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Playbill #8: Sleeping Beauty, Our Comment Policy and Charlie Brown

By • Feb 7th, 2007 • Category: ShowBizRadio, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

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Mike: This is the ShowBizRadio podcast for February 7th, 2007. We talk about Sleeping Beauty, our comment policy and Charlie Brown at Springfield Community Theatre.

Laura: Saturday morning we borrowed our niece and went to Elden Street Players Theatre for Young People and their telling of Sleeping Beauty.

Mike: It was a fun show. Our niece did get a little bit scared. She’s three years old.

Laura: The witch was scary.

Mike: The witch. The evil fairy.

Laura: The evil fairy.

Mike: She was a little scary.

Laura: “I want to go home now.”

Mike: Yes. She stuck it out with us. She curled up on Laura’s lap, kind of hid her face. It was a little scary, but the show was pretty good. It was an hour long.

Laura: There was enough adult stuff that it appealed to the adults as well. I thought it was really funny.

Mike: It was fun. I encourage you to go see that. This is not an official review. It’s just a cool show to go to. It’s the first time we’ve gone to a young child to a show. Of course I think this was her first show live, not a movie. It was interesting seeing how she reacted to it.

Laura: We’ve been continuing our shadowing of Springfield Community Theatre’s Charlie Brown.

Mike: We’ve been to several rehearsals over the past couple weeks since we last updated you. We have some photos and a couple videos when they were doing the dancing and the singing. We’re going to put that up on the site shortly. The show is coming together well. They’re still working on choreography. The rehearsal last night we couldn’t go to, but we are going to go tomorrow and part of Saturday coming up. The show opens in two and a half weeks. They have rehearsals pretty much every night for the next couple weeks. It will be interesting to see how it comes together.

Laura: Getting down to crunch time.

Mike: The set is coming together. We saw some of the building of that. Hopefully this Saturday we can see some more of that. It’s kind of exciting. It feels like a show.

Laura: Yes it does. Everybody is working together well. The singing and dancing is really coming along and I’m really looking forward to seeing it.

Mike: Last thing we want to talk about today is why on ShowBizRadio, you need to put your real name on your opinions about our reviews. That’s mainly because we don’t want anyone to be insulted, including ourselves. If you’re going to share your thoughts about the show or about something we’ve said, you need to put your name. If you don’t put your name, you could say anything you want. We stand behind our reviews by putting our names, Mike and Laura Clark, on it.

Laura: Someone left a great comment about LTA’s Footloose a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, they didn’t leave a name.

Mike: It was a wonderful comment. It addressed several of the things we talk about in our review of Footloose. It gave some constructive criticism. It gave some accolades for the good parts of the show, things we didn’t touch on. But they didn’t put their name. I emailed the person and they did not respond. So we can’t put that up.

If you have any thoughts about our comment policy feel free to email us or you can leave a comment on the website if you leave your name. Even if you don’t leave your name we will get the comment. We just may not publish it if you don’t leave your name. It will be interesting to hear what you think about that.

Laura: And now, on with the show.

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started ShowBizRadio in August 2005 because they love live theater. They each have both performed in and worked behind the scenes in DC area productions, as well as earned a Career Studies Certificate in Theater from Northern Virginia Community College. Mike & Laura are each members of the American Theatre Critics Association, and Mike is a member of the Online News Association.

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