Category: Geek Out Freak Out
To See or Not to See Shakespeare in the 21st Century?
By CHRISTINA TRIVIGNO & TYLER RILEY
Thursday, April 22, 2021  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Apr 22, 2021  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    1 comment Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- Today's topic: After 400-plus years, do Shakespeare's plays still resonate? William Shakespeare is arguably the most famous playwright ever. Even people who have never set foot inside a theatre can quote (or at least misquote) some of his famous lines. (How did, "Alas...
'Hamilton' on Disney+: Everything You Need to Know (and We Want to Say)
By ELYSE ORECCHIO & TYLER RILEY
Tuesday, June 30, 2020  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    13 comments Share This
Tue Jun 30, 2020  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    13 comments Share This
All about the live stage capture of the Lin-Manuel Miranda juggernaut, which premieres this Friday --- Ever since theatre's biggest cheerleader, Lin-Manuel Miranda, announced we would be able to watch the original Broadway production of Hamilton from home this summer, we've been counting down the days until its release. This Friday, July 3 beginning...
What's the Craziest Audience Participation You've Ever Seen at the Theatre?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, March 09, 2020  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 9, 2020  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    0 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Juan Michael Porter II, a dancer, teacher and playwright who's contributed articles to Time Out New York, Broadway World, HuffPost and TDF Stages. Today's topic: the wackiest audience...
What Makes Site-Specific Revivals So Powerful?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, November 22, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    5 comments Share This
Fri Nov 22, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    5 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Juan Michael Porter II, a dancer, teacher and playwright who's contributed articles to Time Out New York, Broadway World, HuffPost and TDF Stages. Today's topic: The coolest site-specific...
Wild Changes to Classic Shows: How Far Is Too Far?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, November 13, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    57 comments Share This
Wed Nov 13, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    57 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Christina Trivigno, TDF's Director of Digital Strategy and a bona fide theatre nerd. Today's topic: Inspired by Ivo van Hove's truncated and intermissionless production of West Side Story,...
Let's Geek Out Over Live TV Musicals
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, October 28, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    3 comments Share This
Mon Oct 28, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    3 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Christina Trivigno, TDF's Director of Digital Strategy and a bona fide theatre nerd. Today's topic: Live TV musicals -- which ones floundered, which ones went swimmingly and our hopes...
Does It Work When Broadway Shows Transfer Off-Broadway?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, August 09, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    2 comments Share This
Fri Aug 9, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    2 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Christina Trivigno, TDF's Director of Digital Strategy and a bona fide theatre nerd. Today's topic: Do Broadway shows lose anything when they transfer Off-Broadway? And which closed Broadway...
What Changes Did Your School Make to Shows So They'd Be Less Controversial?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, June 18, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    10 comments Share This
Tue Jun 18, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    10 comments Share This
Whether staff cut swearwords or swastikas, or asked for script rewrites, we want to hear your stories --- Last fall, when I read that the principal of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts demanded that swastikas be scrapped from a student production of The Sound of Music, I was reminded of my own experience...
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