20th Anniversary Then and Now Review November 30-December 3
The event will feature a collection of well-known songs that have been performed throughout the community theatre’s years of operation and will celebrate the organization’s 20th year. The board plans to make the evening an elegant night out with red carpet and champagne in the lobby. Throughout the show, there will be interludes of video submissions from past performers who give testimonies of MSYT’s influence. The setting will be the facade of a theatre up center with an upper level. The atmosphere has an outdoor, dancing in the street feel. The projection will run through a painted scrim billboard that doubles as part of the set on stage left. All performers will have a base costume accentuated with pieces that denote time and place.
Premise of the Show
We are looking to choose at least ten shows from the last 20 years of performances
For each show we will: 1) have a video of a past participant in that show 2) follow with clips of a video and/or pictures from that show 3) and finally have a live performance of a song from that show
We are looking for YOU as a past participant in a show to send us a video
Use a smartphone (iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, etc.)
Make sure the phone is in landscape orientation (sideways, not vertical)
Shoot video in a well-lit area, preferably indoors and away from excessive wind or noise
Prop the phone up on a table, tripod or stand if possible—avoid handheld video or selfies
Speak in conversational manner
We need up to 5 minutes of video
Introduce self – name, where you are now, when (or age) you participated at MSYT
Recount role or part in particular production
Talk about what you liked about the role or the show
Recount favorite moments or anecdotes
Talk about why you love Main Street Youth Theatre and if it had any part in where you are now and what you are doing.
At the End of Your Video
Once you do your video with the above talking points then if you want take another 20 to 30 seconds to talk about Judy Gallagher or just thank her.
We will be doing a tribute at the end of the show to Judy Gallagher and will edit in your thank you or short message about Judy.
So this will be separate from your video about you and a show that you enjoyed being part of. You don’t have to do this piece, it is optional.
If you decide to participate with us please send an email to Phyllis Neville, firstname.lastname@example.org with your NAME, your CONTACT INFO (phone, email and mailing address) and the show you will be talking about in your video. We will confirm that your video has been received.
An MSYT Media Permission form will be sent to you to sign and return as well.
For any questions please email Phyllis Neville, email@example.com or call or text 843-384-7214.
The deadline to receive your video in order to know what shows we will be putting in to produce the live performance is September 15th, 2017.