Season 2 Ep 1 – Questions

The Buzzword podcast returns! The team have had a break and the conversation can now continue. A new season with new ideas and a new format, what can go wrong? The  doors have been opened, breathing new life in to the dungeon. Tackling movie behemoths Disney and James Bond it is time to debate the hot topics, ask the wrong questions and ignore the right answers. Welcome back.

Episode 15- SM

A tragedy has occurred on the podcast, a member has been forgotten about, their needs not considered and their wants ignored and because of this foolishness the discussion will fall in to darkness. But out of the ashes of betrayal the team will band together to discuss a very important subject, The Stage Manager. The unsung hero, the bedrock of any production and to give the guys some insight one brave soul comes on to discuss her craft. Stage Manager of the Tron theatre and Bard in the Botanics Suzie Goldberg spills the beans and leaves the team to question their worth. 

Episode 14 – Class

Class is the subject of the month and the buzzword team could do with some. Split apart by social status the guys find themselves divided on the important questions asked. Who went to what school? How do you spell this? And what’s to be done? With no interview to break the cultural deadlock it’s up to the team to bring it together and learn some humility for one another. The monthly news segment brings forth some interesting shows coming in May and one short film guaranteed to make you faint.

 

The Drowsy Chaperone

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As mentioned on Episode 14 of the Buzzword podcast.

In a run-down midtown apartment, an agoraphobic theatre buff takes solace in his record collection. To chase his blues away, he settles down to listen to the fun, frenzied (and entirely fictitious) 1928 Broadway hit The Drowsy Chaperone. As the musical farce comes to life in his living room, our world-weary narrator guides us through the deliciously gossamer-thin plot involving a nervous bridegroom, a pair of gangsters, and a very thirsty chaperone. The Brian Cox studio at Scottish Youth Theatre plays host to this show-within-a-show, as Glasgow Music Theatre transports you back to the Roaring Twenties in this perfect pastiche of Hollywood’s golden age.

 

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Episode 13 – Etiquette

After 13 episodes no one on the buzzword podcast has learned anything. The team sit down to discuss the trifle matter of etiquette, the dos and don’ts, the misdemeanours and the sinful acts that plague the theatre. Unable to seek redemption for their actions the guys turn to their interview guest actor Sara Hamilton for guidance, and come the end will they be more honest, more forth right and perhaps a little bit kinder to each other? With news on what’s happening in around Glasgow for April this month’s episode is an education on how not to behave.

Audition Notice: The Odd Couple

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Half • Wits Theatre Company

The Odd Couple by Neil Simon.

Directed by Thomas Gemmell. Executive Producers Aaron Pennie and Gary Hurr.

It’s a ‘marriage’ of inconvenience! Oscar, a slovenly sportswriter with a heart of gold meets Felix, a critical perfectionist who finds fault in everything. When two thoroughly mismatched men get thrown out by their wives and move in together, what could possibly go wrong? HalfWits Theatre Company presents Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy in what is sure to be a hot ticket of the summer!

Please prepare a two to three minute contemporary monologue

Audition will also involve workshop of scenes from the play.

There are 6 male roles available:

  • Oscar Madison: A slovenly, recently divorced sportswriter with a chaotic lifestyle but who loves life.
  • Felix Ungar: A fastidious, perfectionist, hypochondriac news reporter who gets thrown out by his wife, and moves in with Oscar. Incapable of enjoying anything and likes to point out other’s mistakes.
  • Murray: A policeman, one of the poker buddies.
  • Speed: One of the poker buddies. Gruff and sarcastic.
  • Vinnie: One of the poker buddies. Mild-mannered, picked on by Speed.
  • Roy: One of the poker buddies. Oscar’s accountant. Dry wit.

Two female roles:

  • Cecily Pigeon
  • Gwendolyn Pigeon Oscar and Felix’s giggly upstairs neighbours, a pair of English sisters. One is a widow, the other a divorcee.

An American accent is required for all male roles and an English accent for both female roles. Audition dates are the 26th and 28th of March from 6pm to 10pm and Sunday the 1st of July from 11 am till 2pm. Venue to be decided.

Please email all audition request to – halfwitstheatre@outlook.comStating the role/roles you would like to audition for and preferred date.

 

The Wedding Singer – ACAOS

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The Wedding Singer is the musical theatre version of the 80s-set movie which itself was released twenty years ago this month! The Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore hit is a much loved movie with great characters and storyline and the musical version is a great night out.

Musicals fans will love the score which effectively pastiches a whole range of eighties song styles.

ACAOS have an enviable reputation, and have put together another great show, with brilliant singing coached by the Musical Director Ross Angus, dazzling choreography by Lisa Kennedy, and energetic direction of principals and chorus by Thomas Gemmell.

 Robbie is a wedding singer, heartbroken when jilted at the altar. Julia is a love-starved woman seeing the wrong type of guy. Will they get together? Or will their friendship get in the way? Follow the couple and their friends, various brides and grooms, an unconventional granny, a gang of “mutants”, vaguely-recognisable impersonators of Mr T, Cyndi Lauper, Tina Turner, Imelda Marcos, Ronald Reagan and of course Billy Idol, for a love story that will spin you right round, baby, right round!

 One week only!

Book your tickets, and choose your seats, at www.acaos.co.uk    13th – 17th of March