Understudies for Spamalot

Understudies – you should plan on being at all rehearsals for your character, so you can learn the songs and the blocking.

Arthur: Josh

Lady of the Lake: Claire H

Robin: Wylie

Lancelot: Clay

Galahad: Gregor

Patsy: Claire A

Minstrel: Ava

2nd Place!

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind won second place at the regional competition, with Cristina M and Connor L being named to the All Star Cast. I am especially proud of the cast getting perfect scores from all three judges in the ensemble category.


Students – a down-payment of $125 is due by October 30. This will cover the cost of registration only. The rest of the money ($100 – $150 depending on the cost of the hotel and bus) will be due in January. Please see me if you have any questions.

$1400 for Promise Place

A huge thank you to everyone who came to see Too Much Light! Through tickets sales and donations, we raised $1400 for Promise Place.

Next up, regional competition this Saturday at the Henry County Performing Arts Center. We are scheduled to perform at 4:15 (see the previous post).

One Act Schedule

Below is the schedule for the one act competition. We should plan on leaving McIntosh at 7:45 to ensure that we arrive on time for the first performance.


9:00        Show 1                 Ola

10:15     Show 2                  Union Grove

11:30     Show 3                  Northgate

12:45     Show 4                  Luella

1:40-2:30 Lunch Break NO ONE ALLOWED ON STAGE

2:30pm Directors 5-8 *Walk-through on stage (10 mins)

2:45        Show 5 **set-up begins

3:00        Show 5                 Woodland

4:15        Show 6                 McIntosh

5:30        Show 7                 Stockbridge

6:45        Show 8                 Dutchtown

This Thursday and Saturday!

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is this Thursday and Saturday at 7pm. To reserve tickets, email info@mcintoshtheater.org. This show will be unlike anything you have seen on stage before. Plus, $2 of every ticket sold goes to Promise Place, where domestic violence ends.Too Much Light Poster

A Note About the Title and more about the play

The proper title for our play is 50 Neo-Futurists Plays from Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes). We should have used this title from the beginning. Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is the name of the show that is done by the Neo-Futurists in Chicago, and title 50 Neo-Futurist Plays… is used to distinguish performances such as ours from the Chicago and touring shows.

The Neo-Futurists started performing Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind in 1988 and the show has been running every weekend since then. To keep the show fresh, they add 2-12 new plays each week. They have done close to 10,000 plays to date. There are also Neo-Futurists shows in New York and San Francisco.

Each show is more than a collection of plays performed in a random order. We will try to replicate the Neo-Futurist experience as best we can. There are some things, such as the ticket price being “$9 plus $1 times the roll of a singe six-sided die” that we can’t do, but there will be some surprises at our show that come from the Neo-Futurist experience.