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Christmas Fair 2005 October Missive
(sent October 7, 2005)
Happy Friday to you all!
I am trying to get back on the schedule of getting missives out to you
on Thursdays (or early Friday if I am waiting for a bit of
information), so if directors have announcements, please get them to me
by Thursday noon each week.
As with last year, I am currently working on Dickens part-time from my
home office, and rather on a project basis, so if you don't hear back
from me right away, don't be alarmed. Although I preview emails, I
often leave them unopened so I don't forget to deal with each and every
one of them. I had Avalon Rising performances last weekend, have a big
Symphony Parnassus performance on Sunday, and have been very busy with
scheduling and auditions (as well as my bookkeeping clients); my
apologies for any delays. I don't always have the complete information
with which to answer your questions, so have to delay my responses
until I do, but I will get back to you. Next week's project will be
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend,
Second Night of Book Character Auditions Tonight
Missives Available Online
Diana Young to Direct Naughty French Postcards
Oliver Twist Movie
Two Opportunities to Warm up Your Dancing Shoes at Gaskells & PEERS
Night of Book Character
The second night of book character auditions is this evening. If you
are interested and have not signed up, please check the previous
missives for more information and email please email Robert Young at
email@example.com We will have more auditions during
workshops, but the really juicy roles go early.
Previous missives are now available online at
Young to Direct Naughty French
We are very happy to announce that Diana Young will be directing
Naughty French Postcards!
Yes, my dears, there WILL be Naughty French Postcards!
More than suggestive, but a bit less than salacious -- evocative,
provocative, and exquisitely erotic -- with the assistance of some
stunningly lovely ladies and a few gallant gentlemen, willing to bare
their souls (and a bit more) for their art, the fabled R-rated fantasy
of Victorian repressions released will again grace the stage of the
Victorian & Albert.
Our own, our very, very own Mistress of the Dark Garden, Autumn Adamme,
has agreed to collaborate with me in making this presentation of
high-minded British sentiment and saucy French insouciance an
unforgettable treat. We aim to tease and tickle the imagination,
and prick up the interest of discerning adults, as we bring the
deliciously titillating tradition of living tableaux back to Dickens
Fancy you'd like to help in this noble endeavor? Let me
know! Assistance of several sorts will be required to mount this
vision of vintage venery.
Diana Young (firstname.lastname@example.org)
From Paul Jennings:
The To-Be-Named-At-A-Later-Date Theatre Company is Casting for it's
Dickens Christmas production of Shakespeare's "Macbeth", to be
performed in that manner peculiar to the Victorians.
Most roles are open, all experiences levels are needed and most roles
are still open. Low pay, odd hours, chances of survival are small.
Please contact Paul (email@example.com) with any questions.
Oliver Twist Movie
Robert and I saw Polanski's Oliver Twist last Saturday night and
enjoyed it immensely. Beautiful costuming and street scenes, good
adaptation and great acting. Of course it took some liberties with the
story as always happens when condensing a book into a movie, one
particular one was rather surprising, but I won't give that away here.
What did you think? Did you give away any flyers?
Post your thoughts and promotional ideas at the Holly Tree Club Yahoo
Site at http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/thehollytreeclub/
Opportunities to Warm up Your
Dancing Shoes at Gaskells & PEERS
Gaskells Victorian Masquerade Ball
From Frank Davis:
YE GASKELLS VICTORIAN MASQUERADE BALL: Saturday, October 29th
Dress up and dance till the Witching Hour at the Victorian Masquerade
Ball, hosted by Ye Gaskells Occasional Dance Society. It¹s at
Oakland¹s Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Drive. (Back parking
lot is on Madison Sreet.)
The Brassworks plays 8:30pm-12:00. This is a Costume Ball, as the
Victorians would do it - but elegant Victorian period attire as well as
modern formal & semi-formal attire are always welcome. Gaskells
favorites include waltzes,
polkas, mazurkas, schottisches, Sir Roger de Coverley and The Congress
$20 Admission includes a complimentary dance lesson at 7:40, free punch
& potluck fingerfood. (Do bring some to share!) Also, for those
desiring it, a Dance Class is offered in the same ballroom, from 3:45
to 6:15 p.m., for a separate $10 admission.
Next Gaskell Balls: December 17th and February 25th.
For more info visit www.GaskellBall.com.
PEERS Le Bal des Vampires: November 5th
From Cathleen Myers:
Here's a fun place to practice your Victorian waltzing after Dickens'
Please join PEERS for their 12th annual Le Bal des Vampires at the
Pleasanton Senior Center at 5353 Sunol Blvd.in Pleasanton on Saturday
evening, November 5. Dance to haunting vintage and modern ballroom
dance music by The Brazen Hussey and to the more modern selections of
DJ Robyn Scott Forbes. While romantic waltzes dominate the program, we
will dance everything from elegant Renaissance and Baroque set dances
to Victorian polkas, mazurkas and schottisches to tangos, blues, Swing
and classic rock. Special half-time performance by the notorious Le
Theatre des Vampires.
Suggested costume is evening dress or dress uniform from the century of
your rebirth - or vintage or modern evening dress. Tickets are $15 in
advance (before October 29), $20 at the door. For more information,
email firstname.lastname@example.org, see our website at www.peers.org or call James
and Cathleen Myers at (510) 522-1731.
sign up for the missives, please email email@example.com,
and request to be added to the missive list.
Link to Cat Taylor's