ever been on stage? - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-17-2003, 12:23 AM   #1
love, blood, life
yertle-the-turtle's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: York, UK and Singapore
Posts: 11,750
Local Time: 02:33 PM
ever been on stage?

Let's see...

at 7 I was the Wolf in Little Red Riding Hood.
at 8 I had to do stand-up comedy (horrible jokes)
at 11 I was doing some weird thing for our National Day celebrations (something to do with waving a flag which is horrifically ironic considering I'm just a Permanent Resident)
at 13 I was an extra in our adaptation of 'Romeo + Juliet'...I had the crap beaten out of me by Mercutio's gang
at 14 I played the lead in a pseudo-intellectual play I co-wrote regarding urban isolation and alienation - I represented the rural farmer which was being eradicated by urban migration and things like that...no one understood it.
and this year I played my first female role (I'm in an all-boys high school).


yertle-the-turtle is offline  
Old 05-17-2003, 12:33 AM   #2
Blue Crack Addict
Schmeg's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: ATL
Posts: 17,688
Local Time: 02:33 AM
Does it count that between the ages of 13 and 19 I was in my skating club's annual ice show? If yes...

13- Chop Suey
14- Flight of the Ewoks
15- Sparklers precision team (Tea for Two)
Wild, Wild West
Stand By Me
16- Sparklers precision team (Ragtime music)
Stars and Stripes
Cherokee People
17- The Ultimate Edge precision team (Gypsy music)
Shake Your Tail Feathers
Be Our Guest
18- The Ultimate Edge precision team (see above; uncreative coach)
Merit Solo (Love Letters in the Sand by Pat Boone... )
Yellow Submarine
19- Superettes senior precision skating team (short program- Paso Doble from Saturday Night Fever; long program The Storm)

I was also the Three Cornered Pig in my kindergarten play and Grandma in Little Red Riding Hood in second grade.

Schmeg is offline  
Old 05-17-2003, 01:09 AM   #3
Blue Crack Addict
arw's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: walking around 10,000 lakes
Posts: 27,320
Local Time: 01:33 AM
summer camp production of Grease when I was 14. I was an extra and had to dance and hold hands with a boy who was at least a foot taller than me if not more.

I think that's about it.
arw is offline  
Old 05-17-2003, 02:47 AM   #4
Blue Crack Addict
MissVelvetDress_75's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: basking in my post-concert glow still mesmerized by the orbit of his hips..Also Holding Bono Close as he requested.
Posts: 25,776
Local Time: 02:33 AM
yes as a child, a teenager and when i was in college.
MissVelvetDress_75 is offline  
Old 05-17-2003, 02:48 AM   #5
Blue Meth Addict
u2popmofo's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 36,748
Local Time: 01:33 AM
Yeah, for various music related things from childhood through early college.
u2popmofo is offline  
Old 05-17-2003, 02:56 AM   #6
Blue Crack Supplier
IWasBored's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 36,155
Local Time: 02:33 AM
--10th, 11th grades high school chorus final exam
--russian club music fest (russian club choir) 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades
--11th grade russian club music fest guitar accompaniment for someone who wanted to sing something, but not accapella
--some mickey mouse birthday party play when i was in 5th grade
--wizard of oz thing in 4th grade
--little engine that could play in 1st grade

numerous chorus concerts from 10th-12th grade and 2 in 4th grade

5th and 6th grade school band concerts

piano recital when i was 10, and another when i was 11
IWasBored is offline  
Old 05-17-2003, 03:01 AM   #7
Resident Photo Buff
Forum Moderator
Diemen's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Flyover country
Posts: 12,669
Local Time: 01:33 AM
Yep. I was in a couple plays in 7th and 8th grade (best supporting actor in 7th! ), then I was in the big talent show production in 11th (solo piano) and 12th grade (piano with a friend dancing). I was on stage plenty of times in college - countless choir concerts and smaller piano recitals, several competitions, accompanying a few friends for their string recitals, plus my own two solo piano recitals.

Since college the closest thing I've done to being on stage is providing the music for my brother's wedding.

