those of you who haven?t checked them out yet...
The Secret Garden Shanachie Synopsis: http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=28761
Yas?s Version of The Secret Garden: http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=205075&highlight=#205075
Title: Re:
Post by: Jonathan Granger on March 22, 2015, 06:46:32 PM
I would also be very remiss not to add a bit of praise for Eregor's player for The Green Room (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=28096) thread and to Doran's player for his post, which mentions my own Jonathan. Thanks so much for both! I really appreciate the mention and enjoy reading each and every one of the posts in this board. Keep 'em coming! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on April 17, 2015, 05:31:45 PM
Closing The Secret Garden thread as the play closed weeks ago. If anyone wishes to add anything, let me know. I can either re-open the thread or we can start a new one.

And remember, The Green Room thread is always open for posting. Thanks to Eregor for starting that thread!

That's all for now. As always, happy posting! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Mairead Harker on April 24, 2015, 08:49:18 PM
Icons for the Children's Day event at the Kids' Castle Theater were sent out to:
Carina Cox
Dru Granger
Jonathan Granger
Josh Stuart
Mataya
Yasmin

If I missed anyone that took part in this post (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=206044#206044), please let me know!
Title: OOC: "Never"
Post by: Yasmin on May 12, 2015, 09:03:34 AM
[quote:fa12326376="Mairead Harker"]Icons for the Children's Day event at the Kids' Castle Theater were sent out[/quote]
Thank you! +amorous+

[quote:fa12326376="Mataya"]The hills may well be alive with the sound of music - or will be, in a couple of weeks' time - but the Shanachie is crying out for the Von Trapp Family Singers!

So many children across the city have the talent - here is an opportunity to gain a little experience to go with it! Mataya De Luca is requesting volunteers to play the Von Trapp children.[/quote]
I love seeing the opportunity for more people to be involved in the theater by inviting kid performers to play the Von Trapp children. :)

W.C. Fields: ?Never work with animals or children.? They steal the show, after all. :P


Von Trapps Needed: http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=28979
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on May 24, 2015, 10:34:32 AM
A last huge, enormous thank you to all the volunteers who put themselves and their NPCs forward to play the von Trapp children! The show starts tomorrow and runs for two weeks - have fun with it!
Title: Re:
Post by: Jonathan Granger on July 28, 2015, 05:58:34 PM
I just have to give a shout out to Yas and her Acting Authority posts (and all her posts really). I have a good giggle every time I read them.

Thanks so much, Yas! I think I can speak for all of us at the Shanachie when I say that we +heartu+ you! :grin:
Title: Beastiality on the Air?
Post by: Yasmin on July 28, 2015, 09:06:41 PM
[quote:c85f60c7e0="Jonathan Granger"]I just have to give a shout out to Yas and her Acting Authority posts (and all her posts really). I have a good giggle every time I read them.

Thanks so much, Yas! I think I can speak for all of us at the Shanachie when I say that we +heartu+ you! :grin:[/quote]
Whew... You like it. Good to know.

And here I was looking out for a message that would scold me for talking about beastiality on the air... :shock:

Read all about it at: http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=209673#209673


If we're giving shout-out's, I got to give one to 'The Man' Johnny Storm for crashing my show after my 'Sound of Music' Acting Authority segment. He totally kept up with me and my antics. ;-)

Check him out (literally) at: http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29077
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on September 17, 2015, 03:23:21 PM
Icons for the new season at the Shanachie are out, my lovelies! Thank you to everyone who auditioned, old and new, and welcome to the theater!
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on September 25, 2015, 09:06:29 AM
Quick line for everyone who is wondering - yes, I am finally working on a descriptive post of the Shanachie Theater itself, which will include pictures and a couple of Sims builds to make things clearer.  :grin:

And a huge thank you to everyone who has engaged so wholeheartedly in the sponsorship scheme. Seriously. Huge. The Shanachie will be five years old in October, and it's truly touching to see so many people still willing to support it. Thank you!
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on September 25, 2015, 06:20:34 PM
I would like to second that thanks! We are simply flabbergasted by the overwhelming response and interest in the Shanachie. Thank you so much to everyone who has become involved with the theater in any way, shape, or form.

We are currently tallying the sponsorships and sorting out how the theater will make use of the money. Icons are on the way - promise! We are going to leave the sponsorship thread open, in case anyone else wants to hop on board in the coming days/weeks/months.

I'll be sending out icons sometime this weekend to everyone who posted in the thread, so watch for those and let me know if I miss anyone. Thanks so much again and watch this folder to find out what we're going to do with all that moola. :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on September 26, 2015, 10:06:30 AM
Icons have been distributed and will continue to be distributed to anyone else who posts a sponsorship. Please let me know if I missed anyone!

Stay tuned to this board to see what benefits you will reap for your sponsorship in the upcoming weeks.

Once again, HUGE thanks to everyone who posted. We are immensely grateful for your support, and so are Tony and Mataya. :)
Title: Real Reindeer
Post by: Yasmin on September 27, 2015, 08:57:23 AM
OMG! OMG!

"No, you can't have real reindeer pulling a sleigh on stage."

I don't care what Mataya says. This is where the money needs to go. Yas is going to put this in her contract...

Show Me the Money: http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29578
Title: Re:
Post by: Josette Wheeler on September 27, 2015, 12:48:50 PM
The end of the second act in Balanchine's Nutcracker has the perfect place for a flying reindeer!  No cables needed.  Guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Just sayin'!  ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnaq0URAJpU
Title: Flying Reindeer!
Post by: Yasmin on October 01, 2015, 12:57:28 AM
[quote:1278598027="Josette Wheeler"]The end of the second act in Balanchine's Nutcracker has the perfect place for a flying reindeer!  No cables needed.  Guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Just sayin'!  ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnaq0URAJpU[/quote]
YES! FLYING reindeer! :)

Ok. But on to business... I just wanted to see if there was an audience for something like this...

I was thinking of having WHAM! play audio recording of songs and short scenes from Shanachie productions.

The purpose is to provide a bit of a 'teaser' to the public to advertise the theater, its productions, and its performers. It's just a way to bring a bit of the theater to everyone's homes, so characters that might not attend the theater can still experience small parts of the shows. At the end of the segment, listeners would be provided details on how to get tickets to the Shanachie to see upcoming shows.

I'd like to know if other Shanachie performers might be willing to do this, to have their character's performances be on public broadcast radio. In other words, if I put this type of thread up, would anyone like to contribute to it? Like, posting youtube videos of songs or scenes that your characters do? Because this type of thing is very much an interactive thread we can all share. Why does Yas get to be the only one on the radio, right? And Jonathon Granger shouldn't get to be the only famous actor in town. :P
Title: Re:
Post by: Lirssa Sarengrave on October 01, 2015, 09:20:24 AM
Lirssa is happy to help out with any project to support the Shanachie.  So, if she's asked to have some of her performance on the radio, she's up for it.  She'll probably bug the crap outta Yas and the other folks at the station on how everything works.

I'll help post as much or as little as you need!
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on October 01, 2015, 11:32:46 AM
Look! I finally - five years on - have sorted out the layout of the Shanachie! Yay me!
Title: Re:
Post by: Josette Wheeler on October 01, 2015, 01:46:26 PM
Love!! Absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for all of the hard work that you put into this.
Title: Re:
Post by: Yasmin on October 01, 2015, 05:30:23 PM
[quote:b8ddb7ea86="Mataya"]Look! I finally - five years on - have sorted out the layout of the Shanachie! Yay me![/quote]
Yeah, I saw the layout (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29603) and was like,

WE HAVE A CAFE!?!... and TWO f*ing bars!?!?!

Yas needs to become a drunk. That would make things more interesting... No, wait. I?m trying to be good...

So, in the hopes of doing good, I put up that thread I mentioned. I hope everyone will feel encouraged to post there as you feel inspired by different scenes and songs your character performs. I started things off with ?I Dreamed A Dream? from Les Miserables.


WHAM! 101.1FM Presents: Live at the Shanachie - http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29605
Title: Re:
Post by: Mairead Harker on October 01, 2015, 09:09:36 PM
You're welcome to add any of Maggie's performances to the thread, Yas! :)

I love the layout, Mataya! It's very much the classy place I pictured in my head.  :grin:
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on October 04, 2015, 10:42:11 AM
I've had the week from hell, so I'm just now trying to get caught up here, but I wanted to post to say that I love, love, love the theater pics and love, love, love the Live at the Shanachie thread. Awesome ideas and awesome work, ladies! :)

Also, love all the posts in the Green Room, Les Mis, and elsewhere. Love reading you all!

And once again, a huge thanks to all those who came out to sponsor the theater. Icons have been distributed. Please let me know if I missed anyone. Thanks, everyone! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Arandir on October 04, 2015, 02:56:05 PM
I've been looking around online at various performances of Les Mis, and wow, this one just blew me away, so I had to share. What an amazing voice. :)

Ramin Karimloo singing "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables". (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlyIit8AzOo)
Title: Blown Away with 'Live' Support
Post by: Yasmin on October 05, 2015, 10:18:53 AM
[quote:c9e1f41475="Arandir"]I've been looking around online at various performances of Les Mis, and wow, this one just blew me away, so I had to share. What an amazing voice. :)

Ramin Karimloo singing "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables". (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlyIit8AzOo)[/quote]
This and the one you shared in 'Live' were amazing. :) But speaking of being blown away...

Wow! And here I was afraid no one would want to add anything to the 'Live' thread... I've been completely blown away. +heartu+

Thank you to everyone who has been adding to the thread. I especially love everyone's intros. They are like the coolest mini-commercials for the Shanachie ever. I hope everyone, across all companies, will feel encouraged to keep posting their favorite scenes and songs to be showcased on WHAM! throughout the season. :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Ebon Ilnaren on October 05, 2015, 11:02:09 PM
I just wanted to thank Josh for picking up the little snippet at the end of Doran's post in the Les Miz thread and going with it.  :)

I also agree with his opinion of the deaths of Enjolras and Grantaire, especially from the book.  That's actually one of the scenes that comes to mind when I think of the novel.

"Vive le Revolution!  I belong to it!"

(that's how it reads in my copy...  ;) )
Title: Re:
Post by: Josh Stuart on October 06, 2015, 09:19:50 PM
It was my pleasure, Ebon! I couldn't resist. Thank you for allowing me to add that little snippet of my own.

I couldn't help mentioning the novel, as it happens to be one of my all-time favorites (as is the musical). :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on October 11, 2015, 04:44:58 PM
It's been pointed out to me that there is a small gem in the Shanachie folder that people may not be all that aware of, so here goes ...

The first post of the Shanachie Theater Calendar (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=18076&highlight=) is updated a few months in advance with the line up of shows due to be put on, and also contains opening times!

And thanks to Yas for pointing it out to me!
Title: Inside the what?
Post by: Yasmin on October 20, 2015, 11:44:11 PM
Hey, Shanachie crew!

Last season, I did my ?Acting Authority (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=28058)? segment for WHAM! 101.1FM. This year, I wanted to do something a little different. Well, maybe not so different. You see, last summer I did some interviews with some pretty cool characters in my ?Talk Tuesdays (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=27296)? segment. So, I thought, why not blend the two...? Cut to now.

I just started putting up my ?Inside the Actors? Shanachie (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29679)? interviews. I chose to interview my fellow Theater Company actors first. I want to give a big thank you to Eregor, Arandir, and Ben. All their interviews will be going up this week. I will probably need to apologize to Rhiannon Brock, Carina Cox, and Dove Gates for any of the completely inappropriate things Yas may have said to your guys. I?ll probably also have to be doing personal apologies to, well, the significant others of everyone I interview, but I?ll get to those in time. Speaking of time...

I plan to get to everyone at the Shanachie for an interview. :) Now, don?t expect this all at one time or anything. I?m taking this slow, cuz I got all season. I just wanted to give everyone a heads up cuz I didn?t want anyone to think that I wasn?t asking them. With how many Shanachie performers there are, chances are, I?m just not asking you yet. Oh, and by the way... All the peeps that started this year? Yeah, I?m asking you last. No, not because you?re least important. It?s because I want to give your character time to get used to being at the theater first. :) Can you imagine...

DJ Zazzy Yas: So, what has been your favorite role that you?ve done at the Shanachie?

New Actor: Well, I?ve only been in one so far... so I guess it would have to be that one.

DJ Zazzy Yas: What?s your favorite hang out spot at the Shanachie? The green room? The bar? The cafe?

New Actor: I haven?t even found the bathroom yet.

