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March, 2010

Casting The Hideout Mainstage: The Andersons… Tuesday, March 9th


Here’s a message from Pat Daniels, the director of the next Hideout Mainstage show, The Andersons:

We are beginning casting for Hideout Theatre’s 1950’s SitCom Mainstage show for May/June entitled, The Andersons. This clean-cut American family is as quirky as they are lovable! Mom and Dad have their hands full with the youngsters, who are always able to get themselves in some real pickles!

I am going to be directing, with Kareem Badr Asst. Directing. We are looking for a strong ensemble from all over Austin’s diverse improv and theater groups. We will have a casting session this Tuesday, March 9th, in the downstairs theater at the Hideout, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Please contact Patrick Daniel at patnatdan@gmail.com if you are able to attend. Details below:

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Saul Bass-Inspired Set Design for Hitchcocked!

Kaci here! In March and April the Hideout Theatre is putting up a production of Hitchcocked! improvised tales of suspense and intrigue in the style of filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock.
For the set we decided to go with a Saul Bass-inspired design, a graphic artist who made many popular posters for Hitchcock films.east Inflatables

I started here, with the Charles Dickens Unleashed! set. We had it up November through February (Austin Secrets didn’t have a specialty set, which was fine).

First I painted everything black. No primer this time – what? (I bought paint and primer in one!)

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Farewell to the City

For the past four months, the set at the Hideout has been a Victorian-era cityscape, originally painted for the Dickens set, and carried on into the Austin Secrets run.

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But now it’s time to bid a fond farewell to the city, so that the set can be properly Saul Bassified for the Hitchcock run. The first step is going back to black. Large red and orange shapes will begin appearing over the next few days. And by appearing I mean that Kaci will painstakingly paint them by hand.

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Stay tuned!

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Hitchcocked! Podcast Interview with Troy Miller

Troy Miller was recently interviewed for the Greater Austin Creative Alliance’s podcast. It’s a long, fascinating interview mainly about the upcoming Hitchcocked! run, but it also delves into The Hideout’s philosophy, past, and inner workings. We also learn how Troy got into improv, and why he loves Hitchcock so much.

Part 1:

Part 2:

See the original post here.

Buy tickets to Hitchcocked! here.

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