I was never nervous acting on stage or being part of an ensemble on stage, but performing solo terrified me at first. The first few times my foot would shake almost uncontrollably the entire time I was at the piano.
My business! | My hobby!
Diemen is offline  
Old 05-17-2003, 06:52 AM   #8
love, blood, life
zonelistener's Avatar
Join Date: May 2001
Location: six convenient metro locations
Posts: 14,730
Local Time: 12:33 AM
Big Grin

Originally posted by yertle-the-turtle
and this year I played my first female role (I'm in an all-boys high school).
Very cool!!!!

I did a grade school version of "Wizard of Oz"
High school I did "Bye Bye Birdie" and Grease"

Since, I have done some public speaking and improv.

I want to do more improv. I will probally take a class when I move back to Minneapolis.
zonelistener is offline  
Old 05-17-2003, 08:42 AM   #9
love, blood, life
HelloAngel's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: new york city
Posts: 14,534
Local Time: 02:33 AM
3 - On an episode of "Duck Duck Goose" in Miami

5 - Played the part of Mary in a Christmas Pageant

13 - School talent show; numerous productions for drama class

14 - Drama productions; church youth group plays & talent shows

15 - Drama productions; more youth group plays

16 - Lead in school play

17 - Lead in school movie
HelloAngel is offline  
Old 05-17-2003, 09:13 AM   #10
New Yorker
brettig's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: heehee, ask george
Posts: 3,194
Local Time: 01:33 AM
I was the bar tender in three straight school musicals...each story had a barman, lol.

Oh and I played 'Alderman Greedy' of Hamelin in a primary school play about the pied piper.
brettig is offline  
Old 05-17-2003, 09:40 AM   #11
Blue Crack Distributor
tiny dancer's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: small town Pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 82,345
Local Time: 06:33 AM
My 3 years of high school being in an all girls chrous group, we would sing twice a year. At Christmas and a Spring concert.
tiny dancer is offline  
Old 05-17-2003, 09:42 AM   #12
Blue Crack Addict
nbcrusader's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Southern California
Posts: 22,070
Local Time: 11:33 PM
Never as a student.

Now, I am on stage nearly every weekend for Sunday school dramas.
nbcrusader is offline  
Old 05-17-2003, 10:23 AM   #13
Forum Moderator
Bonochick's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Cherry Lane
Posts: 40,816
Local Time: 02:33 AM

I performed in choir concerts every year I was in school. My senior year of high school, I was in a small singing group in school that was one of those audition-only groups. I was thrilled I had gotten in...I'd always wanted to try but was too chicken until my senior year. In my junior year, I was in The Sound Of Music. I also was in a skit for the Shakespeare Festival during my freshman year.

While it wasn't onstage, I also sang the national anthem at a basketball game. That was the largest group I ever sang acapella for. I don't think I have that voice in me anymore...I'm out of practice.

I miss performing!
"Knight in shining Zubaz."

Bonochick [at] interference.com
Bonochick is offline  
Old 05-17-2003, 10:53 AM   #14
Rock n' Roll Doggie
cell's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Disneyland
Posts: 5,901
Local Time: 11:33 PM
I know i did more but the ones that stand out for me are these...I took this drama shit really seriously.

10th grade:

My friend and I did Lie of the Mind for a 2 person serious for Drama Festival...took 3rd place out of 90 high schools.
Hey I can act!

11th grade:

Did a musical called Working. I didnt sing. I was an extra I guess. I was one of those trucker whores who just danced around. I didnt get to do much that year.

12th Grade:

I directed and also played a part in Extremities. I had to cut it down to 20 minutes for a certain scene for a grade to finish out high school. I chose to do the fireplace scene. My lead won for best actress, while I was nominated for Best Director. I didnt get it, but I still think this is one of the best accomplishments I have ever pulled because of the controversy I caused in high school.

Aahhh the memories!
cell is offline  
Old 05-17-2003, 10:56 AM   #15
Mrs. Vedder's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: In Eddie's Bed!
Posts: 1,790
Local Time: 11:33 PM
Yes early childhood till now!

let me see:

1st grade - Sang at a Christmas pageant
2nd grade - perform ballet Ballet folklorico
3rd- Play "Various short stories"
4th grade - Talent Show *singing*
5th grade - School Play
7th grade- Play performance (Some Ancient Greek play)
10th grade - Small part in a school play


Freshman year: small role in a school play
Somphomore Year: Performed a play in front of so many people.... I played an angel! I looked so cute with my wings and halo!

That's all I can remember!

Mrs. Vedder is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:33 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com