Before the Curtain Goes Up

BEFORE THE CURTAIN GOES UP is a striking photographic journey of behind the scenes action of so many small-town theaters across the United States. A must read for any theater lover, or performer.

Author: India Blake Johnson

Publisher: Newman Springs Publishing, Incorporated

ISBN: 1645310582

Category: Performing Arts

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BEFORE THE CURTAIN GOES UP is a striking photographic journey of behind the scenes action of so many small-town theaters across the United States. A must read for any theater lover, or performer.
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The Teacher

Once the meal ended, they talked for awhile before Julia said “time to go, Brian.
There's a hired car downstairs ... “I'm sure I want to chat with some of the people I
know before the curtain goes up, Brian,” Julia said. “Please take these tickets to ...

Author: Dan FitzGerald

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781468548501

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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THE TEACHER begins with young BRIAN DESMOND teaching math at Newtown High School in Queens, New York despite a learning disability -- he cannot write legibly. He paid for his college education by fixing clocks, is fiercely independent, and aches for the respect of his sister and father, who treat him as dumb. A new principal comes to Newtown High with a wife, a lovely daughter and problems which threaten Brian’s teaching career. Martin Bernhard, a wealthy member of the Board of Education, tries to rescue Brian’s teaching job. In return he asks Brian to help him understand his dynamic daughter Julia, a concert violinist. Briefly barred from active hobbies, Brian accompanies a friend to a little theater audition which leads to involvement with actors, directors and agents in Queens, Westchester and Manhattan. As these various activities overlap, a crisis in Brian’s family clouds his perspective. He ignores local beauty Sheila Murray, and when she decides it’s time to look elsewhere Brian is forced to realign all of his priorities.
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MTV England

For tickets to West End musicals and other plays, queue up at the ticket booth on
the southernmost side of Leicester Square. You'll get the best deals on remaining
seats, often just an hour or two before the curtain goes up. Free & Easy London ...

Author: Olivia Edward

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780764587733

Category: Travel

Page: 688

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A quirky, entertaining, and insightful collection of hip travel guides for young travelers brings a fresh perspective to Old World destinations to offer helpful tips on the hottest cities and regions, accommodations, and eateries for a variety of budgets, the hottest things to see and do, detailed city maps, activities and nightlife, outdoor adventures, and no-cost museums, complementary entertainment, and free bar food.
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How to Be a Sales Superstar

... the word gets your blood pressure up, and moves you out of your comfort zone,
in the same way that athletes get pumped up before a game, musicians warm up
before a performance, and actors say their lines before the curtain goes up.

Author: Mark Tewart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470454428

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Making the sale is tougher than. That's why sales professionals and business owners who want to be the best need more than just smooth talk to make it in the sales business. Selling is a job that requires an updated toolkit for real, lasting success. This practical guide teaches you all the specialized skills you need to be a sales superstar. You'll learn how to better understand prospects, master the skills to draw in new customers, and discover the secret to closing any deal.
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Arts America Enjoying the Best Art Museums Theater Classical Music Opera Jazz Dance Film and Summer Festivals in America

Arts—At the sAme time Three months ago you purchased two tickets to the ballet,
but a week before the curtain goes up, you find out that your pregnant niece is
suddenly getting married that weekend. What do you do? The first thing is to ...

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Publisher: Huntington Press Inc

ISBN: 9781935396048

Category: Fiction

Page: 534

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Timesong is the inspirational story of a three-legged coyote named j.b. who befriends Tom, an autistic boy. Following his father's death, Tom retreats into a shell of isolation. j.b. counters Tom's despair with an uplifting explanation of immortality. For those trying to reconcile the loss of a loved one, Timesong may be the key that opens the door to acceptance and peace of mind.
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Only an Orphan Girl

ONLY AN ORPHAN GIRL A Soul - Stirring Drama of Human Trials and
Tribulations BEFORE THE CURTAIN ( It is well to get the audience into the mood
of our play before the curtain goes up . If possible , the TICKET TAKER should be
dressed ...

Author: Henning Nelms

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822208555

Category: Drama

Page: 57

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THE STORY: Nellie is a long-suffering young lady who seems destined not only to lose her lover but her life as well. The familiar characters of old-time melodrama here play their roles up to the hilt. The most thrilling scene is that in which dynami
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Practical Puppetry A Z

In addition, music can pro- vide focus, especially when you have decided not to
use a curtain. ... Focus on the opening and clos- ing of each act of your play plus
an overture (music to play before the curtain goes up and when the play is over).

