Michael's Technical Theater Page

I discovered my love for theater late in highschool and then when I worked at a local Summer Stock Professional theater called The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse.

We did four shows that summer: Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Show Boat, Guys and Dolls, and The Will Roger's Follies. Of the four shows Will Roger's Follies was my favorite.

The last summer season I worked there we did: A Chorus Line, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Sweet Charity, and Crazy for You. You can see my pictures of those shows on my MGR Playhouse page. The only show I got tired of over the summer was Sweet Charity, and Crazy for You had to have been my favorite, and still remains one of my all time favorite shows.

I'm currently involved in the Robert F. Panara Theatre located at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf which is located here on campus. Through my interest in the theater I became interested in Deaf culture and have been learning American Sign Language in order to play a bigger role in the theater as well as meet new people and make new friends.

Having had some taste of other theaters and what other equipment is out there to work with I have developed a desire to get more into those areas. Unfortunately it is difficult to do so unless you have at least majored in Theater, though I'm told if you are good you can get in anyway.

I am not in a theater major, instead I chose Printing Management. I enjoy printing very much, but friends of mine point out that I get this sparkle in my eye when I talk about theater that I don't get with anything else. Ideally I would like to get out of school and do theater for a while. When I get tired of it or can't find a job then I will have my theater degree to fall back on. Unfortunately the printing world is moving very quickly into high technology, and while I will know it when I get out of school I won't be able to afford not to keep up with it. This poses a big problem for me and I haven't found a solution yet.

I have been making an effort to see major productions by other companies whenever possible. To date I have seen (In no particular order):

Phantom of the Opera (2 times) - Pantages Theater, Toronto

Sunset Blvd. - Ford Theater for the Performing Arts, Toronto

Rent - Royal Princess of Wales Theater, Toronto

Phantom of the Opera - National Tour - Rochester Auditorium Center, Rochester, NY

Grease - National Tour - Rochester Auditorium Center, Rochester, NY

Miss Saigon - National Tour - Rochester Auditorium Center, Rochester, NY

Annie - National Tour - Rochester Auditorium Center, Rochester, NY

Tap Dogs - National Tour - Rochester Auditorium Center, Rochester, NY

STOMP! - National Tour - Rochester Auditorium Center, Rochester, NY

Comedy of Errors - Geva Theater, Rochester, NY

 

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