To Cast Members Who signed up for Summer 2019 TV Program:
Hi, Cast members and Parents:
Finally we are ready to film our next two episodes! If you signed up please confirm with Andy that you are still all set to participate. Please note that I had to change filming day from Thursday to
Friday (12pm - 3pm). If you are unable to make the Friday, I will bring a camera with me Wed eve and can film that evening at our rehearsal spot.

I will send an email Sunday letting you know details about what to wear on filming day and about helping to submit jokes that we may be able to use on the show. But since a Halloween and Holiday theme be on the look out for those kind of jokes and costumes/clothes you might have such as a Witch's hat, cape, devil's ears, anything fun you might have.

We are still accepting people for the show so spread the word!
Thank you. See you soon!

PS the premiere episode I am hoping is available for viewing perhaps TUESDAY!
Fitting in editing between my regular work schedule has been a challenge. But almost done!!

Thank you.
Andy Diskes
neverlandtheatre@comcast.net
978 500-8832
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Casting for EPISODE 2 and EPISODE 3 OF THE BAD JOKE SHOW!

We filmed our first episode in February at Bevcam in Beverly with a fun and lively cast of 12. I have been working many hours since to edit the show. It should be ready for release by end of July.
The show is evolving into much more than telling bad jokes. It is feeling like a combination of Zoom, Laugh-In and has many references/video clips of pop culture past and present. It is a fun show for youngsters to watch with parents and grandparents to talk over the references from the various generations.

We are ready for sign ups for the next episode.
We plan to make about six episodes with themes of Halloween, Christmas, Movies and more.


Thank you.

Andy

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INFORMATION ABOUT PARTICIPATING:


Thank you for showing interest in THE BAD JOKE SHOW!

 
After 28 years running Neverland Theatre I am expanding into local TV. And who knows where it might lead!. :) 

I have four separate productions that I would like to produce over the next 2.5 years. Each with at least 6 or 7 episodes. My goal is to introduce a new production every year. Each production is more challenging / ambitious leading to the fourth one which is my favorite. I hope this is a great way to show off some of my talents as well as the talents of local children and adults.
This first production will be clever but on the simpler side as I get to learn how to put on a cable show. Luckily the team at Bevcam is there to help me every step of the way.

The program will be shown on local cable channels as well as be available online. It will be a fun keepsake to have throughout the years to look back on.
And can be put on a resume and part of your acting portfolio.


Here is info you need to know to participate. And by the way, there is no experience necessary. And you can participate in the show as little or as much as interests you. We are looking between 20 and 25 cast members.
 
COMMITMENT INFORMATION:
You would need to attend at least one rehearsal plus the taping day.
You can choose to attend one, two or all three rehearsals depending upon how much coaching / rehearsal you would like.
The more rehearsals you attend the more you would be featured in the program in joke telling and group dancing/activities such as doing specialty things like gymnastics or hoola hooping, etc.

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EPISODE 3 and 4 - Halloween and Christmas / Holiday - themed Episode

Tuesday, August 20 from - 6pm - 9pm
(Younger children can leave earlier if that's too late.)
Rehearsal Location:
38 Maple St., Middleton, MA (Senior Center.)

Wednesday, August 21 from 6pm - 9pm -
(Younger children can leave earlier if that's too late.)
Rehearsal Location:
38 Maple St., Middleton, MA (Senior Center.)


Filming Day:
HAS CHANGED TO FRIDAY 12PM - 3PM . (

Friday, August 23, from 12pm - 3pm-
(Bevcam Studio in Beverly (at Beverly High School)
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REHEARSALS:
During the rehearsals we will practice actual jokes / tongue twisters etc that will be on the show. We also will explore what other talents people might have such as gymnastics, juggling, yodeling, hoola hooping etc.
We also will do some general theater games / exercises to improve people's performance skills in front of the camera such as voice volume, clarity, expression. Also will work on facial expression.

We will work on making people feel comfortable so they do their best on taping day.
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WHO CAN SIGN UP: Ages 6 and over. (Or can be just under 6)

Kids, teens, Adults, Senior Citizens! !
We ask that cast members ages 8 and under are accompanied by a parent/chaperone at all times.

 
We are looking for not only people to tell jokes but for people who have a fun skill like juggling, break dancing or whatever so we can put in between the joke segments.

There will also be some freestyle dancing. We also will do some tongue twisters and other comic things. So although it's called THE BAD JOKE SHOW as you see it will feature other things also.

I also want to insert a few seconds here and there of viral videos such as the 'laughing goat' and other things. I will ask people to suggest viral videos to me since I am not always up to date on what's hip although my two daughters try to keep me updated. :)
 
The goal is that the finished product looks a little like ZOOM and LAUGH-IN, for those that know those older shows.
 
Whatever we film will be presented on Bevcam local access TV sometime in 2019. Hopefully by late summer.

If you are not available this round but are still interested, don't worry, we plan to do more episodes over the next several months. 

Once you sign up, we will let you know about themes of jokes we are looking for. Such as animal jokes and jokes about livelihoods such as plumbers, etc. All the jokes / humor will be family-friendly.

About a week before the first rehearsal I will ask you to email me whatever jokes you found. It doesn't mean we will use them all but I will choose from those jokes and some of my own I find. And if you want to participate but don't have a joke, we are happy to find one for you.

PARTICIPATION FEE:
Coming to one rehearsal plus taping day - $75
Coming to two or more rehearsals plus taping day - $100
There is a 10% sibling discount on total show fees.
IF YOU SIGN UP FOR BOTH AT ONCE, YOU CAN TAKE 10 % OFF TOTAL.

(There are no refunds on participation fees.)
We are maxing out the cast size to 20 so sign up early.
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I F YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE:
1. READ OVER ALL OF THE COMMITTMENT/GENERAL NFO.
2. Email Andy with questions if you don't understand something. 
3. Email Andy with below info.
4. Please turn in participation fee via payment link within 24 hours or via mail within 48 hours of letting Andy know you plan to sign up.
5. Wait for an email confirmation and get ready for fun!
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CAST MEMBER'S NAME(s):
PARENTS' NAMES IF THE CAST MEMBER IS UNDER 18:
ADULT CAST MEMBER'S PHONE NUMBER:
PARENT'S PHONE NUMBER of MINOR CAST MEMBERS WHO WE CAN CALL FOR EMERGENCY:
OPTIONAL: BEST NUMBER FOR TEXTING
DO YOU HAVE SPECIAL ABILITIES SUCH AS SINGING, DANCING, GYMNASTICS, JUGGLING, YODELING, RAPPING OR ANYTHING ELSE:
HOW DO YOU PLAN TO TURN IN YOUR PARTICIPATION FEE?:
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HOW TO TURN IN PARTICIPATION FEE:
Mail a check/money order made out to Andy Diskes,
20 East St., Middleton, Ma 01949
or you following payment link: 


Thank you!
 
Andy Diskes
Neverland Theatre
Bad Joke Show
www.neverlandtheatre.com

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