Author: Carol R. Exner

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786415168

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 279

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Puppetry is an exciting, flexible, malleable art form that can engage the creative forces of children or adults. Puppets can not only tell a story, they can be used to enhance the curriculum, present an idea or a concept in a compelling way, or teach any number of necessary skills. Children and adults presenting a puppet play are given a sense of their own inventive power. This reference work offers an A to Z view of working with puppets. It covers everything from the basic strategies of advertising and marketing puppet productions, to assembling the puppets out of household materials such as paper bags, cereal boxes, or gloves, to the more elaborate sculpting of armatures. Stages, curtains and props are also discussed along with the history of puppetry. Numerous illustrations give a visual of many of the finished products. This work concludes with an annotated bibliography and index.
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Ballet for Beginners

Right : Before the performance : Some warm up , others chit - chat . to go down to
the stage . There , before the curtain is opened , they once more rehearse some
of the technically difficult parts of the ballet they are going to dance . It's more ...

Author: Marie-Laure Medova

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402717156

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Introduces the basics of classic ballet, gives a brief history, tells how a ballet is prepared, and discusses the work of the choreographer, the technicians, and the designers.
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Mightier than the Sword

said Griff. 'Who gets those?' 'First come, first served,' said Miss Parish. 'I'll have a
hundred of our people standing in the queue an hour before the curtain goes up.'
'So will the Tories,' said Griff. 'Better make it two hundred, two hours before.

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447248750

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Fast-paced and intriguing, Mightier than the Sword is the fifth novel in international bestseller Jeffrey Archer’s the Clifton Chronicles moves towards the end of the 1960s as the Cliftons and the Barringtons come up against sworn enemies and new foes. Following the explosion of an IRA bomb on board the Barrington’s flagship MV Buckingham, Emma Clifton must deal with the repercussions on her family’s shipping business. Meanwhile her old adversary, Lady Virginia Fenwick, plots her downfall. Bestselling novelist Harry, Emma’s husband, is on a mission to free a fellow author imprisoned in Siberia, even if it costs him everything. Giles, his brother-in-law, a minister of the Crown, faces his own problems when a diplomatic disaster risks his bid for higher office. With its devastating twists and turns, Archer’s spellbinding the Clifton Chronicles continues to enthral readers and proves once again why Archer’s reign at the top of the charts is without parallel.
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The Films of Randolph Scott

The film is fun to watch in terms of spotting up-and-coming talent, including Betty
Grable, Tony Martin and Lucille Ball. ... is about to arrest his shipmate for
desertion right before the curtain goes up on Astaire's new show): The show must
go on!

Author: Robert Nott

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476610061

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 245

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Reclusive American actor Randolph Scott, known for his subtle, dignified performances in almost 60 westerns, has been called the “most genuine Westerner.” His career began in 1928 with the first of several bit parts; his first starring role was 1932’s Heritage of the Desert. He fought in World War I, studying horsemanship, shooting, and bayoneting, and acted in a variety of films in every genre from musical to swashbuckler. His final film was Ride the High Country (1962). Chronologically arranged from his birth in 1898 to his death in 1987, this book covers every film in which Randolph Scott acted. Each section begins with a biographical chapter and then lists Scott’s films from that period: each film’s entry has filmographic information, a synopsis, and detailed commentary, discussing such topics as the financial aspects, production details, acting, other participants, anecdotes, and critical responses. Quotes from interviews with figures in the industry and published reviews bolster the entries. A bibliographical essay completes the work, which is heavily illustrated with stills and promotional materials.
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Once a Week

Sometimes going in very late at night these gentry will let you have two seats for
the price of one : so some one has paid the difference. The fact is that in bad ...
Satisfied until Bunce bought the book just before the curtain went up. The scene ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105014879717

Category: England

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More Costumes for the Stage

Anemble each artist's costumes and props and check them carefully against the
costume lists so that there is no need for a frantic search for shoes, gloves or
other easily rnislaid items just before the curtain goes up. See that everything is ...

Author: Sheila Jackson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781561310661

Category: Drama

Page: 144

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In this second lively handbook, Sheila Jackson, former Head of Costume for London Weekend Television and costume designer for Upstairs, Downstairs, breaks new ground with her common sense sections on animal and bird costumes, musicals and dance, ethnic costume, head dresses and accessories.
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Drinking the Rain

I sit on the deck, bundled up against the breeze, shelling the tiny young beach
peas I've just gathered to augment my ... motion is transformed from a nervous
striver into a dreamy torch singer when the hero, just before the curtain goes up, ...

