Freebie Friday: Get Free Script Coverage!

TGIFF.

That’s right.  No typo there.  Two Fs in that Acronym.  Thank G-D it’s F@#$ing Friday.  Am I right, people?

In the spirit of celebrating the upcoming weekend, we’re instituting a new feature here at TheProducersPerspective . . . Freebie Friday!

Unlike the Sunday Giveaways we used to do, we’re only going to do this sporadically, when we have something super compelling and of exceptional value (Broadway Tickets, Free Space at my Theater, etc.), so as not to clog your inbox or your Facebook feeds.  Sound good?

And to kick it off, we’re going to revive one of the most popular Giveaways we did in 2016 . . . free Script Coverage by my crackerjack Director of Creative Development (the guy that tells me what I should see/read and what I shouldn’t), Monsieur Eric Webb.

The winner of this Freebie Friday will get a complete written evaluation of their script (play or musical) by Eric, including a detailed list of strengths and weaknesses, as well as recommended action items for your next rewrite.

As you’ll see from these testimonials, Eric’s work is killer.

And the winner will get the same coverage Eric offers his clients (worth $450) for free.

To enter, click here!

The contest will run from today through next Sunday, the 22nd and the winner will be announced on the blog on Monday, January 23rd.

Good luck to everyone.  And here’s to getting your script in tip-top shape.

Click here to enter to win free Script Coverage.

And happy FF!

 

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Fun on a Friday: Featuring My Mom as the Guest Blogger.

My mom is responsible for me being here.

Not just here on this planet.  That’s obvious.  But she’s responsible for me being here . . . on this blog.  Because she’s the one who dragged me to an audition when I was five-years-old for The Steadfast Tin Soldier at the Gateway Players Theatre in Southbridge, Massachusetts.  I got the job,  and the rest is you know what.

My mom is still active at Gateway.  In fact, they just finished up a run of Fiddler.  She does costumes mostly (she worked her tuchas off making sure those dang bottles stayed on the heads of those Anatevkians).

A couple of weeks ago she texted me the graphic below.  “Have you seen this?”  she said.  I hadn’t.  It made me smile, because yeah, it was funny, but because it was also a joke from her world.  But…I forgot to respond to the text.  (Gulp!)

Two days later . . . “Did you get this???”

It was like I was 12 again and I had overslept.

“Yeah, I did.  It’s funny.”

“You should post it on your blog thing.  Or on The Facebook.”

“Ok, Mom.”

So here’s the thing.  When you’re 14, you don’t always do what your Mom tells you. When you’re 44 and you realize how much you owe the amazing people that not only put you on the planet, but put up with your crazy crap, oh and introduced you to the thing that is now your hobby and your profession . . . you do what they say.

So enjoy Mom’s Fun on a Friday!

 

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Fun on a Friday: An A Cappella Mashup of All of 2016’s Tony-Nominated Musicals

This is exactly what we all need right about now.

In case you didn’t know, the Tony Awards are a week later than usual this year (something I wrote about in this month’s Pro newsletter).

And that means another week of lobbying, another week of cocktail parties . . . and another week of anxiety (it also means another week for voters to see shows, which has been a little easier on everyone – I know I finished earlier this year than ever!).

With all that “what’s gonna happen” energy out in the world, the members of RANGE a cappella thought we needed a break. So they gave us a good one.

Watch the video below and just try not to get chills . . . not only at the artistry of their soulful singing (sans instruments, no less) . . . but also at the incredible diversity of musicals we put on the boards this year.

It was a good year.

So watch and enjoy and have a wonderful weekend.

We can all go back to being anxious on Monday.

Happy Friday!

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Fun on a Friday: Even Jimmy Kimmel knows this Broadway rule.

Rule #1 of Broadway Producing:  Never put your own money in the show.

Rule #2 of Broadway Producing:  Always try and put Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick together on stage.

Jimmy Kimmel was the perfect Broadway Producer earlier this week when he reunited my It’s Only A Play stars to reprise their Producers characters for the skit below.  This time, instead of trying to make money by producing the worst show on the planet, the comic duo of Lane/Broderick try to make money by running the campaign for the worst presidential candidate on the planet.

I’ll let you guess who that is.

Happy Friday!

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Fun on a Friday: Who will be President of Broadway? The Debate!

Since snowpocalypse (!) has everyone a little nervous as we head into the weekend, I thought I’d lighten the mood with another video from . . . well . . . from those Broadway guys who do the funny videos (I’m not actually sure who is the brain-child behind these, but they should stand up and take a bow because they’re dang-good).

Inspired by last week’s debates, they asked the question, “What if there was an election/audition for President of Broadway?  And what if Tevye, Lola and all the other major Broadway characters debated their strengths and high notes?”

The answers are all in the video below.

Enjoy!

 

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