Yeah. No. :P

So... until I get around to everyone, check out Inside the Actors? Shanachie: http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29679
Title: Re:
Post by: Jonathan Granger on October 22, 2015, 10:10:39 PM
[quote:1c93b98c41="Yasmin"]So... until I get around to everyone, check out Inside the Actors? Shanachie: http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29679[/quote]

This is awesome. Great idea and lots of fun! Can't wait to read all the  interviews. Thanks for this, Yas! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Ben Gates on October 27, 2015, 05:37:07 PM
I thought the interviews were wonderful! Great job Yas!!

And a huge and heartfelt thank you to Mataya's and Jon's players! Just keep on being you coz you're the best and love ya both!!
Title: Re:
Post by: Michael Donnelly on November 14, 2015, 10:37:07 AM
Just an update regarding the Rhy'Din Nights playable. I am still looking for people interested in playing cast members. I am specifically in need of male actors to fill the male roles. Anyone is welcome; however, the parts do call for human characters or characters who can pass for human.

So far, the cast list is as follows:

Lead Roles:

Ryan Connelly (an only child, parents deceased, in love with Roxanne) - Eregor
Roxanne Ware (the youngest sister, in love with Ryan) - Yasmin
Christopher Fitzroy (Ryan's best friend, Jacqueline's love interest) - Brendryck Alexander Stormgaard
Jacqueline Ross - (Roxanne's best friend, Chris' love interest) - Annabeth Caldwell

Supporting Roles:

Amy Ware (the eldest sister) - Terry King
Cynthia Ware (the middle sister) - Belle Gallows
Jason Ware (the eldest of the siblings) - Asher Price
Jasmin Roe (another friend) - Nana Chae

If anyone is interested, drop me a PM. Please note that all the female roles have been filled; I am only in need of male actors. I will be updating the cast list as the remaining parts are filled.

Thanks to all the players who have volunteered their time and talents. The movie premiere will take place in January, so watch for more info after the holidays. And thanks for reading! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Arandir on November 20, 2015, 11:24:59 PM
It's already been said, but I just wanted to thank and praise Yasmin's player once again for the interviews. They not only make for fun reading, but are a lot of fun to participate in, as well. And it allows the characters being interviewed to share some insights into themselves that others might not know about them. Thanks again, Yas, for all your hard work. You're awesome.  +heartu+
Title: November Interviews
Post by: Yasmin on November 21, 2015, 12:12:10 AM
[quote:c88af6021a="Arandir"]It's already been said, but I just wanted to thank and praise Yasmin's player once again for the interviews. They not only make for fun reading, but are a lot of fun to participate in, as well. And it allows the characters being interviewed to share some insights into themselves that others might not know about them. Thanks again, Yas, for all your hard work. You're awesome.  +heartu+[/quote]
This is exactly why Yas is so cocky. You feed my ego; I feed her's. It's a vicious cycle. ;)

Stay tuned for this month's interviews with Carina Cox, Kruger Allen, and Jonathan Granger.

As a thank you, Yas gives all of her interviewees exactly what they always wanted - an autograph of her. YAY! (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/shop/images/DJ%20Zazzy%20Yas%20Autograph.gif)
Title: Re:
Post by: Michael Donnelly on November 23, 2015, 06:05:34 PM
Casting for Rhy'Din Nights is complete!

Lead Roles:

Ryan Connelly (an only child, parents deceased, in love with Roxanne) - Eregor
Roxanne Ware (the youngest sister, in love with Ryan) - Yasmin
Christopher Fitzroy (Ryan's best friend, Jacqueline's love interest) - Brendryck Alexander Stormgaard
Jacqueline Ross - (Roxanne's best friend, Chris' love interest) - Annabeth Caldwell

Supporting Roles:

Amy Ware (the eldest sister) - Terry King
Cynthia Ware (the middle sister) - Belle Gallows
Jason Ware (the eldest of the siblings) - Asher Price
Jasmin Roe (another friend) - Nana Chae

Thanks to everyone who volunteered to be involved! More info will be forthcoming and a playable posted soon! In the meantime, feel free to post to this thread (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=26371), if you so desire. Thanks again, and remember to just have fun with it! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Eregor on November 24, 2015, 02:17:38 AM
Eregor's acting opposite Yasmin as a couple again... I predict paparazzi and scandal mags spreading gossip.  ;)  

It's a good thing Rhi knows better, eh?   +chin+
Title: paparazzi and scandal mags
Post by: Yasmin on November 24, 2015, 12:50:58 PM
[quote:8ee55d4ccd="Eregor"]Eregor's acting opposite Yasmin as a couple again... I predict paparazzi and scandal mags spreading gossip.  ;)  

It's a good thing Rhi knows better, eh? +chin+[/quote]
Of course there's going to be scandal and gossip. That's why Yas pays her agent the big bucks - to make stuff like that happen! We got movie tickets to sell, people!


Minor side notes...

1. The interview with Jon in Inside the Actors' Shanachie (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=212890&highlight=#212890) gets a little heated, and not in Yas's typical fun and flirty way. No need to worry. ICly, Yas is just jealous of Jon's movie-star-dom. OOCly, Jon mun and I are totally awesome. So we all good. :)

2. Although I've been able to follow my schedule for the ITAS... wow that's a stupid abbreviation...  I'm probably going to do a bit of a hiatus for it in December. One, cuz of the holiday season, and two, cuz I got Yas's movie career to focus on now and I don't have time for you losers.
...except Eregor.  +heartu+
Title: Re:
Post by: Michael Donnelly on November 24, 2015, 06:03:10 PM
[quote:d1134b6bf4="Eregor"]Eregor's acting opposite Yasmin as a couple again... I predict paparazzi and scandal mags spreading gossip.[/quote]

That occurred to me when I did the casting, but I thought it might be amusing.  :lol: Hope you have fun with it! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on November 29, 2015, 11:14:29 AM
Just a quick heads up, folks - there's been a last minute revision to the Winterfest season show for the Theater Company. I found a playlist on Youtube of an actual pantomime, so we're gonna go with Cinderella, rather than Snow White when we get to it! I'll link when the time's right!
Title: "Performers of Shanachies Past"?
Post by: Yasmin on December 04, 2015, 01:50:58 AM
[quote:8fc4e3720f="Carina Cox"]"Hey there, it's Carina again! Again, no song from the show, since A Christmas Carol is the Rep's offering for the season, but a perfect opportunity to give a shout out to one of my favorite movies. The Muppets' Christmas Carol tells the same story, but in true Muppet style, and since I'm playing the Ghost of Christmas Present at the Shanachie, I thought I'd offer up that Ghost's song from the Muppets movie of the same name. Enjoy!"[/quote]
OMG! I love this.

:idea: Carina gave me the greatest inspiration...

I would like to invite all Shanachie performers, including our Performers of Shanachies Past ;) to get into the holiday spirit and contribute one of their favorite holiday songs to the Live at the Shanachie thread during the month of December: http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29605

Bring your Shanachie performer down to the WHAM! 101.1FM studio in the marketplace and record a song, call in and give a song request along with your holiday message to play on air, or anything else you'd like to do to send a little on air holiday cheer. :) This is a perfect opportunity for the Rep and Ballet Companies to jump on board for the LATS, too.

Thanks Carina!
Title: Re:
Post by: Nope on December 04, 2015, 01:53:21 PM
I just wanted to drop by and say that the Yasmin playable had me guffawing! Keep up the good work :)
Title: More to Come ;)
Post by: Yasmin on December 04, 2015, 06:02:16 PM
[quote:d76b1deb7c="Mona Oliveira"]I just wanted to drop by and say that the Yasmin playable had me guffawing! Keep up the good work :)[/quote]
Oh my gosh!!!

Thank you so much! +heartu+
Title: Re:
Post by: Josette Wheeler on December 04, 2015, 08:29:53 PM
[quote:d96e943595="Mona Oliveira"]I just wanted to drop by and say that the Yasmin playable had me guffawing! Keep up the good work :)[/quote]

Seconded!

Also many thanks to Yasmin's and Carina's writers for coming up with a great idea to get the ballet involved with the radio show!
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on December 05, 2015, 12:09:47 PM
(http://cfc.polyvoreimg.com/cgi/img-set/.sig/nWBsrtCgc7CCY9KQD8T01A/cid/184143958/id/iJ0UP3Kb5RGvil2vtfvecw/size/c600x490.jpg)

No articles written, but feel free to have fun with it!  :grin:
Title: Re:
Post by: Yasmin on December 05, 2015, 09:21:00 PM
[quote:5f2905a1a0="Mataya"]No articles written, but feel free to have fun with it!  :grin:[/quote]
ROFL! I am dying. This is too great.

I mean... ::ahem::

Ok, see? This is what I?m talking ?bout. This is much better than the April Edition. (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=206079#206079) :P

I?m kidding. I love this! Thanks, Mataya!
Title: Re:
Post by: Michael Donnelly on December 06, 2015, 10:02:46 AM
Wow, guys ... I am just flabbergasted! I really didn't expect my little post to inspire the cast to stand up for "the writer". This little twist may change things a bit, but we'll see where it all goes. Also, the opening may get moved to spring, if the "problems" on set continue, but we'll see how it all plays out. I'm just ... wow. You guys are awesome! And Eregor ... I love you!  +heartu+
Title: Re:
Post by: Annabeth Caldwell on December 06, 2015, 05:01:31 PM
[quote:c7c949a7cb="Michael Donnelly"]Wow, guys ... I am just flabbergasted! I really didn't expect my little post to inspire the cast to stand up for "the writer". This little twist may change things a bit, but we'll see where it all goes. Also, the opening may get moved to spring, if the "problems" on set continue, but we'll see how it all plays out. I'm just ... wow. You guys are awesome! And Eregor ... I love you!  +heartu+[/quote]

I'm glad Eregor did it.  Annabeth might have thought it, but wouldn't have felt herself in a position to bring it up.  Once it's out in the open though, she has no problem making her feelings known.

As for the "problems" I have a feeling that this might have ironed out the last big one.  At least on the "actual shooting."  But what do I know?  I'm just an actress.  ;-)

I got to admit, I'm enjoying all the craziness surrounding this and the Christmas Carol.
Title: Re:
Post by: Michael Donnelly on December 06, 2015, 07:32:54 PM
Quote
I'm glad Eregor did it.  Annabeth might have thought it, but wouldn't have felt herself in a position to bring it up.  Once it's out in the open though, she has no problem making her feelings known.

As for the "problems" I have a feeling that this might have ironed out the last big one.  At least on the "actual shooting."  But what do I know?  I'm just an actress.  ;-)

I got to admit, I'm enjoying all the craziness surrounding this and the Christmas Carol.


Glad you're enjoying it. I wasn't expecting it myself, but I'm enjoying it, too! More to come soon! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Eregor on December 07, 2015, 01:23:38 AM
[quote:0b55d36716="Michael Donnelly"]Wow, guys ... I am just flabbergasted! I really didn't expect my little post to inspire the cast to stand up for "the writer". This little twist may change things a bit, but we'll see where it all goes. Also, the opening may get moved to spring, if the "problems" on set continue, but we'll see how it all plays out. I'm just ... wow. You guys are awesome! And Eregor ... I love you!  +heartu+[/quote]
The way you had the director (He Who Shall Not Be Named, apparently) dismiss Michael in such an off-hand manner would've ticked Eregor off.  I was going to have him come find Michael, but then the idea of an on-set confrontation just took off in my head.   I love that the others ran with it!

Plus I got to call Michael Bey "a myopic buffoon with an explosion fetish" so that was groovy.  :D

ETA: Oh, I just read Mataya's latest post, so the director...er, former director does now have a name.  Heh.
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on December 07, 2015, 01:24:05 AM
Hey, hey, folks! Mataya's post in Rhy'Din Nights (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=213377#213377) was deliberately left open for the peanut gallery to get their moment in, if they want it.  ;-)  The rest will go up probably Tuesday.
Title: Re:
Post by: Michael Donnelly on December 07, 2015, 05:57:43 PM
You guys are awesome! I can't wait to read more, and I'm hoping to post my own bit once the dust settles. :)
Title: New Diva on the Set
Post by: Yasmin on December 07, 2015, 11:27:29 PM
[quote:b1e0ec4f0c="Mataya"]Hey, hey, folks! Mataya's post in Rhy'Din Nights (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=213377#213377) was deliberately left open for the peanut gallery to get their moment in, if they want it.  ;-)  The rest will go up probably Tuesday.[/quote]
Yas only had one thought as she watched the exchange between the director and the Mataya De Luca...

?Oh lawd, I gotta new diva standard to live up to...? ;)
Title: Re: New Diva on the Set
Post by: Mataya on December 08, 2015, 08:58:06 AM
[quote:4dce451eca="Yasmin"]
Yas only had one thought as she watched the exchange between the director and the Mataya De Luca...

