In the interest of trying new things in 2021, HOOLIGAN Theatre Company is premiering its first ever digital puppet show, I Want My Mummy!, for one night only on February 27th at 8 PM PST on ShowTix4U!
I Want My Mummy! follows the story of Baroness Frankenstein, who has opened up her castle to the monsters of the world that are having trouble fitting in with society. However, the wealthy landlord who sends her money for staff arrives, causing these wacky characters (including the Mummy, a Phantom Bride, Medusa, Vampira, and the Invisible Man) to dress up as servants in order to struggle to maintain the facade.
To get you all in the spooky spirit, we’ve reached out to some of the cast and crew involved to get you the inside scoop!
We’re so excited for you to see all the hard work our cast and crew have put into this show this Saturday (2/27) at 8 PM PST. Make sure to sign up on ShowTix4U prior to the show so you can access the livestream!
This past year has been a whirlwind to say the least, but theatre across the world has adapted to the circumstances. Here at HOOLIGAN, our wonderful Executive department has been hard at work for the past year in order to provide opportunities for us Hooligans, no matter where we are, to still do what makes us happy. So today we'll be hearing about how Peyton Lumley (a 4th Year, studying Communication Studies and Entrepreneurship & Film, Television, and Digital Media) and Dana Tankenbaum (a 4th Year Global Studies major), our amazing Exec members, have adapted this past year to leading our theatre company.
How have your responsibilities changed to adjust to the online format?
Have there been any advantages to producing shows virtually?
What’s been the most rewarding part?
What do you hope the company will take away from this experience?
What do you most look forward to for when theatre is able to go back to normal?
Our current Zoom-based existence hasn’t stopped us from embracing our love of all things theater! Join us on Friday, December 11 5-7 pm via Zoom for an evening filled with wonderful performances.
HOOLIGAN Theatre Company's annual Showcase is an educational workshop series led by our Education Department that is designed to give students of all experience levels an opportunity to learn new skills and leadership roles within the performing arts. In addition to singing and dancing, past workshops have also included music theory, design, and ASL!
The program culminates in a cabaret that lets participants showcase what they have learned throughout their workshop and rehearsal experiences. This not only gives students a creative outlet to express themselves through, but it also gives students a chance to take risks and learn new skills in a fun and inclusive environment!
To get everyone in the Showcase spirit, here’s an inside look at what Showcase has been like this quarter from one of our heads of Education, Shelby Ravetch!
Keep an eye out for the link on our social media, and join us in celebrating the hard work of our performers this Friday, December 11th 5-7 PM over Zoom!
Do you miss watching theatre? Want to support HOOLIGAN members who love performing? Then come check out our Annual Fall One Acts, hosted by our Casting department on Friday, December 4th at 5pm on Zoom! Watch as HOOLIGANs show you what they’ve been working on all quarter. Until then, read what some of what the HOOLIGANs involved have to say about One Acts!
But first, what is One Acts?
One Acts is a festival of short one act plays written, directed, and performed by our very own HOOLIGANs. This event is normally hosted in the Fall in the Kerckhoff Grand Salon, but going along with this season’s theme of Resilience, we will be continuing the yearly tradition and hosting this year’s One Acts over Zoom.
We’re so excited for you to join us in watching this year’s One Acts over Zoom this Friday (12/4) at 5 PM! Keep an eye out for the Zoom link which will be released closer to the event, see you there!
Are you interested in what goes on behind the scenes of theatrical productions? Do you like supporting our fabulous HOOLIGANs in their out-of-the-box endeavors? Then mark your calendars for this Friday, November 20th at 6pm, as our Production Management department presents its first ever Texpo: a technical design exposition, on the HOOLIGAN Youtube Channel! But until then, we’ve reached out to some of the HOOLIGANs involved to get you the inside scoop on Texpo!
But first, what is Texpo?
Texpo is a new event hosted by our Production Management department! Through a series of workshops on all the things that happen behind the scenes of a show, participants prepare their own design (in any department, from lighting to costumes and beyond) that fit the theme of “Young, Dumb, and Broke” to be premiered at this exposition.
How did HOOLIGAN come up with the idea of Texpo?
"The Production Management department came up with the initial concept during a brainstorming session last spring when we were thinking of ideas for tech to get involved in theater virtually. We wanted to create an event where people of any experience level could create and showcase their technical designs, as well as learn new skills and try new things. This initial idea was then developed into Texpo over the summer through meetings with HOOLIGAN's executive producers and the Production Management department, and we are proud to present it this fall!" -Kate Logan (Production Manager), 3rd year Undeclared major
Now, let's get to know some of our participants and workshop leaders!
What was your experience in theater before being a part of Texpo?
"Theater has been a part of my life for a long time. I saw my first show (Grease!) when I was 4 and then I started to act when I was 8. It wasn’t until high school that I got into the technical side through lighting. During high school, I worked at a variety of theaters to build up my skills to get into UCLA. HOOLIGAN’s production of Spring Awakening was the first major show for which I ever designed the lighting"! -Malcom Wilson ("How to Present!" Workshop Leader), 3rd year Theater major
How did you come to the conclusion of your project?
"In my own Texpo project, I am proposing a stage adaptation of my favorite childhood movie, Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper. I went through the process of finding a script, watching the movie, taking notes on the scenes and mood, and making Pinterest boards." -Lisa Imai (Participant and Workshop Leader), 3rd year Environmental Science Major
What was your favorite part of the experience?
"I've loved seeing everyone's creative and original ideas! Some of our participants have gone for some out-of-the-box concepts that I'm so excited for everyone to see. Everyone is working on something interesting, unique, and that they're passionate about!" -Kate Logan (Production Manager), 3rd year Undeclared major
We can't wait for you all to see our HOOLIGANs' unique designs, so make sure to check out their presentations this Friday! You won't want to miss it!