The Lineup

There was a recent press release announcing the licensing of 30 minute version of ANNIE.  This inspired the Drama Police to offer tips on how to make your show shorter:

  • Direct Jean Valjean to pay for the bread
  • Your Twelve Angry Men agree on the first ballot
  • Change the Guys line to “The Biltmore Garage is in!”
  • Have the apothecary prescribe Hamlet some Prozac
  • Make Danny & Sandy gay (like in the movie)
  • Direct the Darling family to lock their windows at night
  • Cut all the curse words from your Mamet play

Have any tips to make a show shorter? Leave a comment below.

“You have the right to remain creative”… Michael Fletcher Tester


5 comments (Add your own)

1. Jennifer Winegardner wrote:
Dorothy, Tin Man, Lion & Scarecrow meet a guy who traffics illegal organs before they even leave Munchkinland.

Maria hates the Von Trapp kids on sight and goes back to the Abbey.

Fri, September 28, 2012 @ 11:27 AM

2. Rich S, wrote:
When Marley appears Scrooge drops dead on the spot.

Fri, September 28, 2012 @ 5:12 PM

3. Kathy wrote:
Getting the lead characters into anger management classes in an early scene would surely shorten The Lieutenant of Inishmore.

Come to think of it, that would work for Beauty Queen of Leenane as well. ;)

Tue, October 2, 2012 @ 8:02 PM

4. Steven Sean Woolworth wrote:
CARRIE...the Musical...

It's 2012...

Margaret White gets her teaching degree online from www.faithbasedcollegesonline.com and home schools Carrie...Prom is not on the curriculum...

Sun, October 28, 2012 @ 11:29 PM

5. Steven Sean Woolworth wrote:
SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE...Leiber and Stoller are/were never born...

Sun, October 28, 2012 @ 11:32 PM

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