?Oh lawd, I gotta new diva standard to live up to...? ;)[/quote]

Hehehe ... she doesn't get to do it very often, you can bet 'Taya's enjoying this!
Title: Just Some Things
Post by: Yasmin on December 09, 2015, 03:51:26 PM
::ahem:: I don?t typically promote myself, the player, but I?d like to say a little congrats to me for making 300 posts. :)  
::smacks Eregor:: Make one more post so I can congratulate you on 100. +bouncy+

Also, cuz I can?t help myself to promote something... To all of our new actors and ballet-ists - Don?t forget to include your profile on the Rhy?Din Actor Database (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=26343) (RAD).

And! All the cool kids are going to Ammy Spiritor?s shop to decorate cookies (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29837) provided by Incredible Edibles. (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29792) Give a donation, (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29838)  and you?ll get a cool gift basket (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29839) with loads of stuff! If you decorate and/or donate, you?ll get a raffle ticket for lots of awesome prizes. (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=213097#213097) Oh, and don?t forget to post your hot winter outfit (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29836) too.
Title: Re:
Post by: Cataclysmic on December 10, 2015, 10:19:24 AM
I am loving all the buzz about Rhydin Nights, the gossip flying and the switch up of director to original writer! It's so fun to read and I'm happy to be a part of it all (even if so far it's just by association due to Belle's minor role!)

You guys are all great! Keep up the good work and I'll do my best to join in the fun when I can!  :grin:
Title: Re:
Post by: Ducii on December 10, 2015, 04:16:07 PM
[quote:872e466602="Cataclysmic"]I am loving all the buzz about Rhydin Nights, the gossip flying and the switch up of director to original writer! It's so fun to read
You guys are all great! Keep up the good work[/quote]

I just want to second this so hard!! +heartu+
Title: Thank You!
Post by: Yasmin on December 10, 2015, 05:29:43 PM
OMG! Thanks for all the love!

::walks up to the podium feigning surprise::
Title: Re:
Post by: Michi on December 10, 2015, 07:22:52 PM
[quote:cefcfac914="Cataclysmic"]I am loving all the buzz about Rhydin Nights, the gossip flying and the switch up of director to original writer! It's so fun to read and I'm happy to be a part of it all (even if so far it's just by association due to Belle's minor role!)

You guys are all great! Keep up the good work and I'll do my best to join in the fun when I can!  :grin:[/quote]
TOTALLY. It's been real fun to read the stuff going on.
Title: Re: Just Some Things
Post by: Eregor on December 11, 2015, 12:28:14 AM
[quote:c338eac3ae="Yasmin"]::smacks Eregor:: Make one more post so I can congratulate you on 100. +bouncy+ [/quote]

...ow.  :)
Title: Just 100 Things!
Post by: Yasmin on December 11, 2015, 01:41:26 AM
[quote:2be7ecf1a8="Eregor"]...ow.  :)[/quote]
YAY! +excited+ Congratulations on 100 posts!

You're welcome for the encouragement. I knew you could do it. ;)
Title: Re:
Post by: Jonathan Granger on December 12, 2015, 11:36:16 AM
You guys have been busy! Love all the posts that have been going on lately. I will be posting one for the "new director" in a few days, so stay tuned!   ;-)
Title: Re:
Post by: Michael Donnelly on December 12, 2015, 06:14:35 PM
Silly as it might sound, I'm working on putting together a soundtrack for Rhy'Din Nights. I currently have about half a dozen songs picked out, but I'd like about a dozen, so if anyone has any favorites they'd like to see included and that would fit the theme of the movie, drop me a PM, and I'll consider them.

Also, if anyone has a character who's a singer or member of a band and would like to be part of the soundtrack, drop me a PM, as well. The more the merrier, as they say.

Thanks, everyone! :)
Title: Christmas Tree Brilliance
Post by: Yasmin on December 17, 2015, 08:09:55 PM
I'm loving all the love for WHAM! 101.1FM's Request Line! (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29903) +heartu+ Everyone is definitely keeping Yas busy with requests, which is great, so keep 'em coming! :) I hope for it to be open all year long, though I'm using the holiday season as a jump start. So even if you already added, feel free to add to it again later, well, anytime.

I wanted to share what I recently saw as a 'Christmas Tree Fail', but I personally thought this was 'Christmas Tree Brilliance'...

(https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/Ci13bZIoDaqTpkqbj7C7EA--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9NTQwO2g9NzIwO2lsPXBsYW5l/http://41.media.tumblr.com/6077f041b4135c6b8d1598448e615de3/tumblr_inline_nynigtg1cB1twsvtv_540.jpg)
Title: Reindeer Cookies
Post by: Yasmin on December 19, 2015, 07:55:13 AM
OMG! Guys! Check out these too cute reindeer cookies (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=213857#213857) Belle (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=152725) made to share with the Rhydin Nights (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=26371) cast!
This is so insanely creative, using a simple gingerbread cookie and turning it into a reindeer! I'm in awe here, Belle. +amorous+

If anyone hasn't gone yet, be sure to check out Ammy Spiritor?s shop to decorate cookies (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29837) provided by  Incredible Edibles. (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29792) If you give a donation, (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29838) you'll get a cool gift basket (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29839) with loads of stuff! If you decorate and/or donate, you'll get a raffle ticket for lots of awesome prizes. (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=213097#213097) Oh, and don?t forget to post your hot winter outfit (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29836) too. I mean, it won't be as hot as mine, but it'll be cute if you want to try. ;)
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on December 19, 2015, 04:09:09 PM
This might go without saying, but in case it doesn't ... If anyone has any special requests for musicals, plays, or ballets, feel free to drop Mataya or myself a PM. We have created a schedule for the upcoming year, but nothing is set in stone. I can't promise anything, but we will take requests into consideration. Just thought I'd throw that out there. :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Michael Donnelly on January 10, 2016, 11:09:37 AM
Apologies for any slowness in my postings here. I'm dealing with a spouse recovering from outpatient surgery, as well as other demands on my time. I have not forgotten about the movie or anything. Promise! If anyone needs to reach me, I check my PMs daily. Thanks for understanding! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Ducii on January 11, 2016, 05:33:33 PM
I just want to say I love how much work you guys have put into everything <3

I was just reading Cinderella (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29892&highlight=) and then lost myself catching up with other stuff from my long absence.. it really makes me happy to see this thread still around and thriving! Thank you for all the work you all put into this!

ETA: Yasmin's post in Cinderella (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29892&highlight=) was HILARIOUS, btw!
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on January 15, 2016, 09:17:08 AM
It's always a pleasure to see that people are enjoying the Shanachie's on-going - and to me, frankly astonishing - success!

A note for those production watchers dropped here - the next installment of the schedule has been posted here (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=129430#129430). The Shanachie is, as always, closed for maintenance over the month of January, but for the sake of RP, rehearsals for the Rep and will start on January 25th, and the Ballet and Theater Companies will be resuming their rehearsal schedule on February 1st.

Hope that helps!
Title: Cinderella Pantomime
Post by: Yasmin on January 15, 2016, 10:53:13 AM
[quote:3880bfac6b="Ducii"]Yasmin's post in Cinderella (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29892&highlight=) was HILARIOUS, btw![/quote]
Aw! Thank you so much!

I have to give credit for my writing to the Cinderella Pantomime that Mataya picked as inspiration. If you want to see the point in the show where ?Yas? makes her debut on the stage as the Wicked StepMother, check it out here: https://youtu.be/adb3Sfo__nE?t=368


On a side note to the Shanachie crew...

I'm probably going to be skipping this month's interviews. I got a new schedule at work and need a little time to adjust to the changes. But in order to try to keep everyone else's interviews on time, I plan to do the people I had scheduled for January at the end instead. So the peeps that I said I'd get to in February, count on a PM from me in a few weeks.
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on February 13, 2016, 05:29:22 PM
Hey, hey, folks!

Due to a little confusion that's been coming up, this is just to let everyone know that the Shanachie Theater folder is now located in Rhy'Din Town Center.

The move is not a reflection on Sid and the WestEnd, just me covering my bases here - I never asked for permission to put the Shanachie in the WestEnd folder, and I don't feel right insisting on having it there when the theater isn't a part of the original setting, now I know it's player-created. The last thing I want to do is add to any stress felt by anyone involved with various folders.

Just a line to let you all know.  ;-)
Title: Re:
Post by: Josette Wheeler on February 14, 2016, 10:23:53 AM
Awww. Yay!! I was so hoping that Carina would get a chance to shine and play Christine! Can't wait to see the show!
Title: Re:
Post by: Arandir on February 14, 2016, 10:42:16 AM
Why does it make me giggle to see Yas cast as Carlotta? A diva playing a diva. ;)
Title: Re:
Post by: Josette Wheeler on February 14, 2016, 01:45:18 PM
[quote:ceda09353d="Arandir"]Why does it make me giggle to see Yas cast as Carlotta? A diva playing a diva. ;)[/quote]

Hahahaa! Totally agree. Yas singing "Prima Donna "is going to be epic.
Title: With A Capital D!
Post by: Yasmin on February 15, 2016, 11:46:52 PM
[quote:9886697fc4="Arandir"]Why does it make me giggle to see Yas cast as Carlotta? A diva playing a diva. ;)[/quote]
[quote:9886697fc4="Josette Wheeler"]Hahahaa! Totally agree. Yas singing "Prima Donna "is going to be epic.[/quote]

I don?t know what ya?ll are talking about...

But I will say this - it wouldn?t be the first time Yas walked off (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29389) stage each night of a production...

Though this will be the first time it was scripted. ;)

P.S. I will have you all know that Yas?s title is Diva - with a capital D.  :cool:
Title: Re:
Post by: Eregor on February 18, 2016, 01:16:48 AM
Wait, Yas is a Diva?  I never would've guessed.  ;)
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on February 19, 2016, 06:05:02 AM
Hello to you all, my lovelies!

I've been fiddling again.  :grin:  Finally, the Theater NPCs (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=128278#128278) thread has been given a face lift - a few new faces in there, and the language cleaned up a bit so it makes better sense. Enjoy!
Title: Faerie Godmother
Post by: Yasmin on February 23, 2016, 09:46:48 PM
OMG! [size=18]LOOK! (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=216523#216523)[/size]

JewellRavenlock totally mentioned me in a post!

Ok, granted, she was talking about the Shanachie interviews but, just like Yas, I'm choosing to see this as all about me. ;)
Title: Fashion Show 2016
Post by: Yasmin on March 01, 2016, 08:18:05 AM
OMG! For those of you that missed the premiere of Fashion Week 2016, you missed out on Yas modeling for the main show along side Saila, Josette, Serah, Eless, Antonia, Bailey, Sabine, and Jewell. Check out the ?Apparition? (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=216850#216850) ensemble Yas wore for the show. She?s also set to make a special appearance for Muziak & Co at 2pm today in the Main Tent. How hot am I? That?s right!


Yas to her agent: Oh my gosh, Eddie! I?m in Fashion Week!

Eddie: Aren?t you worried you?re a little too much of a has-been for a role like this?


Check out all about Fashion Week here:
http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=216823#216823
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on March 02, 2016, 05:58:47 PM
Just want to post some praise for Josette's post in La Bayadere. It's an awesome post and a most enjoyable read. Kudos to Josette! :)

Check it out here: http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=216930#216930
Title: Re:
Post by: Josette Wheeler on March 03, 2016, 10:15:11 AM
Awww. Thank you! Your words truly brightened my day. :)
Title: Behind the Scenes: gifs
Post by: Yasmin on March 04, 2016, 10:00:12 AM
In honor of the upcoming Red Carpet (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30241) event  and After Party, (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30311) I would like to offer some behind the scenes shots of Yas during filming for the ?Rhydin Nights? movie:

Yas acting up getting her makeup on?
(https://45.media.tumblr.com/ed7feb1f01f5d2bcde30f1ddaa429f17/tumblr_my2orgTUif1r7skb7o3_400.gif)

Yas hearing that the Incredible Edibles catered lunch would be a little late?
(https://49.media.tumblr.com/c927355eb0ef6e77acf75861aa9580c9/tumblr_my4ngra68J1qlyweoo1_500.gif)
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on March 04, 2016, 01:14:22 PM
Yas ... you are simply a joy. Nuff said.

And Josette ... I have to add my praise to Tony's. That post in La Bayadere is simply breathtaking. Brilliantly done!
Title: Re:
Post by: Annabeth Caldwell on March 04, 2016, 03:55:43 PM
I'm gonna chime in here as well, that was beautiful, Josette!

And, Yas?  Never change.
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on March 05, 2016, 09:30:42 AM
I am seriously squeeing over the replies thus far to the Red Carpet thread. I will be putting up a playable to invite people to join the After Party thread, I promise, but not for a couple of days!

And ... I know I've done it once already, but I feel justified in repeating ...

