This is one of those of those events and partnerships you just want to be of a part of making a success. And you're being invited to just that.
The Everyman Theatre and Stoop Storytelling are joining forces to swap stories of performances gone wrong to celebrate the behind-the-scenes bedlam in the spirit of “Noises Off." "Noises Off is Everyman's next production.
It's called “The Show Must Go On!” and their looking for hilarious-but-true stories of the unexpected pitfalls and pratfalls of live performance.
There's an open call for Baltimore creators, performers and theatre makers (amateurs and professionals alike) to participate in The Show Must Go On!. You can submit your own story for consideration. Storytellers can email a three-sentence summary of their tale of unexpected stage mishap to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries will be accepted until April 24, 2017. Notifications will occur by May 5, 2017.
“We are looking for spirited and authentic submissions from actors, singers, magicians, jugglers – performers of all kinds,” says Stoop Storytelling host, producer, and co-founder Jessica Henkin, who will be emceeing the show alongside her husband, WYPR’s Aaron Henkin. “It’s going to be a lot of fun seeing and hearing these stories on the Everyman Theatre stage, on the set from Noises Off.”
“There are no such things as ‘outtakes’ in live theatre,” said Noises Off director and Everyman Theatre Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi. “Anything can happen. Hence, many performers are harboring a treasure trove of on- and off-stage stories of unexpected things gone awry. It’s a treat to partner with Stoop Storytelling in assembling this uproarious evening of behind-the-scenes hilarity, just waiting to be shared!”
The Show Must Go On! takes place live on the Everyman Theatre stage, on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:30pm. The ticketed event ($20) will be preceded by live music entertainment and happy hour in the theatre’s lobby bar, beginning at 6:00pm.
Tickets for "The Show Must Go On!" are $20 and can be purchased online at www.everymantheatre.org, by phone 410.752.2208, or at the Everyman Theatre Box Office at315 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore In The Bromo Arts District.