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What is the responsibility of the artist in these times?

At FootLights, we often struggle with the dilemma of addressing political issues. Here’s a great read from the Clyde Fitch Report.

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28th Annual LA STAGE Ovation Awards

The 28th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards will take place on January 29, 2018, with a 7:30pm curtain at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. The list of nominees can be found on @ This Stage. Tickets will go on sale November 16th. Additional information about the ceremony will be available soon.

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Campfire Democracy

The carcass of a wild pig is roasting on a spit over an open fire. Surrounding the fire are the men, women, and children who hope to soon partake of the feast promised by the scents wafting from the drippings falling onto the flames. As the sunset pales and is overcome by the star-filled night sky, the determination of portion and priority must now be ...

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Michael Teoli Branding Theater Through Music

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Doomesday Cabaret, The Magic Bullet Theory, Absolutely Filthy, Skullduggery.  All these Made-in-LA Theater productions that have an extra element unique to them.  Original music. Berklee College of Music alum Michael Teoli has written, arranged or scored (or all three) more than a few out-of-the-box original rock musicals and plays for Los Angeles theater. (Of course, there’s that other fun fact of him being an intern ...

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LA Theatre, Still Under Siege!

As the intimate theatre scene in Los Angeles is looking to stabilize itself, when in December Actors Equity Association, the national union for stage actors and stage managers, implemented a change in the use of its members by intimate theatres in Los Angeles.  Despite the fact that the change had been put to a vote among members and was overwhelmingly defeated by a 2 to ...

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What’s a Good Show to See?

Seldom does a day go by that someone doesn’t ask me, “Are there any good plays going on right now? What should I go see?” I guess being the publisher of a theatre magazine supposedly gives me some authority. Now I’m more than happy to share what I’ve seen, but really, how do I know what you might like? How do I know what will ...

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Board Changes at the Wallis Annenberg

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Press Release Businessman and philanthropist Michael A. Nemeroff will take the helm as Chairman of the Board of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts effective September 27, 2017. The announcement was made after the organization’s Board meeting today by current Chairman David C. Bohnett who will simultaneously assume a new leadership position as Chairman of the Executive Committee charged with leadership initiatives critical ...

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Garry Marshall – Cultural Titan and Family Man

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If you are of a certain age, your cultural life was dominated by Garry Marshall’s touch.  The Odd Couple. Happy Days. Laverne & Shirley. Mork & Mindy. Pretty Woman. The Princess Diaries.  He helped Ron Howard get cast in his first film (George Lucas’ American Graffiti) and directed Jackie Gleason in his last (Nothing in Common  with Tom Hanks). And these are just a few ...

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More from FootLights!

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FootLights is proud to be the premiere print magazine for theatre in Los Angeles. We serve more theatres and provide more information about theatre than anyone. While that has always been our goal, about a year ago, we brought Tracey Paleo on board to help us with our digital development and she proved to be so good, so efficient and so productive that we have ...

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The Practical Side of Making Theater

Buzzfeed gives us 14 ways in which making theater prepares you for the world.  While we might debate some of their points (like #4, “You become a master of stress management” – just ask any stage manager how well everyone manages stress), there’s definitely some real wisdom here (like #8, “You’ll know how to work on a deadline”). Any other ideas you’d add to this ...

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