In support of this goal, the Chicago Flyhouse is pleased to announce its 2007-2008 Rigging Grant, open to all tax-exempt theater and performing arts companies based in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, or Wisconsin. An annual, project-oriented award not to exceed $10,000, Chicago Flyhouse's 2007-2008 Rigging Grant can be used for a production flying or rigging effect, or a permanent installation for the improvement of a venue.The Flyhouse can also be contacted directly at 773-728-8455 ext: 112(from cthlist). Tell your producer or artistic director (or yourself).
Just stumbled on this weblog that seems to have some pictures of some casting directors and some links to interviews with them. They don't seem to be very Chicago market focused though.
This was told to me by one of my music professors. A young composotion student in one of the more prestigious conservatories in Russia is running out of time for an important project. In the coming weekend, the school orchestra will be gathered on stage to read through all the composition students' symphonies for the first time in front of the professor.In a fit of last-minute genious, he goes to the library and checks out one of his professor's symphonies, and writes out the whole work backwards. That weekend, after his hand-copied parts have been distributed, he waits nervously as the orchestra looks over the music.The conductor gets into place and readies the orchestra, and on his downbeat, out comes the opening fanfare to Tchaikovsky's 4th.(from Andrew Thompson).