Annabeth and Kruger, sitting in a tree ... K.I.S.S.I.N.G ...
Title: Re:
Post by: Josette Wheeler on March 06, 2016, 01:21:48 PM
Wow! Thank you all so much for the beautiful words. ::group hugs!::

And in honor of the runway spirit of fashion week and red carpet glam, thought I'd leave this song here just for fun. Yas, this one will especially speak to your inner Diva. ;)

http://youtu.be/bgpd5UDhUe8
Title: Re:
Post by: Yasmin on March 07, 2016, 11:43:53 AM
[quote:c5b93bad81="Josette Wheeler"]Yas, this one will especially speak to your inner Diva. ;)[/quote]
(http://57.media.tumblr.com/7728adfbb2c60f593f6c882cac7e7930/tumblr_n1fe9xTLLn1s9pecwo2_400.gif)

Just kidding! Sorry. I'm on a gif kick now.

Love Glee :) and love your Bayadere (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=216930#216930) post! Not only did your descriptions for Josette's role paint a vivid picture of Nikiya, but including the other dancers and their contributions to their roles just expanded on the whole ballet.
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on March 08, 2016, 09:04:59 AM
Brend ... you made me spit my coffee in the best possible way. I love those little side notes at the end of your Red Carpet (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=217223#217223) post!

To oblige, I found a paparazzi pic of Mataya for you ... not a compromising picture, but definitely something she'd do! Oh, and Oscar, too.  ;-)

(http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2013/startracks/130729/alyssa-milano-320.jpg)
Title: Re:
Post by: Tempus Fugit on March 08, 2016, 02:36:39 PM
Dearest Mataya,

I don't know your nickname or I'd use that - Brend's fine for me, by the way. My whole name is too much, and 'Lord Stormgaard' I'm leaving on the back burner until this whole thing with Scott Disick burns out.

Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed them.

Warning: This character doesn't so much break the fourth wall, as straddle it, riding like a bull while whipping a cowboy hat back and forth.  Just a little note to help with the context for all preceding and forthcoming ic or ooc statements addressed specifically to 'Brend'.

So. The directorial notes that I'm taking from that are these:

Ok, so you've never directed me and that's a misnomer for the type of notes - but since 'Lady in Charge' looms large authority wise over every other title, I thought it fitting to label it thusly.  And not to be political, I just needed to share the idea that just came to me with someone - if Hillary wins, what a consolidation of power!

1. Skip the poignancy and insight.

...so glad Brend and I spent so much time worrying about proper speechifying...

2. Dive straight into the chucklehead routine.

I get where you're going with this. Subtle. Mataya's  got a child with a striking resemblance to a young Brend.  I dunno, it's a lot to risk; imagine what would happen if some sleazy shock jock DJ got a hold of what you just said?

Anything else you need, I'll be in my trailer.

Congrats, you've got a new roomie! For years he's lived in a dilapidated animal hide tent in front of a campfire on the Bristle Crios grounds, so sets and set trailers are a huge step up for him in terms of living conditions. He'll keep away intruders at night, and always keeps his direct environment pest free - so it'll be like having both a cat and a dog, but completely housebroken. Assuming the trailers have the water still hooked up of course; if not this is going to be a real disaster...

Best regards,
Brendryck

To be fair, I really wanted to be around when you were doing Phantom, I just couldn't, didn't have the time; obviously I had to encourage everyone I knew to have a listen to 'Music of the Night', because... well... let's be honest everyone should at least hear that once.  I guess what I'm trying to get at here is, I don't care how popular the show was - just because Brend is squatting around the property and living like the proper Phantom, does not mean he's going to start wearing a mask. Other than the occasional evening icepack.
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on March 08, 2016, 05:28:28 PM
... where did I put that magnifying glass ...
Title: Interrupting
Post by: Yasmin on March 10, 2016, 08:25:10 AM
Just as a reference, this is how I imagine Yas running around, interrupting, and blatantly photobombing everyone she can during the Red Carpet (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30241) event and After Party: (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30311)

(https://49.media.tumblr.com/6ef56b0e477f2401dcd1d65c6284b514/tumblr_nj0ee0jIUB1qd8zg3o1_500.gif)


I hope to see everyone at the After Party!
Title: Re:
Post by: Ducii on March 10, 2016, 02:38:30 PM
I just want to say I love all the tasty headlines you're always posting for Yas! <3
Title: Re:
Post by: Eregor on March 11, 2016, 12:04:05 AM
I'm now picturing Yas standing just behind Rhi and Gory as they're kissing on the red carpet, photobombing in her own unique style.
Title: Tasty
Post by: Yasmin on March 11, 2016, 09:34:04 AM
[quote:1c3d2040fc="Ducii"]I just want to say I love all the tasty headlines you're always posting for Yas! <3[/quote]
Aww! Thank you! I still can?t believe anyone likes Yas half as much as she thinks everyone does.


[quote:1c3d2040fc="Eregor"]I'm now picturing Yas standing just behind Rhi and Gory as they're kissing on the red carpet, photobombing in her own unique style.[/quote]
I was gonna put up a picture for you to visualize just how badly she would be acting up behind them, but I'm not, and make you wonder. ;)

The way I'm seeing it going, every photo taken on the Red Carpet had Yas in it. Let?s be honest - You?re all just in her photos. :P
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on March 15, 2016, 05:06:52 PM
Hugely enormous thank yous to everyone who got involved in the Red Carpet and After Party threads!

Icons have been distributed - I tried to include dates where they were mentioned, but if I have forgotten anyone who was mentioned as there, please let me know and I'll rectify that oversight!
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on March 20, 2016, 02:02:45 PM
A note to everyone in the Ballet Troupe:

The annual Spring Gala is coming next month! This is your chance to showcase your character and show all of Rhy'Din what they are really capable of!

Please PM me with the choice of dance you would like your character to perform during the gala. You might want to offer a few choices in case of duplicates. If you have a regular dance partner, feel free to include them, too.

Also, if there are any players whose characters are not part of the troupe but who'd like them to participate in the gala as a guest performer, let me know that, as well. Please keep in mind the gala features ballet performances only.

Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you all! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Jonathan Granger on March 26, 2016, 01:07:09 PM
I apologize for being a little remiss in my postings with the theater. Been busy getting used to a new job and just dealing with life, in general, but I wanted to post a little praise for EVERYONE at the Shanachie. This is a great group of players and writers, and like Jon, I feel very proud and honored to be a part of it, so thanks to you all. You're all made of awesome. :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Annabeth Caldwell on March 28, 2016, 12:01:42 AM
Awww, thanks Jon.  Also, you're still more welcome to add to the post where Annabeth gets her voice back.
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on March 28, 2016, 04:30:18 PM
A bit late, folks, I know, but I found a relatively decent production of The Mikado on Youtube, and added the links to the Synopsis (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=217962#217962) post! Hope that helps those who aren't familiar with G&S!
Title: Re:
Post by: Jonathan Granger on March 28, 2016, 06:22:54 PM
[quote:4042270e9e="Annabeth Caldwell"]Awww, thanks Jon.  Also, you're still more welcome to add to the post where Annabeth gets her voice back.[/quote]

I know. I just couldn't think of what to add! Sorry! :(
Title: Re:
Post by: Annabeth Caldwell on March 29, 2016, 01:12:54 AM
[quote:ad7a3e488b="Jonathan Granger"]I know. I just couldn't think of what to add! Sorry! :([/quote]

Oh that's okay!  It's cool!  :grin:
Title: Anime
Post by: Yasmin on March 29, 2016, 08:49:31 AM
[quote:bddf5147c6="Mataya"]A bit late, folks, I know, but I found a relatively decent production of The Mikado on Youtube, and added the links to the Synopsis (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=217962#217962) post! Hope that helps those who aren't familiar with G&S![/quote]
I can just see the director trying to explain this to Yas...

After this whole summary, she'd be like, "I'm sorry. I just don't understand anime."
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on April 10, 2016, 09:23:59 AM
Just a reminder, if you haven't gotten back to me about the spring gala yet, please do so soon. It starts April 24th and will be coming up quickly!

Please PM me with the choice of dance you would like your character to perform during the gala. You might want to offer a few choices in case of duplicates. If you have a regular dance partner, feel free to include them, too.

Also, if there are any players whose characters are not part of the troupe but who'd like them to participate in the gala as a guest performer, let me know that, as well. Please keep in mind the gala features ballet performances only.

Thanks for reading! :)
Title: Some Thanks
Post by: Yasmin on May 11, 2016, 10:41:17 AM
Some things I wanted to say?

1) Thanks to Anthony De Luca for letting Yas be in the Spring Ballet Gala. (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30557) She?s far from a proper ballerina, but thanks to a little [ie: a lot of] practice on her end and his trust, I think Yas pulled it out enough to keep up with the true ballet?ists. :) Thank goodness the Gala is a once a year thing. No way Yas would be willing to put in all that work year round.
2) Thanks to Leonard Sheldon (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=40202) for letting Yas be his performance partner. He definitely took a chance on this diva. +amorous+ I know the attention whore, and I doubt even I would have trusted her not to try to upstage him. A true gentleman, and a talented... ballerino? I should look up the male form of ballerina before I make comments...

Last, and most importantly...

3) When I was pulling Yas?s Polyvore outfit together for the Gala After Party,  (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=219602#219602) I saw these Dolce and Gabbana (https://www.modaoperandi.com/dolce-gabbana-pf16/resin-banana-earrings) earrings, and I was like, ?Oh my gosh, this joke writes itself??

So, in summation...

Everyone's invited to the After Party! http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30619
Title: 'Words of Praise'
Post by: Yasmin on May 14, 2016, 05:27:49 AM
I was skimming the Dragon?s Mark forum (http://www.dragonsmark.com/forums/index.php) and was surprised to see a shout out (http://www.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=22164#22164) from Pharlen for the Mother?s Day Requests (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=219233#219233) on WHAM!

So excited! :)

Want to post a shout out for me? I mean... for someone? ;) Do so at Dragon?s Mark?s Words of Praise. (http://www.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1169)
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on May 21, 2016, 10:23:34 AM
Last chance to declare attendance at the Spring Gala After-Party! (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30619) The thread will be closing between midnight tonight and when I officially get online tomorrow, so if you want an icon and to show off your support for a good cause, now's your chance!  :grin:
Title: Re:
Post by: Ebon Ilnaren on May 22, 2016, 01:37:39 AM
I am, in fact, planning on posting for both Eregor and Doran in the Secret Garden thread, though it may not be until the end of the show's run.  Give a closing night perspective on it.

"Getting their Yorkshire on" needs to be a thing, btw.  :D
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on May 22, 2016, 03:44:52 AM
[quote:40da7d5c6e="Ebon Ilnaren"]I am, in fact, planning on posting for both Eregor and Doran in the Secret Garden thread, though it may not be until the end of the show's run.  Give a closing night perspective on it.

"Getting their Yorkshire on" needs to be a thing, btw.  :D[/quote]

It definitely does!  :grin:  Thanks for the heads up - I'll keep the thread open until you're done!
Title: Re:
Post by: Anya De Luca on May 23, 2016, 12:03:42 PM
Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, living and undead ... differently alive ...

The icons for the Gala After Party are out! Thank you to everyone who got involved - to the guest performers for the Gala itself, and the regular turns who put so much into every ballet; and to the guests at the after-party, who made it a much bigger event than we were expecting! You're all awesome!
Title: Re:
Post by: Eregor on May 28, 2016, 03:27:16 PM
[quote:391ea2f357="Mataya"]Thanks for the heads up - I'll keep the thread open until you're done![/quote]
Thanks!

I wasn't originally going to do a snippet of backstory, but it fit into how Gory felt about the part.  :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on May 30, 2016, 09:46:20 AM
I'm loving the additions to The Secret Garden! Thread's going to stay open for a few more days, if anyone else wants to add anything!

Also, folks, the Calendar (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30422) has been updated - go take a peek to see what's coming up over the summer!
Title: Secrets and Shout Outs
Post by: Yasmin on May 31, 2016, 01:00:15 AM
[quote:9f4b4a934e="Mataya"]I'm loving the additions to The Secret Garden! Thread's going to stay open for a few more days, if anyone else wants to add anything![/quote]
Thanks for leaving it open. I was super late, but I got one in.

Ok, I hope no one minds if I give a shout out?