Author: Alix Kates Shulman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466802896

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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A memoir of spiritualism and self-discovery from the acclaimed, award-winning author At fifty, Alix Kates Shulman, author of the celebrated feminist novel, Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen, left a city life dense with political activism, family and literary community, and went to live alone on an island off the coast of Maine. On a windswept beach, in a cabin with no plumbing, power, or telephone, she found that she was learning to live all over again. In this luminous, spirited book, she charts her subsequent path as she learned not simply the joys of meditative solitude, but to integrate her new awareness into a busy, committed, even hectic mainland life. “A ten-year voyage of discovery . . . Shulman's honesty and sense of inquiry carry us with her all the way--could even, if we were willing, change our lives.” —San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle
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The Time Garden

And then the lights dimmed, and there was that enchanted moment there always
is before the curtain goes up, and then the curtain did go up, and all was utter
rapt attention in the hearts of the four children. Ann put the Natterjack on her ...

Author: Edward Eager

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547545789

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Time and again, the children from Knight's Castle have longed for another magic adventure. But you can't find magic just anywhere. It doesn't just grow like grass. It requires the right place and the right time— Or thyme, as the case may be. For at Mrs. Whiton's house, magic grows wild as the fragrant banks of thyme in her garden. Eliza insists that time doesn't grow, it flies—yet growing in the garden is olden time, future time, and common time. Or so says the Natterjack, the odd toadlike creature who presides over the garden and accompanies the kids on a series of perilous, hilarious, always unpredictable adventures. "Anything can happen," the Natterjack says with a wink, "when you have all the time in the world."
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As Long as the Blue Canary Sings

We get to our seats right before the curtain goes up. The house lights go dim. The
spotlight is focused center stage. A mother and father are looking at a crib. A
doctor reveals that the baby is sick; that if the child recovers from her fever she'll
live ...

Author: H. Valencia

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477108277

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

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In As Long as the Blue Canary Sings was inspired by a true story. "Sheldon" takes the lessons he learned, as an accomplished chess player, and applies them to the various complexities of his life. As he reasserts himself into the world he is forced to examine his core beliefs. With both insight and candor "Sheldon" shares his decision-making processes as he interacts with interesting people and deals with situations that are sometimes sensible and sometimes absurd.
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Free Air

And nice shops in Manhattan, and a really good play—music just before the
curtain goes up." Now: "Ohhhhhh geeeeee whizzzzzz! I wonder if he'll let us go
any farther in the car? He's so managerial, and dad is sure to take his side. He
tried to ...

Author: Sinclair Lewis

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781775418085

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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One of the earliest road-trip novels, Free Air tells the story of Claire Boltwood, who travels from New York City to the Pacific Northwest by automobile. She leaves her rich, snobbish family behind and falls in love with a good, down-to-earth man.
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Encore Performance

Before the curtain goes up this afternoon, we're running through our entire
program one last time just to make sure that everyone feels confident and
prepared for showtime. Over in the green room—the big, square, carpeted room
at the back ...

Author: Vicki G. Riordan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451673074

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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The inspiring true story of a woman who learned that it’s never too late to live the life you want As a young girl growing up in the 1950s in central Pennsylvania, Vicki Grubic Riordan idolized stars like Shirley Temple and Gene Kelly. She soon found her calling as a dance instructor, but like many baby boomers, she put her passion on hold to focus on starting a family. Only when her marriage ended and she was left with little means of support for herself and her two young sons did Vicki return to her first true love: teaching dance. In doing so, she found much more than a way to make a living: she found a way to make a difference. With her exuberant personality, infectious enthusiasm, and unwavering belief in the magic of movement to make even the darkest times better, Vicki has inspired thousands of women to do things they never dreamed possible. At the age of sixty-two, when her peers were thinking about retirement, Vicki opened the doors to what has become America’s largest adult tap dancing studio. She has gone from teaching fifty students a year to teaching more than five hundred, and thanks to Vicki, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has become the unofficial tap capital of the world and the home of her celebrated “Tap Pups.” The majority of the women (and a handful of men) in her classes are in their fifties and sixties, but instead of yielding to the expectation that they’d be slowing down at this stage of life, tap has helped them to get in touch with their own natural rhythm. Tap helped Anni, 56, get through a difficult divorce with grace. It gave Betsy a newfound self-confidence, and at 57 she was inspired to wear eye makeup for the first time in thirty years. And when Jeanne, 62, was diagnosed with cancer, the Tap Pups rallied to offer their full support. Vicki’s students come from all walks of life: teachers, doctors, nurses, lawyers, insurance agents, therapists, CPAs, retirees—married, divorced, single, and widowed—but through dancing together, no matter their innate talent or years of experience, Vicki’s Tap Pups have found a potent source of friendship, vitality, and fulfillment. After years of putting everyone else first, these women know that now it’s their time to shine. In Encore Performance, Vicki inspires readers of all ages to listen to the beat of their own hearts and dance through life as they were born to do.
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Encore Performance with embedded videos

