Notes from Arden
So why can’t an ensemble consist of one actor plus designers and technicians? Are they not on the same team? Wouldn’t this argument make our Hollywood Fringe, with its overwhelming majority of solo performances, a cauldron of ensemble work? Los Angeles Master chorale puts that argument to rest.
“It is interesting — indeed, startling — that the union and Pro99 could not come to some agreement over months of negotiation and discreet discussion, particularly given that the plaintiffs clearly went the extra mile in not serving the suit. It’s fascinated to contemplate what must have been going on behind doors during the talks — and whether it was the union’s intransigence or some other issue that prevented a calm and rational settlement.” — BY PAUL BIRCHALL
Got It Covered
However, to his credit, Solomon certainly never lied about himself or the Pro-99 issue: He mostly said, and quite reasonably really, that he would need to study the issue a lot more before coming down on one side or another – and, that, at least, isn’t a flat out fib to win votes. And, frankly, any one of these folks who is actually willing to reach out to the voters in LA and listen to the issues here is vastly preferable to the armchair pontificators across the rest of the country, who have no sense of the scene here. –BY PAUL BIRCHALL
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