[quote:9f4b4a934e="Addie Alcar"]Mich and Miz and even Scarlet, they?ve got my back. I don?t have to worry about things changing with them. We?ll always be TRASH. Which, speaking of, has really blown up as of late. Yas, that?s Michi?s crush, has been playing us non-stop on WHAM 101.1FM and that led to us getting picked up to do a few songs on a movie soundtrack for Rhydin Nights. Like, legit, a real life movie soundtrack. We got to go to the premiere after party and everything. That?s how you know you hit the big time.[/quote]
I beg to differ. You know you hit the big time when you?re featured in someone?s diary. :) Read more from Addie?s ?pretty purple journal? here. (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29412)
Title: Re: Secrets and Shout Outs
Post by: Michi on May 31, 2016, 07:07:12 PM
[quote:f9e66d3f49="Yasmin"]
I beg to differ. You know you hit the big time when you?re featured in someone?s diary. :) Read more from Addie?s ?pretty purple journal? here. (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29412)[/quote]
:X MAKING IT BIG
Title: Re:
Post by: Josette Wheeler on July 02, 2016, 02:14:25 PM
I just want to say I am loving reading Yasmin's new interviews with Tony, Anya, Merethyl and James! Since one of Jamie's dream roles is the Nutcracker Prince, I thought I would share this. I love the twist and its unique, Nutcracker meets West Side Story vibe, so here is a little bit of Christmas in July!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-1XB00Ss8I
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on July 02, 2016, 03:28:02 PM
[quote:dc06278549="Josette Wheeler"]I just want to say I am loving reading Yasmin's new interviews with Tony, Anya and James! Since one of Jamie's dream roles is the Nutcracker Prince, I thought I would share this. I love the twist and its unique, Nutcracker meets West Side Story vibe, so here is a little bit of Christmas in July!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-1XB00Ss8I[/quote]

And I am loving reading everyone's reactions to Little Mermaid. :)

Also, Jamie may just get his wish come December. ;)
Title: Nutcracker meets West Side Story
Post by: Yasmin on July 02, 2016, 10:49:31 PM
[quote:e7bd290415="Josette Wheeler"]I just want to say I am loving reading Yasmin's new interviews with Tony, Anya and James! Since one of Jamie's dream roles is the Nutcracker Prince, I thought I would share this. I love the twist and its unique, Nutcracker meets West Side Story vibe, so here is a little bit of Christmas in July!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-1XB00Ss8I[/quote]
Thanks!

I love the vid. :) If there was real life street fight and one of two broke into that kinda fighting, I think the other person would be so thrown off, they'd give up. "Holy... What is this crazy person doing? I'm outta here..."

Also. GIRL POWER!
Title: 100th!?!
Post by: Yasmin on July 13, 2016, 11:12:09 AM
::looks at the 99 replies on the The Shanachie Theater Calendar (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30422) thread, then looks at the next show coming up::

Does this mean that To Kill A Mockingbird is going to be the Shanachie?s 100th production? :)




And also?
(http://i.imgur.com/H8DGj4r.gif)
Title: Re: 100th!?!
Post by: Mataya on July 13, 2016, 11:42:42 AM
[quote:d5863516b6="Yasmin"]::looks at the 99 replies on the The Shanachie Theater Calendar (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30422) thread, then looks at the next show coming up::

Does this mean that To Kill A Mockingbird is going to be the Shanachie?s 100th production? :)




And also?
(http://i.imgur.com/H8DGj4r.gif)[/quote]

Excuse me while I cry laughing at that gif!

... uh ... anyway ...

I'd love to be able to say that Mockingbird will be the 100th production, but I don't actually think it is. I've missed a couple over the last few years, so we've probably slid past the 100th production without noticing.

That said ... let's call it the 100th production, and I'll put in the advertising.  :grin:
Title: Re:
Post by: Dorian Hadley on July 19, 2016, 08:28:01 PM
Just a reminder that the play, One Thousand and One Nights (aka Arabian Nights) will be playing in the Shanachie Ampitheater until September. The play will be adapted so that it is family-friendly, and icons will be distributed to those who participate.

The thread for posting is located here:
http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30829
It will remain open for posting until the play ends in September.

And this is what the Shanachie Ampitheater looks like:
https://www.raleighnc.gov/content/PRecRecreation/Images/BordenFletcherAmphitheaterOverall.JPG

Thanks to Mataya and the Shanachie Theater for offering the use of the Ampitheater.  If anyone has any questions, drop me a PM. And as always, just have fun with it! :)
Title: The Year of the Yas
Post by: Yasmin on July 27, 2016, 01:16:00 PM
With the final interview (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=222376#222376) up for the ?Inside the Actors? Shanachie?, I just want to offer a big thanks to everyone who let me and Yas bug you to interview your character. I had a blast with the project! :) I think everyone interviewed has gotten a cool autograph icon by now. If not, let me know.

Cool DJ Zazzy Yas Autograph> (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/shop/images/DJ%20Zazzy%20Yas%20Autograph.gif) Even cooler Zazzy Yasmead icon> (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/shop/images/Zazzy%20Yasmead.jpg)

If you want to pick up one of these awesome drink icons, made by NorseLady, you got to head to the upcoming BoozeFest, stop by the White Stag Pub (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/templates/rdi/dockside/images/icon_minipost.gif) booth, and grab a sample of the special Yas inspired drink, Zazzy Yasmead. Rumor has it that other places might be offering a cool drink inspired by your loveable shapeshifter. That?s right - This year?s Booze Fest is unofficially The Year of the Yas!
Title: Re:
Post by: Dorian Hadley on August 05, 2016, 08:17:26 PM
I just want to say ...

(http://howardsykes.mycouncillor.org.uk/files/2016/05/thank-you-note.jpg)

... to Yasmin for including the Starlight Theater in WHAM 101's Days of Summer (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=222688#222688) contest.

THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!

You are made of awesome! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Dorian Hadley on August 14, 2016, 11:54:30 AM
Just a little additional information regarding the production of One Thousand and One Nights. I did not post a cast list or synopsis, as it's a pretty complex play with lots of stories interwoven into the main story and lots of characters, but the principal actors are as follows:

(http://static.standard.co.uk/s3fs-public/styles/story_medium/public/thumbnails/image/2015/09/16/08/AN79221658684-05e-Shot_02_0.gif)
Delilah Davis (NPC) - Shahrazad

(http://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m505wl7TWj1rt9m78o1_500.jpg)
Kit Wylie (NPC) - King Shahriyar

(http://coolmenshair.com/wp-content/uploads/CharlieCoxHairstyle-long.jpg)
Dorian Hadley (PC) - Shah Zaman

Billy, Melody, and Amber are additional NPC main cast members.

You're going to have to wing it a little, my friends, because there are just too many parts to cast them all, but I imagine the main cast members play multiple parts and that the play itself is the most well-known version.

You want icons? I got icons! Anyone posting in the One Thousand and One Nights (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=308291001) thread before the end of the run will earn themselves this nifty little icon:

(http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/shop/images/1001%20Nights.jpg)

In addition, with Mataya's gracious permission, I am extending the play to run until September 18th. So get posting, people! ;)

Photos of the cast members are courtesy of Seren Lowell (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=163803) of Lowell Photography (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=220555&highlight=#220555).
Title: Re:
Post by: Josh Stuart on August 27, 2016, 09:21:43 AM
I'm a bit late posting this, but Kiss Me, Kate is one of my all-time favorite musicals, and Bill and Lois are my favorite characters, so here's a little clip from the movie. Just try to imagine Josh and Dru in the roles, rather than Tommy Rall and Ann Miller. I'm sure they had a blast with this one. Enjoy the clip! :)

https://youtu.be/W3WGkx1MYDQ
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on September 04, 2016, 01:20:52 PM
Huge, huge thank you to everyone who auditioned this year! I'm going to have to keep on top of who gets what role! ~chuckles~ The new Roll Call (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=223976#223976) is up, and the PMs have been sent out - Welcome to the Shanachie!

As always, you are welcome to post in the Shanachie folder, and I will draw your attention to The Green Room (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=28096), which is the perfect place for those little drabbles that don't seem to go anywhere but need writing anyway!

One thing I am asking, though ... I would like to see some posting from all those involved. Not for every production, and you don't have produce something profound every single time. But I am instituting a new rule this year, which may not be very popular:

If there is no presence from your character either in production threads, personal threads, or the Green Room thread for a period of three months, Mataya will fire them. And if Mataya fires a character, they will never be employed by the Shanachie Theater again.

Harsh, I know, but I need to be hard line on it, finally. If there is a reason for that absence, please let me know via PM - I'm not unreasonable, and nowhere near as scary as a lot of folks seem to think!

But the point of this post was to say .... thank to all auditionees and returning performers, and congratulations! Welcome to the Shanachie!

EDITED TO ADD - Icons have been distributed, too!
Title: Re:
Post by: Cataclysmic on September 04, 2016, 10:40:30 PM
Thank you so much for letting me join up! I am so excited to participate in this and motivated for all the stories and writing!

<3 <3 <3
Title: Welcome Newbies!
Post by: Yasmin on September 09, 2016, 07:48:01 PM
Yas would like to say:
[size=18]Welcome, newbies![/size] +pinkie+


I would like to say:

Now that the WHAM! 101.1FM Days of Summer (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=222688#222688) promotion has wrapped up, check out these cool picts of all the new [size=18]blue hairstyles[/size] (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=224152#224152)[/url] walking around Rhydin by the follicly talented Grace Cassidy. (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=159984) "Follicly talented"? Correction. I think that's also something Yas would say. My bad.

Anyway... I also want to give a big thanks to Cameron Blaine (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=222980#222980) and NorseLady, (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=223652#223652) who posted about their experiences with their prizes.
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on September 17, 2016, 05:23:10 AM
Hello, hello!

The Calendar opening post (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=129439#129439) has been updated!

Welcome to all the new faces - really enjoying everything that's been written. And don't forget, Sunday is an all day technical rehearsal, so there's that to have fun with, too!
Title: Re:
Post by: Dorian Hadley on September 18, 2016, 01:03:17 PM
Just posting a quick reminder that there's only one day left to post in the One Thousand and One Nights (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=308291001) thread, if you'd like to earn an icon.

Please note that only players who actually post to the thread will get an icon, as I do not have time to check other threads or chat logs for mentions. Sorry about that.

You don't have to post anything complicated, just that your character attended at some point. I'll be sending out the following icon later this week to those who have posted to the thread.

Thanks for reading and thanks in advance to those who've posted already or used the playable in their posts and RP!

(http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/shop/images/1001%20Nights.jpg)
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on September 26, 2016, 12:46:53 PM
Hey, folks!

Just to let you all know that the Celebrate Diversity (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=31258) picnic thread will stay open until Wednesday, so there's time to show your support for a lack of racial intolerance in Rhy'Din if you want to!
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on October 02, 2016, 09:35:26 AM
Icons are out for the Celebrate Diversity picnic! I'm pretty sure I've missed someone, so when you discover who you are, let me know!  :grin:
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on October 02, 2016, 10:49:24 AM
Hello, everyone!

The first ballet with the new ballet troupe has been posted. In case anyone is unhappy with their role, I want to assure you all that EVERYONE will receive a starring role at some point during the year. I am all about fairness and I assure you that everyone will get their chance in the spotlight.

If anyone has any questions or concerns regarding anything having to do with the ballet, please do not hesitate to PM me. I don't bite ... hard. ;)

Happy gaming, everyone! :)
Title: Sabine's Tiara
Post by: Yasmin on October 05, 2016, 07:58:06 PM
I'm so happy to see when someone accepts a prize from the WHAM! 101.1FM Request Line giveaways and writes about it.

...which is why I want to point out (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=225209#225209) Sabine stopping by Weddings by Miranda to pick up her prize...

I vote she get a tiara. This is why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjUSFHRCEOI
Title: Re: Sabine's Tiara
Post by: Miranda Bennett on October 05, 2016, 08:24:20 PM
[quote:fd6f4d74a8="Yasmin"]I'm so happy to see when someone accepts a prize from the WHAM! 101.1FM Request Line giveaways and writes about it.

...which is why I want to point out (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=225209#225209) Sabine stopping by Weddings by Miranda to pick up her prize...

I vote she get a tiara. This is why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjUSFHRCEOI[/quote]

Miranda will be more than happy to make sure Sabine picks out just the right one. Every girl should get to wear a tiara at least once in her life. :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Sabine on October 05, 2016, 08:28:47 PM
She would 100% be just like that. lol. Poor Josiah.
Title: Re:
Post by: Arandir on October 07, 2016, 08:19:06 PM
A quick note to anyone who might be following Aran and Carina's stories:
Henceforth, we are going to be posting for them mainly in Motley Menagerie of Myriad Marvels (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=524), just because they fit better there. The reasons will become clear before long. Thanks for reading! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on October 08, 2016, 10:25:35 AM
I think we've posted this before, but just a quick note ... If you're wondering what shows are coming up in the next few weeks/months, refer to this post:

https://www.dragonsmark.com/red-dragon-inn/forum/index.php/topic,5282.0.html
 (https://www.dragonsmark.com/red-dragon-inn/forum/index.php/topic,5282.0.html)
And of course, if anyone has any further questions, drop myself or Mataya a PM.

