05 September 2019

Sacred Fools Season Launch, and the cast of Waiting for Waiting for Godot!

I can sum up most of my beliefs with a good acronym.

Introducing the cast of
 opening 8 November
in the Broadwater Second Stage!


Bruno Oliver as Ester
Joe Hernandez-Kolski as Val
Julie Marchiano as Laura


Steve N. Bradford as Ester
Zach Smith as Val
Marian Gonzalez as Laura

This will be the second full production I've directed for Sacred Fools (following Rose and the Rime in 2017), and it's no exaggeration to say that this scrappy, volunteer theatre company has made my directing career possible.

I'm so grateful, and I'm asking for your support as Sacred Fools launches its 23rd Season.

The BEST way you can support me and our production of Waiting for Waiting for Godot is by coming to the Season Launch Party on September 13th!  We Fools always throw a great party.  Just $10 gets you in the door, with drinks, games, and entertainment available all night.  I'll be working at the Plunge:  Come say Hi!
Attend the Season Launch Party >

If you can't make it on the 13th, a donation of any amount will support not just me and my show, but every artist involved in our season.  As a reminder, Sacred Fools is committing once again to offering every seat we sell for NO MORE THAN $15.  Your support helps us keep new, innovative theatre accessible to all income levels.  Thank you.
Donate to our 23rd Season >

As always, catch me at The Broadwater Plunge Wednesday through Saturday night!
I hope you're staying cool!

 - j

Copyright © 2019 Jacob Sidney, All rights reserved.

18 June 2019

Waiting for Waiting for Godot, and a summer concert...

I want you to listen to me very carefully...
I have no idea what you're talking about.

I'm directing Dave Hanson's WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT in Sacred Fools' upcoming season, opening in November!

From the press release...
Ester and Val are understudies for a production of Waiting for Godot. They are committed to art, and frustrated by anonymity. They understand their purpose, but not the reasons they stay. They accept their fate, but question each other's motives, all while waiting for "him" to appear...

A "gleefully absurd" (Time Out New York) backstage farce packed with profound insight, existential dread, and shameless punchlines, Waiting for Waiting for Godot is the Beckett companion you didn't know you needed. Directed by Jacob Sidney (Rose and the Rime), this show will be performed in the Broadwater Second Stage.

Come hear me sing with the wonderful voices of SGVCC!  No reservations required, come on down and get tickets at the door!
Here's "Soliloquy" from last year's summer concert!

The Broadwater Fringe has been a crazy blast during the Hollywood Plunge Festival, and we're all handling it just fine :)

Come join the fun before July 1st!

 - j

Copyright © 2019 Jacob Sidney, All rights reserved.

03 June 2019

Luck be a Lady, and new cocktails for Fringe!

Fools give you reasons...

Saturday 29 June my choir is doing some wonderful arrangements from great musicals on film!  I'd forgotten how beautiful the choral medleys from South Pacific and The King and I are... really musical, interesting settings that stand up as compositions on their own, well beyond a simple run-down of tunes... Plus the heartbreaking West Side Story and a few lesser-known gems...

I'll be singing Luck be a Lady from Guys and Dolls!  Love me some Brando, but it wasn't his best moment ;)

Here's "Soliloquy" from last year's summer concert!

Over to the Plunge we're hard at work gearing up for the Hollywood Fringe Festival!  Previews start this Thursday, and we're celebrating with the launch of our new menu honoring Sacred Fools' Fringe shows from the past.  During Fringe we're open at 4pm weekdays and 10am(!) weekends!  You can usually find me Wed-Sat nights, plus I'm opening this Saturday June 1st:  Come join me for a Bloody Mary!

Some exciting news about Sacred Fools' upcoming season is coming soon, stay tuned!  - j

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