Every one of the 60× 1-minute plays performed at GOT A MINUTE? this Sept. will have a producer, a person who pays 75 dollars so that their play - and all the proceeds over the three days - will be dedicated to cancer awareness and to the Moffitt Cancer Care Foundation. Be a GOT A MINUTE? producer and dedicate your play to a loved one.
Phone 358-7675 or firstname.lastname@example.org; and buy your GAM? tickets at 365-2494!…
Added by Cliff Roles on July 28, 2009 at 6:30am —
Monday, May 18: Please assemble at 10 am in the reception area of the
233 Ben Franklin Drive
Sarasota FL 34236
Men and women, any type, for lobby scene.
You will be needed pretty much for the full day (estimated wrap 10:30-11pm). There are some we can send home after our first scene, and others as we complete certain scenes, but the rest will need to stay.
EXTRAS are as follows:
1. NY Businessmen Age 40s-50s. Male.… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on May 17, 2009 at 1:22am —
Auditions for "The Jonestown Defense" will be held on Thursday, May 7th as an open call from 1 - 4pm.
Callbacks will be on May 8th.
You must be available for shooting at Sarasota locations between May 12 and May 19, 2009.
770 St. Judes Drive North.
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Where spoken lines are involved, you will be asked to read from sides.
Please bring your headshot, resume/bio with contact numbers, as well as possible conflict… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on May 6, 2009 at 8:00am —
As American as apple pie: "Smile" provides a platform for some musical-theater stars of tomorrow, but also gives rise to thought.
As I was driving home from tonight's Opening Night of "Smile", the musical by Marvin Hamlisch and Howard Ashman that deals with the "American Young Miss" beauty pageant of 1985, a couple of thoughts went through my mind: I was impressed with the cast's obvious hard work to bring this performance to the Players' stage; I "discovered" (for… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on April 17, 2009 at 3:00am —
This evening I'll be hosting SCENE UpClose TV from 8 - 8.30 pm on BLAB TV, Sarasota Local Channel 21. In addition to talking about various new events going on this week in town and looking at the new issue of SCENE Magazine, I'll be welcoming as my guests Leslie Jones & Stacey Corley from the Junior League as well as Philip Tavill & Angie Stringer of Children First.
Don't worry if you can't see the show live - the edited clips will be available for… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on April 14, 2009 at 9:26am —
LIVE on the airwaves, I'll be hosting "Cliff On Sundays", a 2-hour show with the Best Guests On Radio every Sunday from 12 - 2 pm! It's also available via the the Live- (and Video-) stream at http://www.wtmy.com!
You can then listen to the show from the 1280 website, my website http://www.cliffroles.com, my newsletter & my Facebook page!
So join me LIVE every Sunday from 12 - 2 p.m. on 1280 AM… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on April 9, 2009 at 12:00am —
Cliff Roles' Talk of the Sun Coast
It's Show Time!
Where everybody knows your name ...
The Sarasota Film Festival's up and running!
Woody Harrelson and daughter Deni
Photo: Cliff Roles
It's a big week for Sarasota and for movies: the Sarasota Film Festival began officially on Friday with the red-carpet glitz of the Opening Night film "The Messenger" and subsequent party at the Van… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on March 30, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Cliff Roles' Talk of the Sun Coast: News, Previews, Reviews & The Best Guests on Radio!
Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Talk of the Sun Coast, SCENE Magazine and SCENE Up Close!
News, Previews, Reviews, and the
Best Guests on the Radio, in Print, and on TV!
Talk of the Sun Coast and Radio WSRQ part company…
Added by Cliff Roles on March 16, 2009 at 9:30pm —
So I'm sitting in Row J of the Players next to my wife Maria, who after two minutes is a quivering mass of proud mother telling the whole row - and anyone else who will listen - that her son's in the cast. And all over the theatre, fathers and mothers and sons and daughters and girlfriends and boyfriends and Facebook and MySpace friends are doing the same thing. Namely, with a cast of 48 and a crew of 25, the Kevin Bacon rule of probability suggests that every audience member in the packed… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on March 13, 2009 at 1:30am —
THE REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
11TH ANNUAL SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL
March 27 thru April 5, 2009
Steve Buscemi ~ David Carradine ~ Christo & Jeanne-Claude ~ Nick Dawson ~ Illeana Douglas ~ Antonio Ferrera ~ Ben Foster ~ Woody Harrelson ~ TJ Jagodowski ~ Norman Jewison ~ Oren Moverman ~ David Ortiz ~ Joe Pantoliano ~ David Pasquesi ~ Bill Paxton ~ Paul Schiff ~ Richard Schiff ~ Jon… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on March 11, 2009 at 10:30pm —
SYESHA MERCADO TO PERFORM AT THE PLAYERS THEATRE
Saturday, April 4 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 5 at 2 p.m.