Thanks and happy RP, everyone! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on October 09, 2016, 03:19:39 PM
Brief bit of news, folks!

As of the events of this meeting (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=31366), the Roll Call (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=223976#223976) has been adjusted accordingly. I am reliably informed that Aran and Carina wouldn't mind people mentioning their unexpected voluntary demotion, if it occurs to them.  ;-)
Title: YAS!!
Post by: Yasmin on October 23, 2016, 06:08:55 PM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/154hjr8.jpg)

No joke. I found this metal pin at a local store.

I think someone is using my character's name without my permission and selling it for a profit... In fact, they made a profit off of me cuz I had to get it. LOL!

How awesome is this, though?

And yes, I know, to everyone else this is just the new fangled way the kids are saying 'yes' now-a-days, but all I can see is my Yas. :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on December 01, 2016, 08:09:31 PM
Starting a new job next week, so my schedule is gonna be a little wonky for a while until I get settled. Bear with me, everyone! I'm not going anywhere. Just need to adjust. :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Ebon Ilnaren on December 01, 2016, 10:03:08 PM
[quote:8c33c36c8b="Anthony De Luca"]Starting a new job next week, so my schedule is gonna be a little wonky for a while until I get settled. Bear with me, everyone! I'm not going anywhere. Just need to adjust. :)[/quote]

Congratulations on the new job!  :D
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on December 02, 2016, 08:13:08 PM
[quote:c2cf0a15da="Ebon Ilnaren"]
Congratulations on the new job!  :D[/quote]

Thanks! Hopefully, it goes well. :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on December 06, 2016, 08:36:29 PM
Attention, attention!

Ladies and gentlemen of Rhy'Din, The Nutcracker is coming! And in a flash of inspiration, we have decided to ask if anyone out there is taking ballet classes at De Luca Dance. If you are (played characters, please), would you be interested in playing a small part in the first act of The Nutcracker, to fill out our roster of adult performers playing parents at the party?

If the answer is yes, please PM me, Mataya, by midnight EST on Saturday 10th December, so we can add your name to our cast list.

Hoping for some interest!  :grin:
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on December 07, 2016, 12:48:22 PM
Amendment - any dance class at De Luca Dance. ~laughs~ Don't be shy!
Title: Our 'Last Christmas'
Post by: Yasmin on December 25, 2016, 11:22:54 PM
This Christmas was our ?Last Christmas (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gmARGvPlI)? with the music treasure, George Michael.

George Michael dies at 53: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38432862

Aside from singing my favorite Christmas song, ?Last Christmas (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gmARGvPlI)?, he was one of the members of the amazing band, Wham! (https://www.youtube.com/user/WhamVEVO), which is where I took my inspiration for Yas?s fictional radio station?s call letters.

To see all of the other inspirational people we lost in 2016, check out the link below. I hope they will not have to add any more names in the few days we have left in the year.

People we?ve lost in 2016: http://www.cnn.com/specials/world/obit-2016
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on December 30, 2016, 07:11:57 AM
Hope everyone is having a lovely time over this holiday season, whether you're working or resting or playing! All the best for 2017!

Also ... two more days and three more performances of The Nutcracker (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=31636&highlight=) - last chance to add something to the thread before it closes and the Shanachie is on hiatus for a month. For those in the Theater Company, your characters will be needed for intensive rehearsals starting on January 23rd (one week only of rehearsal this time, because they'll have all day to do it in!).
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on December 31, 2016, 02:30:26 PM
The last week or so has been a bit crazy, so I haven't been able to post as much as I'd like, but I just wanted to drop a quick note to wish everyone a safe, healthy, prosperous, and Happy New Year! Cheers, everyone!
+toast+

(https://www.happynewyears2017.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Happy-New-Year-2017-Images-For-WhatsApp-2.jpg)
Title: Re:
Post by: Tempus Fugit on January 16, 2017, 12:10:42 AM
Loved Zero Tolerance.  Just saying.

Then again, I appreciate a little genuinely righteous foot to arse.  Also, just saying.

:)
Title: Re:
Post by: Elena on January 16, 2017, 08:44:44 AM
Glad you enjoyed it! Elena's not quite as head-on as Mataya is, but they're definitely related!
Title: Re:
Post by: Jonathan Granger on January 27, 2017, 07:25:24 PM
Just a note that Jon will be returning to work as a teacher in the STARS program and as assistant director in the Rep as his LOA is over. Just in case anyone wants to know. :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on January 28, 2017, 11:24:19 AM
Hellooo folks!

The schedule (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=129439#129439) has been updated, ready for kick off next weekend. There's been a slight change to the Roll Call, too - Dorian Hadley has moved from Rep to Theater. Those who are guests in the Theater, please, please let me know if your character is available to do Fame - it's a big cast, I need all the help I can get!

Also, the STARS (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=229144#229144) are back for their next semester! Anyone who would like to post a guest lesson, please do drop me a PM and we can work something out. AND! Anyone who has a child character, or child NPC, who would like to be involved in STARS, also drop me a PM with the name and age, and I'll add them to the roster.
Title: Adding to the Divas
Post by: Yasmin on February 11, 2017, 11:52:49 AM
"Shanachie Starlet Collapses on Stage!" Link here (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=229682#229682).

OMG! Sabine is totally among the divas now! Yas is gonna need to step up her game. Competition on!

I'm loving it, Sabine.  +heartu+
Title: Re:
Post by: Sabine on February 11, 2017, 10:50:58 PM
Thank you! It was a fun set to put together.
Title: Re:
Post by: Mairead Harker on February 18, 2017, 12:13:27 PM
Happy birthday to the person who brings Mataya and the Shanachie to life! I hope it's a grand day!
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on February 18, 2017, 12:42:24 PM
Outed!  :razz:

Thank you!
Title: Re:
Post by: Kruger on February 18, 2017, 01:45:14 PM
Happy 29th birthday, Matayamun!

<3
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on February 19, 2017, 08:06:53 AM
Very close guess, I'm impressed.  :grin:
Title: Re:
Post by: Miranda Bennett on February 19, 2017, 11:01:55 AM
Doesn't every woman past the age of 29 turn 29 again on her birthday? ;)
Title: Re:
Post by: Miranda Bennett on February 26, 2017, 12:49:31 PM
Just an FYI ...

Miranda has very recently accepted a position with the Shanachie as their new costume designer. Her first task will be to design the costumes for Giselle, which the ballet will be performing in March and which will feature newcomer Harper Melle in the title role. She will also be helping to finish up the costuming for the upcoming musical, Kismet.

Miranda has a bubbly personality and is very much an extrovert, so it's easy to assume she'd make it a point to get to know the people she's working with and for.

If anyone has any questions or wishes to mention her in their RP or posts, feel free. Also, if anyone would like to join the Shanachie's costume department, feel free to drop me a PM.

Of course, a huge THANK YOU to Mataya for allowing Miranda to join the fun at the Shanachie. :)

Thanks for reading, everyone! :)
Title: New Costume Designer
Post by: Yasmin on February 26, 2017, 02:25:22 PM
[quote:198228163c="Miranda Bennett"]Miranda has very recently accepted a position with the Shanachie as their new costume designer.[/quote]
Oh my gosh! Welcome! +wavey+

Yas would like to make a request for a full ball gown for every production she's in.

...Not for a costume. Just her own personal request.
Title: Re:
Post by: Sabine on February 26, 2017, 02:42:46 PM
Hey that's awesome! Welcome Miranda!
Title: Re:
Post by: Miranda Bennett on February 26, 2017, 05:12:57 PM
In case anyone is interested in reading, here's a link to the story behind Miranda's job offer: A Call for Help (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=32016)

And thanks for the welcome, girls! Miranda is excited to be here! :)
Title: dreams
Post by: Yasmin on February 28, 2017, 02:59:10 PM
Hey! Here's a little insight into Yas, by way of her dream...

You can totally post up your characters' dreams, too!

http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=32013 (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=32013)

(http://design.lolrus.mediamolecule.com/homepage/dreams-pgw/bg-dreamcloud.png)
Title: Re:
Post by: Josette Wheeler on March 02, 2017, 07:14:21 PM
Late to the party here, but a very Happy Birthday to Mataya's writer and a huge hug of gratitude for all the hard work you put in to keep the theater thriving!

Also a big welcome to Miranda!! Really enjoyed reading A Call for Help and loved how it tied in with all the chaos going on in the city. I am so excited to see the beautiful costume designs for Giselle and to see Harper so beautifully dressed for her first title role at Shanachie! Congrats Harper!!
Title: Re:
Post by: Sabine on March 04, 2017, 04:07:03 PM
Loved the read Miranda!

And yes, so excited about the costumes. Sabine is probably going to get fired for borrowing a costume or two... -whistles-
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on April 09, 2017, 11:02:20 AM
Just a quick heads up ...

Even though Giselle is technically no longer playing, we're going to leave that thread open for another week or so in case anyone wants to post there. I know people get busy, and I don't want to close it too soon.

If your character is a member of the ballet and you haven't checked the boards recently, please do so as I make every effort to give each PC member a lead role at least once a season. Unfortunately, there are only a handful of ballets per season and I have to spread the leads around.

For your information, the following are the ballets scheduled to run for the remainder of the year and dates. The schedule can be subject to change, but usually doesn't.

5th to 24th June
Annual Spring Gala

14th August to 9th September
La Sylphide

13th November to 2nd December
Faust

As always, the Spring Gala is the time when you get to choose what dance you'd like your character to perform. Stay tuned to this board for more information about that in the coming weeks, but it's never too early to start thinking about what you'd like your character to do with that.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to drop me a PM! Thanks for reading! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on April 30, 2017, 10:15:06 AM
The next few shows are up on the first post of the schedule (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=129439#129439), lovelies! And everything for Grease will be up in about half an hour!
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on May 16, 2017, 05:52:58 PM
NOTICE TO ALL SHANACHIE BALLET MEMBERS:

The Spring Gala is only a few short weeks away, running from June 5th - June 24th. As always, this is the time when you get to choose what dance you'd like your character to perform, so start thinking about it and drop me a PM with what you'd like your character to do with that. You might also want to offer a few choices in case of duplicates. If you have a regular dance partner, feel free to include them, too. Please only choose ballet numbers for your character's featured dance, though it does not have to be classical.

If I do not hear back from you by the end of May, at the latest, I will be forced to choose something for you, and I would prefer everyone choose something for themselves.

Also, if there is anyone whose character is a professional ballet dancer or who's had professional training and would like to join the ballet for the event, drop me a PM with what you'd like your character to do, and we'll work something out.

Thanks, everyone! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on May 28, 2017, 12:35:22 PM
This is just a reminder that I will be posting the info about the ballet's Spring Gala next weekend. If you have not done so already, please let me know if your character intends to take part and what dance you would like him/her to perform. This goes for both members of the Shanachie and guest dancers. So far, I've only heard from two PCs, and there is plenty of room for more, so feel free to PM me. I don't bite. Promise! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on July 26, 2017, 09:18:38 AM
Hey, folks!

The first post in the Calendar thread has been updated, so you can see what's on for the next couple of months. Nothing is on this week, because the brain behind the owner messed up her dates when she made the schedule to begin with for this year. Look on it as a paid holiday!
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Post by: Mataya on September 17, 2017, 11:03:38 AM
So, my fabulous guys and gals and general wonderflubblinesses!

Auditions are over for another year, and we have a fantastic mix of old and new to grace your (virtual) stage with for the next twelve months. All who auditioned, please check your PMs - your acceptance letters have been mailed. If I missed someone, tell me!

Icons will be ordered when the Submit Tool is working again, I won't forget.

The first post in the Calendar thread has been updated, so if you want to see what's coming up for the rest of 2017, go take a peek! The STARS are shining - this time, with me actually having added the profile links in for the PCs involved.

Hope you've all had a brilliant summer! Hugs and kisses from the Shanachie!
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on September 25, 2017, 06:03:33 PM
Icons for the Shanachie guys and gals and ungendered tentacled blobs are out!  :grin:

A huge thank you to Anthony De Luca for helping me get around my icon problem so we could get these out. Love ya, bro!
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on October 30, 2017, 04:47:19 PM
Okay, people! I'm running out of ideas for ballets, and I need to pick a few for the upcoming season. We've done pretty much all of the popular ones, as well as a few obscure ones. So, feel free to PM me with any suggestions, and I will take them into consideration. I prefer classical ballets, but I'm open to doing a few contemporaries, as well. I also don't mind repeat performances, so long as they're not repeated in the same year. Keep in mind that they have to be ballets I can actually find information about online as to synopsis and cast members. Thanks, everyone!
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on December 15, 2017, 07:57:16 PM
Hi all!

