METROPOLITAN THEATRE RISING STARS CONCERN 10/09/15 We purchased tickets for the above event, seats AA1 and the adjoining seat, a total of $80. We arrived at the theatre at 7:15 p.m. and located our correct seats. The performance did not begin at 7:30, as advertised, and a few minutes before 8:00 p.m. a group of about 30 people wandered into the theatre on the main floor, coctails in hand, visited among themselves in an obviously private party. At exactly 8:05 p.m. a fellow came onstage and announced the show would begin shortly.
At around 7:45 p.m. a few ushers arrived in the balcony and insisted that a few dozen or more patrons who had purchased 10 or 20 dollar seats in the upper rows of the balcony move down to the more expensive front four rows of the area so that they "...could hear and see better..." We had spent $40 each for our seats and stayed where we were. All of us then were treated to being able to observe the private party down below on the main floor from the posted time of 7:30 p.m. for the advertised starting time until the theatre decided it was time to begin after 8:05. No announcement was made prior to this time that there had been some difficulty or delay.
Evidently, we should either purchase $10 seats and then move to $40 seats just before the event starts, or, better yet, just never attend any event at the Temple Theatre again. Maybe we can get information in advance and attend the next coctail party for the main floor attendees and be part of the 35 or so minutes for the delayed start of the next show.
The Rising Stars Concert was an exceptional performance. The performance and policies of the Temple Theatre in Saginaw were severely lacking. I would appreciate a reply with any explanation you might attempt before I post this comment on media pages.
(Received a reply from the offices of the Temple Theatre this date explaining the "private party" causing the start delay was a coctail event that everyone in the theatre was invited to attend--NOT TRUE! Also, an explanation that NO announcement was made to the regular audience about the delay because there would have had to be too many announcements. Further, the reply states that it is their policy frequently to encourage those in the $10-$20 seats to move up to the $40+ seats so they can hear and see better---no compensation offered for those of us who paid the top price!!! You decide--we will attend nothing else at this theatre. Am I angry? You bet I am!!!!! 10/12/15 ... See MoreSee Less
We are seeking actors and actresses for the upcoming Off-Broadway production of Tony n' Tina's Wedding to play from NOV. 12- NOV. 28
Tony n' Tina's Wedding is an interactive play that spoofs an Italian-American wedding, complete with reception dinner and dancing. The actors are cast as family members and the audience play the guests.
Auditions are scheduled for this Saturday, OCT. 3 at the Temple Theatre. We are seeking young men and women ages 19-30 and older men and women ages 40-60. Only people with outgoing personalities need apply. No experience necessary, but improvisational skills and acting experience is helpful. Those interested are asked to bring a photo and resume to the audition. Please RSVP to Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Actors must be available for rehearsals and all performances. This is an excellent opportunity to work with professional actors from the New York production! ... See MoreSee Less