The Players Theatre announced that American Idol star Syesha Mercado will perform on its mainstage in two special “Syesha Comes Home” concerts. Mercado’s incredible talent took her to third place on Idol out of more than 100,000 hopefuls. Prior to the concerts, scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2009, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 5, 2009, at 2 p.m., The Players Kids… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on March 11, 2009 at 9:00am —
by Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald Tribune
With the economy in turmoil and state and private grants and donations decreasing, the Asolo Repertory Theatre is aiming toward more fun evenings.
Budget cuts will mean two fewer shows and a two-week shorter season, but the theater is trying some ambitious productions, including a joint effort with the Sarasota Ballet.
“You want to be thinking, but not… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on March 11, 2009 at 8:47am —
Jeffery Kin, Artistic Director of the Sarasota Players, is the founder of "etc", the eclectic theatre company, and its one-minute play festival "Got A Minute", which is being held this summer for the fourth time.
Other founder members include Pam Wiley, Bob Trisolini and yours truly.
We need PLAYS!
Jeff has put out the following request:
Dear Playwright, Actor and Supporter!
THE TIME IS NOW for you to get involved in finding the… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on March 7, 2009 at 12:00pm —
"I can't - I have rehearsal"
It's March 1, a cloudy, unpleasantly dismal Sunday afternoon in Sarasota. After four weeks of non-stop rehearsing lines and songs in a big, empty room at 500 Tallevast, home of the Players Studios, the actors and backstage crew of "Titanic - The Musical" have now been on stage at the Players Theatre since Friday evening, running scenes and familiarizing themselves with probably… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on March 6, 2009 at 1:00am —
The Players Theatre is in dire need of backstage crew for its forthcoming mammoth production of Titanic, which sports a 50-person cast, a gigantic set and bloody good music. You'll work all aspects of backstage crew and tech work. Ideal for theatre and performing-arts students, actors and would-be directors seeking backstage experience. You'll learn from the best. You're needed NOW and the production runs thru March 29. It's mostly evening work (approx. 7pm - 10.30… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on February 28, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Manatee Players bats for fun with ‘Damn Yankees’
By Jay Handelman
Published: Friday, February 20, 2009
The Washington Senators have morphed into the Pirates in Rick Kerby’s production about a die-hard fan’s pledge to sell his soul to the devil if he can help his team beat the damn New York Yankees.
The switch required some minor changes to the script, none of which diminish the story.
Rodd Dyer plays Joe Boyd, the aging fan with a bad… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on February 22, 2009 at 9:03am —
Pietro Mascagni’s “L’amico Fritz” (Friend Fritz) is a relative rarity on the opera circuit these days, overshadowed by the popularity of the composer’s earlier masterpiece, “Cavalleria rusticana.” Its revival by Sarasota Opera provides reasons to understand both the neglect it has suffered and the need to give it the attention it deserves.
This is a relatively simple story of misunderstood and unrequited love, complicated by the often-absurd complexities of the libretto but fairly… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on February 22, 2009 at 9:00am —
In March 2007, at the invitation of David Owen Ritz of Sarasota's Center for Positive Living
, I narrated Kahlil Gibran's THE PROPHET
over four Sundays. If you'd like to listen to the recording, which I have edited together to a total length of around 56 minutes, please click here: The… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on February 13, 2009 at 2:30am —
COURTESY PHOTO / FRANK ATURA
Kraig Swartz, left, and David S. Howard star in "Visiting Mr. Green," about a young man trying to make amends for a near accident.
By Jay Handelman
Published: Monday, February 2, 2009
You know where Jeff Baron's play "Visiting Mr. Green" is going long before the characters get there, but the journey from start to finish in the Asolo Repertory Theatre is one of infinite… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on February 3, 2009 at 7:41am —
Seen in this morning's Sarasota Herald Tribune:
By Michael Pollick
Published: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 1:00 a.m.
SARASOTA - SNN News 6, the Herald-Tribune's pioneering 24-hour television news station, will go dark tonight at midnight as managers seek additional investors.
The move comes after a deal months in… Continue
Added by Cliff Roles on January 27, 2009 at 7:00am —