The Arden Blog Category: 2012/13

Endgame – Director’s Notes

January 14, 2013

By Edward Sobel, Associate Artistic Director I first fell in love with the work of Samuel Beckett when I was in college. At eighteen, what I perceived as aridly funny nihilism…

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A special message from Jeff Coon

December 19, 2012

In November, we celebrated our 25th Anniversary at a special concert. Many artists shared stories of what makes the Arden important to them. We thought you’d like to see  what actor Jeff…

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Directing Endgame – What’s the Story?

December 17, 2012

By Edward Sobel, >pharm Associate Artistic Director A critic once described Samuel Beckett’s two-act masterpiece Waiting for Godot as “Nothing happens. Twice.” Understandable, but not correct. A careful reading, and…

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Cinderella – Backstage Photos

December 13, 2012

By Benjamin Lloyd, cure King Leopold in Cinderella I took these photos during rehearsal of Cinderella. Some are in the rehearsal room; some are from tech rehearsal on stage. I…

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Cinderella – from Script to Stage

December 11, 2012

By Jon West, Master Carpenter / Assistant Technical Director This may help those who want to learn how a play goes from script to stage at the Arden: How a…

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Our 25th Anniversary Season Concert

December 5, 2012

In honor of our anniversary season, we held a one-night-only 25th Anniversary Concert on Monday, November 5th at 7 pm. Celebrating 25 years of Arden musical theatre, this event featured…

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Opening Night of Cinderella

December 4, 2012

By Angela DuRoss, Development Director We opened our 15th year of Arden Children’s Theatre with our production of Cinderella on Saturday, > December 1st to a packed house!  Nearly 400…

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Directing Endgame – Designing Life after Cataclysm

November 12, 2012

By Edward Sobel, Associate Artistic Director In my previous post I mentioned Beckett’s early drafts of Endgame contained specific information about time and place which he subsequently edited out. In…

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Opening Night of Freud’s Last Session

November 8, 2012

By Angela DuRoss, Development Director Freud’s Last Session opened on Thursday, November 1 to a packed house.  Members of the Sylvan Society joined together for a cocktail party at Gigi…

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Creating Freud’s Study

November 2, 2012

By Chris Haig, Properties Master In 1885, as a young researcher, Freud attended a dinner at the house of the illustrious Charcot in Paris.  A letter described the scene to…

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