The Worst People in Theatre

Dale Husband:

I would suggest you find troublemakers like these in all forms of entertainment, including movies, television productions and music recordings.

Originally posted on OnStage:

Chris Peterson 

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of working with some amazing people in various productions. People who sacrifice so much time and always bring a positive attitude. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with these folks again.

Then there is the flip side, the shitheads who seem to ruin every production they’re involved with or ruin theatre all together for others. I can’t stand these people and try to avoid working with them as much as possible. So here is a list of the worst people in theatre that I’ve either worked with or encountered in some fashion. Some of these might sound familiar.

“The Bully”

I never thought calling someone a diva should be an insult. A diva is someone who is a celebrated performer, who has won countless acclaim with their incredible talent. However in most cases, when we say someone is being a diva, it means…

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Introducing Magickalmari

Magickalmari is the WordPress screen name of the second user on this blog, who I have added today. She is someone I have known since 2005 when we were both on Care2, and she is so close to me that I consider her a sister. Like me, she is a Unitarian Universalist and is highly focused on science as well as liberal in politics. She and I have fought many battles together and she is someone I would trust with my life….so I decided to trust her with my blog.

This is her Facebook profile:

This is her Care2 profile:

And here she is on the Ning version of Gaia Community:

Please congratulate her on this new position.

The Price of Peace

It would be a much easier world to live in if  everyone would simply get along, but there would be no challenges for people to overcome and learn from regarding relationships. Perhaps peace is something that must be earned as a reward for hard work and patience, not merely given to those who don’t deserve it. War and violence may be considered a punishment in themselves on people for harboring hatred towards others and insisting on having one’s own way.

(Note: I wrote this in five minutes out of boredom while sitting in a college class about 20 years ago and then had it typed up and printed out from a computer several years ago. Imagine my surprise when I found later that my mother had taken that printout and put it in a picture frame!)

2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.