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Rudetsky presents master class at Farmington Players

From Oakland Press: Broadway radio host Seth Rudetsky will present a master class audition workshop at the Farmington Players Barn on Sunday, Nov. 2.

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/arts-and-entertainment/20141014/rudetsky-presents-master-class-at-farmington-players

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"In fact, they should ‘be prepared’ to spend every week at Conor O'Nell's. I'm expecting a long, long run ..." Additional performance date added for Penny Seats' Tomfoolery (Sunday, November 9)

Cast member Brent Stansfield, a faculty member at the University of Michigan, echoes this sentiment, “The show combines all my favorite things in life: satire, science, jest, education, politics, math, irony, and of course music. Better yet, it does it in a smart, sassy, gleeful, and naughty way. The Penny Seats cast and crew is also smart, sassy, gleeful, and naughty and they bring an ocean of joy and verve to these songs. Best of all, ‘Tomfoolery’ is tailor-made for an Ann Arbor audience who, as I have now learned, can be relied upon to bring their own smarts, sass, glee, and naughtiness! Each show has been raucous and I have had so much fun performing in it.”

http://reelroyreviews.com/2014/10/19/in-fact-they-should-be-prepared-to-spend-every-week-at-conor-onells-im-expecting-a-long-long-run-additional-performance-date-added-for-penny-seats-tomfoolery-sund/

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“In fact, they should ‘be prepared’ to spend every week at Conor O’Nell’s. I’m expecting a long, long run …” Additional performance date added for Penny Seats’ Tomfoolery (Sunday, November 9)

Irish Ballad (Photo by Victoria Gilbert)

Irish Ballad (Photo by Victoria Gilbert)

Through the month of October, The Penny Seats enjoyed a sold-out run of the musical revue Tomfoolery, celebrating the words and music of satirist, mathematician, and cult favorite, Tom Lehrer, at Ann Arbor’s Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor. The two companies have partnered to offer this cabaret-style show, with…

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Zach London wrote a fabulous “mini-musical” Volcanoes! that precedes every performance of Tomfoolery - and this comic about “stacks”? Well, that’s basically my “filing” method. Enjoy!

https://www.facebook.com/ReelRoyReviews/posts/709504915802934

Also, check out Lauren M. London and Caroline Kaganov on the Lucy Ann Lance Show - you can listen to the segment at the below link - such fun!

http://lucyannlance.com/?page_id=625

"This popular downtown Ann Arbor Pub and the Penny Seats Theater have teamed up to present plays at the pub. They opened earlier this month with the musical review, Tomfoolery. Visit www.PennySeats.org for ticket info.”

http://lucyannlance.com/?page_id=625

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Penny Seats Announces Extra Performance of TOMFOOLERY, Thru 11/09

New date added! From BroadwayWorld - excerpt: Stansfield concludes, “Tom Lehrer’s work is beloved for good reason. He’s a sharp intellectual with a gallows humor (much like some of my other heroes: Edward Gorey, Ambrose Bierce, George Romero, et alia) and his songs are at once titillatingly dark and eerily catchy. His wit is incisive but never derisive. It’s so easy to fall in love with these songs that performing them for people who have never heard them before is an honor as much as it is a pleasure. I’ve been so excited to work with The Penny Seats again. Every rehearsal has been full of playfulness and silliness, and our director, Lauren London, has managed to funnel all of that love and sweat directly into the show. It’s 90 minutes of frenetic romp, but after each performance I’ve felt like doing the whole thing again. Well, maybe after a cold pint of beer. We are performing it in one of Ann Arbor’s best pubs, after all.”

http://www.broadwayworld.com/detroit/article/Penny-Seats-Announces-Extra-Performance-of-TOMFOOLERY-Thru-1109-20141018

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Penny Seats announces more 'Tomfoolery' - Encore Michigan - Theater, Theater Events, Theater Reviews, Theater Calendar

Thanks to Donald Calamia and Encore Michigan! Excerpt: Director Lauren London, who was recently interviewed about the production alongside Conor O’Neill’s Caroline Kaganov for “The Lucy Ann Lance Show,” adds, “This show has been a pure delight, from the first rehearsal through every single performance. It plays to our strengths as a company and fits perfectly with the jovial tone at Conor O’Neill’s. It’s a comfortable, fabulously funny night, and we’re ecstatic that so many people want to experience it. This is one of those lightening-in-a-bottle moments for us. We couldn’t be happier with Conor’s as a partner, and I hope we have the chance to do this again, soon!”

http://www.encoremichigan.com/article.html?article=9013

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WAHOO! We've added an encore date of Tomfoolery! November 9

"Maybe The Penny Seats can be talked into extending the run. … In fact, they should ‘be prepared’ to spend every week at Conor O’Nell’s. I’m expecting a long, long run …” YOU GOT IT! Due to high demand, an additional performance date has been added: November 9. Get your tickets posthaste!

http://reelroyreviews.com/2014/10/17/wahoo-weve-added-an-encore-date-of-tomfoolery-november-9/

#tomfoolery, #tomlehrer, #conoroneills, #annarbor, #michigan, #cabaret, #encore, #soldout, #theatre, #pennyseats

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WAHOO! We’ve added an encore date of Tomfoolery! November 9

Matt Cameron and Yours Truly

Matt “Smut” Cameron and Roy “Prurient” Sexton (Photo by Victoria Gilbert)

Wow – this Tomfoolery is such a fun show to do! We’ve added an encore date to our sold-out run of Tom Lehrer’s Tomfoolery: November 9, dinner at 6:30, show 8 pm – get your tickets pronto here.

Thanks to Mark Lezotte, Patti Little, John DeMerell, Rebecca Hardin and family, Rebecca Dale Winder, Nan Reed Twiss, Ian Reed Twiss,…

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Goodreads | Susie Duncan Sexton's Blog - give the consumer what he wants...consuming is where it's at - October 17, 2014 11:58

New blog entry from Susie! Quote: “the ‘shot’ of parent and child and slain animal is entitled ‘accomplishments’, and the caption reads: ‘This generation’s Young Gun _____, nine year old _____ shot her first deer on Sunday.’ I wish that newspapers would stop publishing such tragedies…and if they cannot stop pandering to these misguided types, just to sell a few more papers, that they disappear altogether. what is deader than that deer is journalism. sensationalism is not journalism.” Read the rest at the link …

https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/7191296-give-the-consumer-what-he-wants-consuming-is-where-it-s-at

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On Stages: 'Cabaret' at Univeristy of Michigan, Open Mic Awards at the Mix

Thanks to Carla Milarch and MLive for another Tomfoolery mention! “Fun fact: Lehrer’s career as an academician largely influenced is work as a songwriter. Considered a child prodigy, he entered Harvard College at the age of 15. As a mathematics undergrad, he began to write comic songs to entertain his friends, including ‘Fight Fiercely, Harvard’ (1945). He was also a Harvard doctoral student for several years, but took time out for his musical career and to work as a researcher at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. Starting in 1962, he taught in the political science department at MIT, and in 1972, he joined the faculty of the University of California, Santa Cruz, teaching a course called ‘The Nature of Mathematics’ to liberal arts majors. (He called it ‘Math for Tenors’) He also taught a class in musical theater. In 2001, Lehrer taught his last mathematics class (on the topic of infinity) and retired from academia, but he reportedly still ‘hangs out’ around the University of California, Santa Cruz.”

Read the rest at the link …

http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/10/on_stages_cabaret_at_univerist.html

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