File puptcrit/puptcrit.0904, message 475


Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 18:36:18 -0400
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Bil Baird's "Alice"


You did The Adding Machine?!?  I loved that show!!

Susan



At 05:18 PM 4/27/2009, you wrote:
>I remember sitting there just amazed thinking my God mistakes happen 
>in a Bil Baird show my God their human too. wow! But seriously Susan 
>I loved the show. Earlier that week Mary Susan Macrae and I were 
>walking by the stage as you were taking a break and there was 
>Miranda and the little boy and I said to Mary Susan? the earliest 
>memory of Television I have was seeing the fishbone wishbone scene 
>on the Ed Sullivan Show in Black and White and Mary Susan turned to 
>me and said me too with a tear rolling down her cheek. God Bless Bil 
>Cora and Peter master showman all.
>
>By the way the next night in during The Adding Machine?I sent Mister 
>Zero off to his re birth [ via a huge burst of flash powder] about a 
>page and half of dialouge too soon. OOPS!
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Susan Wall Kronenberg <susan-AT-carouselpuppets.com>
>To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
>Sent: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 3:23 pm
>Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Bil Baird's "Alice"
>
>
>
>You had to bring up that memory.  Mistakes always seem to be made in
>front of other puppeteers.  Yes, I was the puppeteer doing
>Miranda.  While in the chest, one of her strings got wedged around a
>hinge.   Nothing I could do would free her.  I don't know if the
>other puppeteers were just letting my suffer :-P, but they were just
>saying their lines as if nothing was wrong.  Finally Peter Baird had
>his puppet push the chest to the side of the stage, where our stage
>manager was able to free the string.  Of course, I felt totally
>embarrassed, but that's show biz...
>
>Susan
>
>
>At 09:29 AM 4/26/2009, you wrote:
> >I had the pleasure of seeing 'Alice' in Hutchinson Kansas when it
> >was on tour for the mid America Arts Alliance in 76 or 77 I worked
> >for Trotter Brosthers Productions in Wichita at the time and we all
> >went to see the show. We went out to eat with the puppeteers after
> >the show and Olga Felgamocker and I were talking about college, I
> >mentioned the name of one of my theater professors who really
> >respected puppetry and it turned out she went to college with him
> >and had a huge crush on him. Small world. I also remember that one
> >of the puppeteers had the Mad Hatter ad lib to Alice as she left the
> >mad tea party to come back later for liquor little girl. Not the
> >best thing to say in what was a dry town in the bible belt. I would
> >love to hear some war stories about your days with Baird, I'm sure
> >many interesting things occurred during performances. I also
> >remember the performance of Davey Jones Locker at the P of A
> >Festival when the mermaid I think it was got stuck in the treasure chest.
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Widerman-AT-aol.com
> >To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
> >Sent: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 12:29 am
> >Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Bil Baird's "Alice"
> >
> >
> >
> >I was in that production of Alice playing minor characters as I was the
> >newest member of the company. My roles included a card painting a tree, the
> >Executioner, the rod puppet version of Alice and the rod puppet version of
> >the  White
>Rabbit.
> >
> >There was a dormouse in Alice, which was a hand puppet. If you worked a
> >marionette mouse, that was one of two mice from "Winnie the Pooh,"
> >which moved
> >  beautifully. Incidentally, the mice were voiced by Carly Simon and her
> >sister Lucy Simon in a recording made long before they became 
> famous (Lucy is
> >an  opera singer.) All the voices at Bil's theater were live except for the
> >songs,  which were pre-recorded.
> >
> >      -Steven->
> >
> >
> >
> >In a message dated 4/25/2009 12:27:25 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> >hobeyone-AT-gmail.com writes:
> >
> >What a  cool story Steven. I saw "Alice" in 1976.  Were you in  that
> >production?  I got to try the mouse which was a thrill.  (  or was the
> >mouse in  Pooh?)  Was the show prerecorded? I   have attached a sketch
> >I made that day.  It is photoshopped slightly  for clarity.
> >
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> >http://lists.puptcrit.org/pipermail/puptcritattach/attachments/20090425/dcb6
> >0bb9/attachment.jpe
> >]
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