Just letting you guys know, I've made a change on the Calendar - the end of year show has been changed from The Ballad of Robin Hood to Peter Pan Goes Wrong. ;)
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on March 13, 2018, 07:33:31 PM
NOTE TO ALL BALLET TROUPE MEMBERS

Due to some personal scheduling conflicts, I have made a small change to the Shanachie calendar with regard to the ballet schedule, as follows.

The Spring Gala has been moved to summer and in its place, the ballet will be performing Coppelia.

23rd April to 12th May
Coppelia
Shanachie Ballet Company

25th June to 14th July
Summer Gala
Shanachie Ballet Company

The Summer Gala is the time when YOU get to choose what dance you'd like your character to perform, so start thinking about it and drop me a PM with what you'd like your character to do with that. You might also want to offer a few choices in case of duplicates. If you have a regular dance partner, feel free to include them, too.

Thanks, everyone, and looking forward to hearing from each of you! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Jonathan Granger on March 17, 2018, 12:17:44 PM
Regarding Twelve Angry Men, we were a little bit late posting this one, as it was a particularly difficult play to cast. It should be noted that we "borrowed" some cast members from the theater group for this play. With the exception of Yassidy, the ladies get some time off this time around. There's a reason for that, but you will have to wait a few weeks to find out why. :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on May 15, 2018, 08:37:29 AM
I know I'm late, but only by one day! The first post of the Calendar has been updated (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=129439#129439), and the details are soon to follow!
Title: Re:
Post by: Dorian Hadley on May 16, 2018, 05:36:24 PM
Yay for Hamilton! :D
Title: TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE SHANACHIE BALLET: Please read!
Post by: Anthony De Luca on June 09, 2018, 11:12:18 AM
TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE SHANACHIE BALLET:

It's almost time for the ballet's Summer Gala (6/25-7/14). If you have not contacted me with a choice for your character's ballet number, please do so ASAP. This is your opportunity to choose what piece you'd like to see your character perform, so don't miss out! Just drop me a quick PM. I check them daily.

And thank you all for reading, writing, and otherwise participating in the Shanachie! We've been a little busy these last few weeks, but we will be posting more shows for you very soon. Promise! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on June 22, 2018, 07:35:36 PM
Hello again, everyone! +wavey+

I'm planning on post the gala on Sunday, so if you haven't PMed me with a dance choice yet, please do, or I will have to choose one for you. Thanks! :)
Title: Father's Day
Post by: Yasmin on June 23, 2018, 03:44:21 PM
Just a quick note... My apologies for missing Father's Day this year for the WHAM! 101.1FM: Request Line. (http://rdi.dragonsmark.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=240849#240849)

My father passed away a couple of months ago. I have been spending more time with my mom since then, which is probably also a factor in my less active status online. But anyway, I just wanted to make that small comment just so people don't think I was maliciously overlooking Father's Day. I just didn't have it in me. But, as always, the Request Line is open for anyone at any time for any occasion, so don't feel like Yas has to start it up if you'd like to request anything. :)

Oh, and if anyone asks ICly why WHAM! didn't do a Father's Day Special, Yas will just claim that she got the months mixed up on her calendar and didn't realize it until it was too late, but she's got an extra special Thanksgiving Day Special all ready to go. ;)

+thanksgiving+
Title: Re: Father's Day
Post by: Anthony De Luca on June 23, 2018, 06:47:18 PM
Thanks for letting us know, Yas, and sorry for your loss. My mom passed away a few years ago, and we try to spend more time with my dad now, so I understand completely. Family first, always! And know your RP family is always here when you need us.  +heartu+
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on June 24, 2018, 01:30:48 PM
Just a face for a name. This is Ivan Vasiliev, whose face I am borrowing to portray Alexei Barinov, currently an NPC and guest dancer with the Shanachie Ballet Company.

(https://mikhailovsky.ru/upload/resize_cache/iblock/af0/336_336_1/vasiliev_ivan_564.jpg)
Alexei Barinov

And this is him performing in the gala - https://youtu.be/PIb3RnBlGZs
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on July 29, 2018, 10:32:37 AM
Just FYI, I haven't forgotten that I promised icons for the gala! Just delayed in getting them back from the DM peeps. I will be distributing them as soon as they arrive in my Inventory. Thanks for your patience and continued participation, everyone! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on August 13, 2018, 01:24:50 PM
I am so sorry my posting has been all over the place for the last few months, folks! I have no excuse, not really. I have updated the first post of the Calendar thread, for anyone who wants to see what's coming up. Fingers crossed I won't forget to open the auditions in a couple of weeks!
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on August 31, 2018, 06:36:12 PM
Last chance to audition for the 2018-2019 season roll call - the thread will be locked when I get online tomorrow. Two things I need to point out, however;

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- Any child character who is in STARS is automatically considered to be on the Roll Call, and does not need to audition. Just PM the character's name and age, and I'll add them to the STARS list.

- After paying closer attention to the timeline of shows and rehearsals, I am putting my foot down. A character can be a regular in one of the companies only. They can guest in two, but not if they are already a regular in one. There are two exceptions to this rule, because they have plausible circumstances that allow them to manage it.


To clarify, if you are a regular in the Theater or Rep Company, you are committed to two weeks of long days of rehearsal followed immediately by two weeks of performances (for the Ballet, the rehearsal time runs over a month, and the performances three weeks). Rehearsals and performances for the differing companies overlap. It is just not possible for most people to be able to attend rehearsals and perform a different show in the evening. I know on Rhy'Din that anything is possible, but Mataya would never forgive herself if she let someone burn out through over-work.
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on August 31, 2018, 09:09:34 PM
Okay, I'm done. I've been polite. Polite apparently doesn't cut it.

It seems as though a few things need to be made perfectly clear here.

I do not just run the Shanachie Theater. I created the Shanachie Theater. It is my setting, and I open it up to others to create playable situations.

So what does this mean?

Well, it means that if you give me attitude, I can and will prevent your attempt to join the Shanachie's Roll Call. If you message me expecting to be given special treatment without offering even a modicum of respect in your approach, you'll be lucky if I allow your character's audition to remain on the board. Anything that I deem inappropriate posted in the Shanachie Theater forum boards will be deleted.

No, I am not punishing anyone. No, I am not singling anyone out. I am trying incredibly hard not to be bitchy, but push harder, and I may not stay that way inclined. Since it needs to be explained, here is the explanation.

It takes a lot of time and energy to put on a production in a theater. The Rep and Theater Companies would, in the real world, be signing up for two weeks of intensive rehearsal for every single show they're in - long days, not just a couple of hours and then home. The Sunday between rehearsals and first performance would be the longest day of all, set aside for technical and dress rehearsals - during which anything could go wrong and set time back another hour or more. Some technical and dress rehearsal days I have been a part of have not ended until 4am. The Ballet Company rehearses intensively daily - that's every day, regardless of whether or not a performance is being prepped for. Performers are expected to be in the theater at least an hour before the curtain goes up, sometimes more dependent on costuming and make up. It is a massive commitment to be a part of just one of these companies.

If you have a child character (NPC or PC), you can sign them up for STARS with a simple PM to me, and they are automatically on the Roll Call for any production that requires children. They do not need to audition, or be on the official Roll Call list, in that case.

That is my logic when I say that you cannot have your character be a full member of more than one company, and even guesting in another company is dodgy from a pure time point of view. These are the exceptions I will make;

- A full member of the Ballet Company may be able to guest for the Theater or Rep, provided they are content with taking minor roles in their guest places.

- A full member of the Theater or Rep Companies might be able to guest for the other (not the Ballet), provided they recognize that - should they have roles in adjacent productions - their roles will be minor in both.

- If you feel your character can do more, and can explain how to me in a way that doesn't condescend or suggest that I have to do what you want, then feel free to PM me so we can discuss it.

Write ups and casting take a surprising amount of work to get sorted. Yes, I know I have been lax with them in the last few months, but surprise, surprise, I am an actual person. I have my own problems to deal with, which no one is entitled to know the details of. If I choose to share those details, it is with people I know and trust.

My setting, my theater, and my time are not yours to piss about with as you wish, or to s*** on just because I'm not bending over backwards to make you feel special.

I hope this is now clear to everyone who seems to have a problem with my stipulations. If you feel like PMing me to bitch, don't bother. And I'm sorry this is an angry post - I'm really not in the mood to be messed around right now.
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on September 02, 2018, 04:01:24 PM
Ladies and Gents: Icons for the 2018 Summer Gala have been disbursed. Please let me know if I forgot anyone, and thanks again to everyone who participated. I hope you all enjoyed it, and hopefully, see you all again at next year's gala! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Eeva on September 02, 2018, 08:26:03 PM
[quote:b56ad82bb5="Anthony De Luca"]Ladies and Gents: Icons for the 2018 Summer Gala have been disbursed. Please let me know if I forgot anyone, and thanks again to everyone who participated. I hope you all enjoyed it, and hopefully, see you all again at next year's gala! :)[/quote]
Nice icon!
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on September 03, 2018, 01:29:37 PM
[quote:f1a6d01040="Eeva"][quote:f1a6d01040="Anthony De Luca"]Ladies and Gents: Icons for the 2018 Summer Gala have been disbursed. Please let me know if I forgot anyone, and thanks again to everyone who participated. I hope you all enjoyed it, and hopefully, see you all again at next year's gala! :)[/quote]
Nice icon![/quote]

It's just the gala poster in miniature, but glad you like it. :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on September 08, 2018, 10:26:53 AM
Hey, all! The majority of the new Roll Call is up, as is the new roster for STARS (which I have been shamefully lax with, I do apologize).

There won't be any acceptance letters going out this year, purely because I'm struggling enough right now without adding more work for myself! ~chuckles~ What you need to know is -

- If you're Theater, rehearsal starts on Monday 10th September.
- Repertory, rehearsal starts on Monday 17th September.
- Ballet, group training building to rehearsal in the fullness of time begins 8th October (but you are encouraged to make use of the facilities before then).

Love you guys - should be an interesting year!
Title: Re:
Post by: Josette Wheeler on September 17, 2018, 07:51:04 PM
Just a quick note of praise. Really loved the new post with Anya and Tony. I have very much enjoyed reading the way their relationship has evolved over the last few years, as well as the very true to life relationship struggles they are facing that are threaded throughout the piece. Very well done! <3
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on September 18, 2018, 06:57:53 PM
[quote:3b3b6bad91="Josette Wheeler"]Just a quick note of praise. Really loved the new post with Anya and Tony. I have very much enjoyed reading the way their relationship has evolved over the last few years, as well as the very true to life relationship struggles they are facing that are threaded throughout the piece. Very well done! <3[/quote]

Thanks, Josette! It was just a little impromptu scene that got away from us a little bit. Probably about as close to an argument as Tony and Anya are likely to get. Glad you enjoyed reading it, and thanks again for the praise! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Ebon Ilnaren on September 20, 2018, 10:09:36 PM
[quote:4656a32487="Anthony De Luca"]Thanks, Josette! It was just a little impromptu scene that got away from us a little bit.[/quote]

Those can be some of the best scenes ever.  :D
Title: Re:
Post by: Jakob on December 08, 2018, 01:53:04 AM
I'm sorry it took me a minute to post. Real life, yanno?
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on December 09, 2018, 09:18:34 AM
[quote:08f408a6e0="Jakob"]I'm sorry it took me a minute to post. Real life, yanno?[/quote]

Don't worry about it, Jakob! I have a lot going on, too, and have been very remiss with my posting. We love reading everyone posts, however few or many! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on January 11, 2019, 08:07:15 PM
Just so everyone knows, the theater is closed for maintenance until February 3rd. Hope everyone has a nice break and we'll see you back in February! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Mataya on April 12, 2019, 07:34:23 PM
Josette, that piece for Ondine .... breathtaking. What a powerful piece of prose! Thank you for sharing it with us!
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on April 13, 2019, 09:19:37 AM
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Josette, that piece for Ondine .... breathtaking. What a powerful piece of prose! Thank you for sharing it with us!


I have to second that. Beautiful writing, Josette. Thank you. +heartu+

(https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/61315076/give-that-woman-a-round-of-applause.jpg)
Title: Re:
Post by: Josette Wheeler on April 15, 2019, 12:40:18 PM
Thank you Mataya and Anthony for your incredibly kind words! It has been such a pleasure to be a part of The Shanachie Theater for these last few years. I continue to appreciate the huge effort it takes on both your parts to keep the theater and ballet companies going. I tend to struggle with getting my posts up as quickly as I would like, but it truly warms my heart to hear you enjoyed the read! <3
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on April 17, 2019, 07:46:33 PM
Just a note that we were late posting Wicked because of real life and all. Please feel free to post for your characters anyway! We'll leave the thread open for a few weeks to give people time to post, if they so desire. Sorry about that. Better late than never!

We've also updated the calendar, in case anyone is interested in seeing what's coming up in the next few months.

