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    From Class to Stage! The Young Actors of A Christmas Carol

    We have a fabulous team of young actors in this December’s A Christmas Carol and they all came straight from our youth acting program! We asked them about what they learned while taking our classes that prepared them for the show. Samuel Genghis Christian:  “I learned how to find out what my character is like at certain…

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    The Adorable Father/Son Duo in A Christmas Carol

    Introducing this year’s Tiny Tim: Eli Stuart! Eli’s dad, Freddy, plays the narrator in the show. Watch below to see Freddy and Eli talk about what it’s like to share a stage with family. Get tickets to A Christmas Carol here!

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    Test your knowledge of A Christmas Carol!

    Take this quiz to see how well you know A Christmas Carol! Come see the show! Playing now – Dec 23.

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    Peek into final rehearsals for A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol opens today, December 2nd, and that means this week has been filled with the sounds of rehearsal. We love to watch our actors in this Fezziwig ball scene, and thought we would share this behind-the-scenes peek with you! Enjoy! Get tickets to the show here!

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    Asked and Answered: Arcadia

    As we prepare for the final performances of Arcadia (This Sunday, November 20th at 2 and 7pm), we asked the cast to answer some of your frequently asked questions. How did you prepare for such a multi-themed and complex role? Erika Soto (Thomasina): Doing the reading of the play earlier this year was hugely helpful…

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    RA Spotlight: Sound Design with Robert Oriol

    What made you want to pursue composing and sound design? Was there a concert, composer, or even show that influenced you? In 1993 a playwright friend of mine had written a play as part of an evening of Halloween-themed shorts at a fire-trap in Santa Monica called the Burbage Theatre. He asked me if I’d…

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    The Imaginary Invalid: Becoming Claude

    Have you met Claude?  Watch how ANW Resident Artist Rafael Goldstein  transforms into the wacky character for our production of Molière’s The Imaginary Invalid. Then, read on to learn about how Rafael prepared for this role and how working as an actor has improved his makeup skills.  Describe the process of creating Claude. I found…

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    Asked and Answered: The Maids

    Thank you to everyone who has filled our post-show surveys this season! We really enjoy reading all your thoughts and comments. We’ve gotten so many interesting  questions about The Maids that we thought we’d let the cast answer a few for themselves.  What did you take away from your character? Did you relate to her…

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    RA “Spotlight”: Lighting Design with Ken Booth

    Can you guess how many shows Ken Booth has designed for ANW? The answer is a whopping 47! Here, we ask Ken about how he first got involved in lighting and what it was like designing The Imaginary Invalid and The Maids this fall!  What made you want to originally pursue lighting design? I always…

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    The Secret Life of Jars: From the Recycling Bin to Center Stage

    While watching The Imaginary Invalid, it’s near impossible to ignore the plethora of jars sprawled across the stage. Many patrons have asked about where the jars came from and, more importantly, what exactly are the substances inside. We pulled aside our extremely talented prop master, Dillon Nelson, to resolve your concerns and satisfy your curiosity. Tell us…

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