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Full Steam Ahead – Steamprom is Almost Here!

Another blog post? Already? Why that’s just absurd, why would I do that?

(I’ve been DYING to use that gif, thank you for letting me get away with it)

OK so in all serious, this is HUGE news, guys! Steamprom is officially less than a month away, on July 14th. Four weeks until the greatest summer party ever! (next to the ones from the 50s where everyone just does the twist for hours on end and apparently Elvis shows up – those always looked like a blast, daddio.)

For all your information needs see below: (ooh official!)

You can purchase tickets, as well as PiPE DRINK bracelets for those of you 21 and over, here: http://www.woovite.com/steamprom in order to enjoy the pre-order discount.

If you’ve been to one of our fundraising bashes before you know a better time really isn’t to be found anywhere. Costumes, contests, BOSS RAFFLES, merch, INCREDIBLE food, and a brand new performance of Distorted music.

Honestly I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited for anything than I am for Distorted, volume 3 (and while we all know that’s not technically true as I am a nerd of ridiculous proportions, you can believe my sentiment is genuine)

So make sure to get your tickets now! You can also check out the Facebook event and share your enthusiasm here: http://www.facebook.com/events/161365900655149/

And FYI – I plan on winning Steamprom Queen – just letting you know. You best bring your A game kids. *cue mic drop here*

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Updates and Tuna News!

I promised you all a post on all our spiffy updates and BY GOD that’s what I’m going to do! Now if you visit our main page you’ve probably already seen most of the shiny new awesome that exists, but just in case:

Our news page has the rest of our season laid out all nice and pretty for your drooling pleasure.  From this month’s Greater Tuna allllll the way to our Winter show in the city.  Some dates still need to be written in stone, but you can basically gird your loins for a PiPE DREAM event every other month. Things that are awesome indeed.

We also have added lots of new designs and products to our Printfection store. Make sure to click around the different shows, and remember that most of the styles come in multiple colors – so don’t be dissuaded by all the white t-shirts you see on a page.  I personally will be buying ALL THE THINGS and you should as well.

I want to stress the fact that you should all subscribe to our YouTube channel.  There are some great trailers and videos from past shows, and upcoming shows, and there will always be more to come. If you subscribe you won’t miss a thing.

For example:

Yeah! Remember that from last post? Well I’m reminding you again; Greater Tuna is coming up fast.  It’ll be at the Bronxville Women’s club on February 25th at 8pm (preceded by dinner at 7) and on February 26th at 3pm. Tickets at the door are $50 for Saturday and $40 for Sunday. BUT, just for you PiPE DREAMers, if you purchase advance tickets through us you get a discount. (Cue Oprah: YOU get a discount! YOU get a discount! YOU get a discount!) Email tickets@pipedreamtheatre.com and you can get tickets to Saturday’s show for $25 and tickets to Sunday for $20. (Did I mention Saturday includes dinner at 7?) You MUST email us if you want the reduced ticket price. Hooray!

Trust me you want to see this show. It’s going to be HILARIOUS. See? All caps word? Must be true.  Plus if you don’t come then our two actors will be forced to simply talk to each other in Spanish and luchador masks for two hours. And while I’m sure they’d enjoy that, it would appear quite pathetic to the rest of us.

Right. So. For the TL;DR crew:

  1. Schedule your 2012 PiPE DREAM season – shows and dates will continue to be posted on our website!
  2. Buy our stuff – it’s made of awesome (and cotton and plastic and all sorts of other material)
  3. Subscribe to our YouTube channel
  4. GREATER TUNA!

Thanks for all of your support and reading guys!

As they say in my hometown, don’t forget to be awesome.

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Greater Tuna: Coming VERY Soon!

Greeting PiPE DREAMers!

I come to you today, on the most holy of all American holidays, to remind you of the second most exciting event taking place this February.

PiPE DREAM theatre is performing Greater Tuna at the Bronxville Women’s Club on Fenruary 25th and 26th!  This hilarious comedy about a small, quirky town in Texas, features over 20 different characters, but only two actors. (Say WHAT?!)

The fine characters of Tuna, Texas were so excited about these upcoming performances that they made 3 trailers for you all to enjoy, and put them up on our YouTube page. If you’re not subscribed to us (and really that’s just blasphemous) you may have missed them so I’ll embed them below.