Before the curtain goes up this afternoon, we're running through our entire
program one last time just to make sure that everyone feels confident and
prepared for showtime. Over in the green room—the big, square, carpeted room
at the back ...

Author: Vicki G. Riordan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451643503

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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To enhance your reading experience, this edition of Encore Performance contains embedded videos of the Tap Pups performing. The inspiring true story of a woman who learned that it’s never too late to live the life you want As a young girl growing up in the 1950s in central Pennsylvania, Vicki Grubic Riordan idolized stars like Shirley Temple and Gene Kelly. She soon found her calling as a dance instructor, but like many baby boomers, she put her passion on hold to focus on starting a family. Only when her marriage ended and she was left with little means of support for herself and her two young sons did Vicki return to her first true love: teaching dance. In doing so, she found much more than a way to make a living: she found a way to make a difference. With her exuberant personality, infectious enthusiasm, and unwavering belief in the magic of movement to make even the darkest times better, Vicki has inspired thousands of women to do things they never dreamed possible. At the age of sixty-two, when her peers were thinking about retirement, Vicki opened the doors to what has become America’s largest adult tap dancing studio. She has gone from teaching fifty students a year to teaching more than five hundred, and thanks to Vicki, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has become the unofficial tap capital of the world and the home of her celebrated “Tap Pups.” The majority of the women (and a handful of men) in her classes are in their fifties and sixties, but instead of yielding to the expectation that they’d be slowing down at this stage of life, tap has helped them to get in touch with their own natural rhythm. Tap helped Anni, 56, get through a difficult divorce with grace. It gave Betsy a newfound self-confidence, and at 57 she was inspired to wear eye makeup for the first time in thirty years. And when Jeanne, 62, was diagnosed with cancer, the Tap Pups rallied to offer their full support. Vicki’s students come from all walks of life: teachers, doctors, nurses, lawyers, insurance agents, therapists, CPAs, retirees—married, divorced, single, and widowed—but through dancing together, no matter their innate talent or years of experience, Vicki’s Tap Pups have found a potent source of friendship, vitality, and fulfillment. After years of putting everyone else first, these women know that now it’s their time to shine. In Encore Performance, Vicki inspires readers of all ages to listen to the beat of their own hearts and dance through life as they were born to do.
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Grammar Usage and Mechanics Secondary

( quietly ) The dancers are quickly learning last - minute changes to their routine .
( quickly ) There are only five minutes left before the curtain goes up . ( only )
Leslie has been intently working on her makeup for an hour . ( intently ) Gail
hurriedly ...

Author: Teacher Created Materials

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 0743904117

Category:

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This book includes an overview of pertinent teacher information and all the necessary answer keys for Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Student Book Secondary.
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Blood Moons Rising

Before the curtain goes up, he is taken behind the scenes. Onstage is a castle
with fortifications looking out over a wooded countryside. At once he knows that
he will not see Othello, which is set in Venice, or Julius Caesar, which begins
with a ...

Author: Mark Hitchcock

Publisher: Tyndale House

ISBN: 9781414397108

Category: Religion

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Has the final countdown to the end days begun? Are the heavens telling us we are nearing the end? Astronomers have noticed it is coming. Historians have noted its significance. In 2014 and 2015, there will be a phenomenon in the skies of four blood moons falling during Jewish feasts. This has only happened three times in recorded history: 1493-94, 1949-50 and 1967-68. Each time these dates have had extraordinary significance for the Israelites. From the discovery of the New World to the creation of modern-day Israel, these years of the four blood moons have truly been turning points in history. Bible prophecy describes the moon being darkened and turned to blood. What is the significance of these signs in the skies? What will the future bring? Prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock guides you through the relevant Bible passages so you can understand the times in which you live.
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