Category Archives: Thursday Think Tank

Thursday Think Tank: Heidi & First Saturday!

At the beginning of every month, the city of Frederick celebrates “First Saturday,” where local organizations, merchants, artists, and actors strut their stuff in the downtown streets of Frederick.  To see our shows coming up in May, and all the other downtown Frederick happenings, visit the Downtown Frederick Partnership website!

As always, the MET rallies it’s performers to promote the current or upcoming show by mingling around town with the community.  Last Saturday, we had the chance to take some shots of some of the cast of Heidi as they frolicked downtown, spreading the word about the show, which opens Saturday, May 19th.  Anyone who passed by the MET had the chance to get in on some exclusive ticket discounts and also get their face painted, too!

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Photos by Bill Stitely

Heidi runs from May 19th – June 10th, every Saturday at 2pm and Sunday 6/3 & 6/10 at 2pm.  For tickets, call the MET box office at 301-694-4744 or order online here!

Thursday Think Tank: All-New Grand Ole Hee Haw Montage

Ladieees n’ Gennlemen, allow me to introduce this here montage of the creative process behind The All-New Grand Ole Hee Haw Hootenanny Jamboree! [jwplayer mediaid=”2893″] The All-New Grand Ole Hee Haw Hootenanny Hoe Down Jamboree opens Thursday, 5/10 and runs Thursdays – Saturdays at 8pm, and Sunday 5/13 & 6/3 @ 7pm and 5/20 & 5/27… Continue Reading

Thursday Think Tank: Pitchin’ an’ Sketchin’ Hee-Haw Hootenanny!

Now that the dust has settled from Antigone (literally: we struck the set this past weekend,) the MET company propels itself into another original production: “The All-New Grand Ole Hee Haw Hootenanny Jamboree!” a comedic satire influenced by the 1970s TV show Hee Haw with a signature MET twist to help bring out “the Fredneck in all… Continue Reading

Think Tank Thursday: Laugh Station: Turbo

There’s always a knowing titter of glee whenever anyone mentions the term “4-20,” and this Friday, the MET hosts a show that embraces the kind of subversive comedic insanity popularized by films and shows like Half-Baked, Kids in the Hall, Wonder Showzen and a gamut of psychotronic B-horror/scifi flicks. Described by co-creator Matt Lee* as “Kids… Continue Reading

Thursday Think Tank: Antigone Closing Thoughts

Our original adaptation of ANTIGONE by Reiner Prochaska* is coming to a close this weekend.  It’s been an incredible run, and in honor of this process, we have some final reflective thoughts from director Julie Herber*: Looking back at the first rehearsal/read and seeing the show come to a close, what has changed for you (i.e. in terms… Continue Reading

Thursday Think Tank: Behind the Scenes at the YO Recording Session

  The Young Olympians and the Most Amazingly Awesome Adventure Ever! opened this past weekend to a full house and garnered an enthusiastic, 5-star review from critic Mike Spain of DC Metro Theater Arts and an equally excited boost from Charlie Smith of Want2Dish. This week, we bring you behind-the-scenes footage from the original cast recording… Continue Reading

Thursday Think Tank: YO Puppetry!

For this weeks Think Tank, we bring you a little bit of insight about the puppetry in Young Olympians! Puppeteers Karli Cole and Renee Gerrard work together as two roles in YO: Chiron the Centaur and Cerberus, the three-headed dog of Hades.  With some coaching by fellow puppeteer, Vanessa Strickland*, Karli and Renee have (literally) been… Continue Reading

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