 

 

 

See what I mean – HILARIOUS!

So stop what you’re doing right now.  Walk away from the nachos, put Jim Nantz’ commentary on pause, and go mark your calendars for February 25th and 26th.  It’s not to be missed.

As a quick afterthought, we’ve made some significant changes to our website, and added new merchandise to our Printfection store (all links in the link tab).  I’ll be sure to detail all of the cool new things to check out, as well as hammer down the details for the rest of our shows this year, but for now I want you all focused on the Super Bo I mean GREATER TUNA!

 

phew.  that was close.

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Twelfth Night: a Breakdown

Wow this post is a long time coming. Sorry about the delay, but you know things happen. Well… Four things. Well… Four things and a lizard. (name that reference!) Here begins the post that I meant to put up two weeks ago:

PiPE DREAM theatre’s production of Twelfth Night has come and gone – and it seems strange that after two plus months of preparation that it can already be over. In loving memory of the show that was gone too soon (unless you hate Shakespeare that is, in which case it couldn’t go soon enough (but how on god’s green Earth could you hate Shakespeare? He’s the English language’s largest proprietor of the dirty joke (cause in non-English languages I think Aristophanes has him beat (obligatory fourth parenthetical phrase goes last)))) here’s a breakdown of the show.

We only had a handful of full cast rehearsals, trusting to our Players to fall truly madly deeply in love with the script and to have it all memorized in a matter of minutes… I may be exaggerating. In any case, it was an interesting experiment to put on a show with so little and some unorthodox prep time. One of the best nights was easily when cast gathered for one last speed-through of the script before the show. Out of the 13 people in the cast, 7 gathered in person at our stage manager’s house; the other 6 were represented by cell phones. Seriously, six cell phones lay in a circle in the middle of a table, surrounded by chips and dip, and were picked up and placed back down depending on what scene we were in. For the finale, they simply existed as a line of phones on the arm of a couch while our Feste and Olivia looked down upon them, attempting to guess which speaker they should yell iambic pentameter into next.

PD premiered Twelfth Night in Yonkers in a private performance at 1 Alexander Place. Someone must have sacrificed something lame to the rain gods that day because instead of performing the show outside in their lovely courtyard, we ended up in the much smaller art-deco social room. It was certainly one of the oddest places we’ve ever played, however the show itself was still quite a bit of fun. Residents came (and most of them stayed) to watch us speak in what is basically a foreign language. The actors all had just as much fun. The fact that the show was able to transmute and work in such a space proves that it doesn’t necessarily take a fancy set or expensive lights to communicate a show – just the right group of people.

The main event however was at The Bronxville Women’s Club – a place that PiPE DREAM is no stranger to: DREAMS, Sleepy Hollow, and 3GD have all premiered there (more premieres to come!) Twelfth Night was the first to be performed not on their stage, but in their garden. Over 80 friends and patrons came to see the show, and it was an unmitigated success. We were able to raise over $300 for the BWC and managed to scrape a bit of change for ourselves as well – we sold refreshments (wine! water! donuts!), t-shirts, CDs, jewelry, shot glasses, keychains, and even a 50/50 raffle. In addition we also had a free raffle for two tickets to our 3rd Annual PiPE DREAM gala (which will debut our performance of Masque of the Red Death and will once again be at the BWC!)

With nothing but Christmas lights, a table, and a couple of chairs, Twelfth Night was brought to life in front of a real audience. We even had a write up about it in the Bronxville Patch online (see previous post.)

This has become long winded so is going to end. Right now.

OK minor lies; one last thing. You can view photos from the show and listen to the score by going to our shiny new PiPE DREAM website (oooh shiny). Twelfth Night’s page is here: http://pipedreamtheatre.com/TwelfthNight.html

Next up: a recap of the 3 Ghosts readthrough! See you then, DREAMers!

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Twelfth Night Article Now Online!

First off thanks to everyone who came out to support Twelfth Night on Saturday. A very large thanks to Clara from Patch.com who wrote us a fantastic little article about the performance at the Bronxville Women’s Club.  You can view the article here: http://bronxville.patch.com/articles/shakespeare-under-the-stars-womens-club-hosts-one-of-a-kind-performance.  Please help us say thank you to her by commenting, tweeting, and recommending the article on Patch.com.

Full blog post on Twelfth Night to come!

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