As always, thanks for reading, and happy posting, peeps! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on June 02, 2019, 02:41:46 PM
We're a little behind posting here lately, but the Summer Gala is coming soon, so members of the ballet should start thinking about what they want to do with that.

I may do a little something different this year and let everyone post their own dance, so start thinking about what you want your character to be doing.

The Gala will take place from June 24-July 13. Anyone who might like a guest spot should let me know well in advance.

Any questions, drop me a PM.

Thanks for reading! :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on June 15, 2019, 09:51:38 AM
SHANACHIE BALLET ANNUAL GALA NOTICE

Once again, just a reminder that the ballet's annual gala performance will be held starting June 24th.

This year, it's up to YOU to decide and post what piece you'd like your character to perform, either solo or with a partner. If your character is a member of the ballet, that gives you just one more week to decide what you would like to do for your performance.

Please note: Your performance should last no longer than a few minutes. Also, please keep your choices limited to ballet, though you may use this opportunity to perform contemporary, as well as classical pieces.

Next weekend, I will add a post to the forum and leave it open for players to post their performances. You can post your performance however you wish. Feel free to add a link to a video, if you so desire.

The point of the gala is to give the players an opportunity to feature whatever performance they so choose (within reason) for their character, so please JUST HAVE FUN WITH IT!

Once again, if anyone has any questions, feel free to drop me a PM. Thanks for reading and looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with! :)
Title: Summer Gala
Post by: Yasmin on June 28, 2019, 11:22:29 PM
I am LOVING the Summer Gala so far!!!

Zahan - I feel really stupid for saying this, but... Oh my gosh.... What an addition a tambourine makes! No joke.  And like, I doubt I could kick higher than my waist. ...I feel like I need to go work out and do some squats or something...

Pearl - OMG! I laughed so hard. I loved this SO BAD! And then after all that, I think I sent the link to everyone I know so they could watch it! I will say this, I always believe that in order to give the appearance of being 'bad' at something, you have to know how to do it right, and then some. It is harder to 'mess up on purpose' than it appears. I loved it!

Ripple in Time - What the heck? Why have I not seen this before!?! These two amazing kids are absolutely the coolest things I think I've ever seen! I think I need to watch this show more often so I don't miss out on gems like them. Thank you so SO much for sharing this clip. I love it!

De Luca - Perfect choice. :) I have always loved Swan Lake. Granted, I love the Disney movie more. :P   ...Don't worry people, I say that with love. :)

Maggie - I loved the movie 'Leap'! I think it is so awesome that you were inspired to use a scene from it. :) I loved everything and every character in that movie, especially how the characters grew in so many ways. My favorite will always be Felicie's mentor, Odette. <3 I especially loved how you could incorporate it into a perfect scene for Maggie and her sister. :)
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on July 06, 2019, 11:29:37 AM
Browsing various ballets and dancers, I got to wondering which are some of your favorites. What ballets do you like most? Are there any you'd like to see us perform in the future? Who are you favorite dancers?

Discuss! :D

(https://media.giphy.com/media/l2SpQRuCQzY1RXHqM/giphy.gif)
Title: Re:
Post by: Mairead Harker on July 07, 2019, 10:53:34 PM
On behalf of my other PC, Pearl, and NPCs, Rick and Catie, thank you, Yas! I love the Summer Gala as it gives an opportunity for our characters to display their personal favorites.

A much belated thanks to Josie's player for honoring Maggie's dueling achievement!

As far as dancers,  I've been viewing a lot of youtube videos with young dancers to get a feel for how kids dance. Some like Gisele Bethea, a ballerina from Arizona are amazing. Then are the tiny tots that are all over the place or the sassy little gal that steals the show in a tap performance to R-E-S-P-E-C-T. The one I find inspirational is Suzelle Poole (http://https), nearing 80, and still dancing.
Title: Re:
Post by: Anthony De Luca on July 12, 2019, 12:32:07 PM
The gala is only set to run for another day, so if you haven't posted your performance yet and still wish to do so, please do so soon. We'll keep the thread open for a little while yet, in case of late comers. Thanks!
Title: Re: Backstage - The OOC Thread
Post by: Anthony De Luca on July 27, 2019, 02:35:18 PM
Hello, all!

Just FYI, I've been working on cleaning up the folder and fixing pics and broken links and such. I also turned the WHAM Request Line and Green Room threads into stickies so they are easier to find.

Posted a new play today, so hope you all have fun with that!

Many thanks to those of you who've been posting replies to the shows. We enjoy reading them and hope you all enjoy writing them! You're all made of awesome. :)

As always, if anyone has any questions, comments, or concerns, let us know!
Title: Re: Backstage - The OOC Thread
Post by: Anthony De Luca on August 25, 2019, 09:44:13 AM
Hi, folks! You may have noticed that the annual auditions thread has been posted. Please note that everyone - whether you are currently on the theater roll call or not - must post in the auditions thread letting us know you intend to continue with the theater for the next production year. Otherwise, we have no way of knowing who wishes to remain and who does not.

Also, please take note of the following:

     * Any child character who is in STARS is automatically considered to be on the Roll Call, and does not need to audition. Just PM the character's name and age, and we'll add them to the STARS list.

      * Also, a character can be a regular in one of the companies only. They can guest in two, but not if they are already a regular in one. (There are a few exceptions to this rule, because they have plausible reasons that allow them to manage it. If you believe your character should also be an exception to this rule, PM myself or Mataya to let us know.)

To clarify, if you are a regular in the Theater or Rep Company, you are committed to two weeks of long days of rehearsal followed immediately by two weeks of performances. For the Ballet, the rehearsal time runs over a month, and the performances three weeks. Rehearsals and performances for the differing companies overlap. It is just not possible for most people to be able to attend rehearsals and perform a different show in the evening. We know that on Rhy'Din anything is possible, but please be reasonable with your requests.

Please note that we make an effort to cast everyone as the shows rotate, and we do make a concerted effort to give everyone a chance at a leading role, so please watch the board for new shows to see how they might affect your character(s).

Lastly, for those who are not auditioning, there are other ways to participate in the theater, either as theater employees or as audience members. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to drop me or Mataya a PM, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

As always, thanks for reading and hope you all have fun with this! :)
Title: Re: Backstage - The OOC Thread
Post by: Anthony De Luca on September 01, 2019, 12:53:18 PM
Just letting everyone know that despite yesterday's deadline, there is still time to audition for the Shanachie's 2019-2020 year, as the next show scheduled is Balanchine's Apollo, which is being performed by the 2018-2019 ballet company.

We will be posting the 2019-2020 roll call soon, but you still have time to audition. If anyone has any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to PM me or Mataya. We don't bite ... hard. ;)

And forgive me for casting Tony in the lead role, but I just couldn't resist (and he rarely dances these days). :D
Title: Re: Backstage - The OOC Thread
Post by: Anthony De Luca on September 02, 2019, 09:24:02 AM
Just a quick note to those who have auditioned for the ballet company ...

I'm starting to put together the roll call for the new ballet company, listing principals, soloists, and corps members. Generally, I like to pair two principals up as regular dance partners, and rotate between pairs for lead rolls.

This year, we have a number of new dancers, so I have to decide who will be paired with who, and who will be featured as soloists. Tony, Anya, and Irina would most likely make those decisions, but I'm posting this here in case anyone has a preference.

Is there another character in the ballet you would prefer to be paired with, or do any of you prefer a soloist role? I can't promise it will always work out with every show, but I will do my best to take everyone's preferences into consideration when casting.

If anyone has a preference, drop me a PM to let me know, and welcome to the Shanachie! :)
Title: Re: Backstage - The OOC Thread
Post by: Doran Ilnaren on September 05, 2019, 09:23:22 PM
Oh, we're getting The Bald Soprano to open the Repertory season. That'll be fun! I can picture some of RhyDin's folk being confused as hell by Ionesco, and others just getting it in a snap.

"Oh, by the way... the bald soprano?"
"She always wears her hair in the same style."
Title: Re: Backstage - The OOC Thread
Post by: Anthony De Luca on September 08, 2019, 10:00:32 AM
Hello, everyone! The new Roll Call is up, as is the new roster for STARS.

We won't be sending out acceptance letters via PM this year because frankly, it's a lot of work, but these are the important things you need to know:

- If you're Repertory, rehearsal starts on Monday, September 9th.
- Theater rehearsal starts on Monday, September 16th.
- Ballet rehearsal starts on Monday, October 7th (but you are encouraged to make use of the facilities before then).

The first production of the new year will be the Rep performing The Bald Soprano, which runs from 9/23 - 10/5. We regularly post a list of upcoming shows on the Shanachie Theater Calendar (https://www.dragonsmark.com/red-dragon-inn/forum/index.php/topic,5282.0.html) thread, if you're interested in taking a peek. Rehearsals obviously take place prior to productions, but we don't post the cast lists until the shows are scheduled to take place.

This year, we decided to not only post the performers in the Roll Call, but also some of the people who run things behind the scenes, so that everyone knows who's who.

We followed the audition requests as much as possible, but don't hesitate to contact us if you think we missed something or if you have a question. Also note, we did not list the band members because there weren't many auditions, but you can assume that if you auditioned for the band, you were accepted.

If anyone has any questions, concerns, or problems with the Roll Call or anything else concerning the theater, please do not hesitate to drop me or Mataya a PM.

And as Mataya likes to say, remember to have fun with it! :)

Title: Re: Backstage - The OOC Thread
Post by: Anthony De Luca on September 21, 2019, 03:46:23 PM
Just so everyone is aware, you may have noticed that some of the posts here show that they have been "edited" by me. I have not actually edited anyone's posts, but have Modified and Saved those with pictures in order to resize them to fit the new message boards.

You may have also notice that the Polyvore thread has been deleted, since Polyvore is defunct and all the pics were coming up broken. We can certainly add a Fashions thread, if you all would like to see one again.

Also, TinyPic no longer works, so if you have any of those posted here, they're broken, too. I've tried to fix what I can, but I may have missed some things.

Lastly, there are a few threads you are welcome to make use of, including the RhyDin Actor Database, the Green Room, WHAM, Show Tunes, and the OOC threads. (Please do not post to the Calendar, as we use that for posting shows as they come up. There will be a separate thread posted for each show, in which you can post for your characters.)

I think that's it for now. As always, drop one of us a line if you have any questions, and thanks for reading! :)
Title: Re: Backstage - The OOC Thread
Post by: Anthony De Luca on December 29, 2019, 04:29:52 PM
Just a quick note to let everyone know that the theater is closed until February for yearly maintenance.

December 29, 2019 - February 3, 2020
Closed for Maintenance


Have a safe and happy New Year and see you all in 2020!

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Title: Re: Backstage - The OOC Thread
Post by: Anthony De Luca on January 26, 2020, 01:23:23 PM
Just a quick note that the theater will reopen for business in February. We are currently compiling a list of performances for the season, so if anyone has any special requests, send them to me via PM ASAP. I can't guarantee that we'll be able to include them, but we will consider your requests.

Also, just a couple of minor changes on this year's Roll Call:

 - For the ballet, Christian Benoit has been moved from principal to guest performer, as he has taken on the task of Assistant Director

- Josh Stuart has departed the theater company, due to other obligations, and is being replaced by Arandir, who is returning as a guest performer.

Keep an eye on this thread for our first performance of 2020, which should be posted next weekend. That's all for now. Thanks for reading! :)
Title: Re: Backstage - The OOC Thread
Post by: Anthony De Luca on June 07, 2020, 11:39:47 AM
SHANACHIE BALLET ANNUAL GALA NOTICE

This year's annual ballet gala will be held starting June 22nd.

Like last year, it's up to YOU to decide and post what piece you'd like your character to perform, either solo or with a partner (or both). If your character is a member of the ballet, that gives you just two weeks to decide what you would like to do for your performance.

Please note: Your performance should last no longer than a few minutes. Also, please keep your choices limited to ballet, though you may use this opportunity to perform contemporary, as well as classical pieces.

On or around June 21st, I will add a post to the forum and leave it open for players to post their performances. You can post your performance however you wish. Feel free to add a link to a video, if you so desire.

The point of the gala is to give the players an opportunity to feature whatever performance they so choose (within reason) for their characters, so JUST HAVE FUN WITH IT!

If anyone has any questions, feel free to drop me a PM. Thanks for reading and looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!
Title: Re: Backstage - The OOC Thread
Post by: Jonathan Granger on May 31, 2021, 09:21:50 PM
Yes, we are still around, but taking a bit of a break. The calendar has been updated, however, with the upcoming performances, so feel free to play off that information, if you so wish. Any questions, ask!
Title: Re: Backstage - The OOC Thread
Post by: Anthony De Luca on August 02, 2021, 01:57:10 PM
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