Daily Archives: July 11, 2018
We are working with a software package called Stage Pro for MAMMA MIA. It will allow us to input information in a central location during rehearsals such as contact lists, sign in, props, notes, blocking, etc. This is mainly for use by the director, stage manager, and staff to access information from one platform versus email.
One of the services that is available to you through Stage Pro is the MyLines app. The information is below. If you are interested, they are loading the MAMMA MIA script now, which will take a couple of weeks because the rights to the show were just released, and they do not have it preloaded. The app is $9, and it was suggested that if you have only two or three lines, you do not need the app. It is mainly for leads and supporting roles. There is absolutely no obligation to purchase this app. Just wanted you to know that it is available as an option for you.
There will be tech support for all of this through Randy Threewits, the software developer.
MyLines® App 2.0
Actors: Do you have trouble getting off book? Is there not enough time to learn your role? Perhaps your friends are always too busy to rehearse with you? Are you tired of carrying around your paper scripts?
The solution: Learn your lines faster with the MyLines App!
Highlights Lines Automatically
Hints From Hidden Lines
Custom Bookmarks and Script Annotations
View Script by Scene, by Role or by Line
Customizable Font Sizes and Highlight Colors
Your Customization For Each Script Is Available Across Your Devices
Play Your Script Back Using Text-To-Speech
Audio Recording And Playback of Lines
Import Scripts From MyLinesOnline.com website or publisher’s website
Create Your Own Scripts on the App or Create on MyLinesOnline.com site
Dictate Your Lines into the App without Typing
Available Today for
Apple, iPhones, iPods, iPads
Android Phones, Tablets, Kindle, Nook, and Chromebooks
Today, we will be deconstructing and repurposing some of the mobile units that we have on stage. Again, please wear appropriate clothing for moving heavy pieces of scenery and getting dirty.
Just to give you an update on progress so far.
Since there is no camp the week of July 4, I rented a scissor lift, and Adam Baranowski worked on readjusting lights and replacing burned out bulbs, while I worked on clearing the backstage of lumber that we no longer need. I have gifted a cyclorama (a very large white drape that hangs near the back wall to using as lighting for skies, evenings, etc) to Webb, and we were hoping to have maintenance hang the pipe from the ceiling that it will go on while we had the scissor lift. Maintenance was too slammed with cleaning carpets in offices while the campus was free from campers to get that done. We have rescheduled that for Wednesday, August 1.
Last week, I also broke down the two large towers to get them ready for the MAMMA MIA balconies. What I would like to accomplish this week are building the bed unit, reconfiguring the stair unit from LEGALLY BLONDE for the bar, striking the 10-foot stair platform from CHICAGO, and cutting the large door unit by the overhead door in half to make smaller door units. This will be a pretty big operation, generating a lot of sawdust, so it will be done outside.
Large groups of people are not necessary, but 4-5 would be great! Thank you for all your help getting your scenery ready for rehearsals!