Post by yellowstone2014 on Sept 23, 2019 0:30:17 GMT -5
The Five women that Jack The Ripper murdered, return to slash their names across history and take down their murderer!
GET JACK, tells the story of five women on the night they were murdered and mutilated by Jack The Ripper. The 5 murdered women, AKA, The Canonical Five are back and the spotlight is now on them!
Act 1 is a fall back through time in which we meet each of The Canonical Five in a series of interviews regarding the night of their murders.
In the second act, the ladies take on a mission and journey through the mind of a serial killer to force him to reveal himself to the world. They torment their killer by making him face his demons and then drag the murdering -edited- to hell!
“We’re five slaughtered women! Remember Our Names! Canonical Five, Canonical Five, Kelly, Chapman, Eddowes, Nichols and Stride!”
Though history has brought forth multiple suspects, no one has ever definitively identified the killer, and neither does Get Jack. In this show the character of Jack The Ripper is a composite of different suspects put together to form one man locked in a fierce battle between madness and denial.
Since this concept album was recorded the show has continued to evolve through several workshops and is now a full-scale musical gearing up for its first production. In this concept album the story is told as a remembrance of past events, while the story in the staged musical happens in real time. Because of this shift, some songs and music featured here will not appear in the staged musical.
Buried in the work are references to everything from infamous serial killers to Shakespeare. The devil is in the details. Have fun playing our funny little games. Crank up your speakers and let’s Get Jack!
Not being familiar with the world of Broadway, I have some questions: Would it be easier for Jackie to get her start in a touring company of a Broadway show? Should Jackie try to reenact the story of POTO and get a position as an understudy in a Broadway show? Doing so would, of course, ground her concert touring. Could she be a summer-vacation fill-in or does the long-serving understudy always take that position?
I remember George Hamilton saying that to be a star, an actor needs to start his/her career as a star. In other words, not take a supporting role in a production as doing so will type the actor as a supporting actor for the rest of his/her career. Is this true?
Sure, it would be great to be in a touring company of a Broadway show. However, with zero experience on Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off Broadway for any show, the likelihood of that occurring for Jackie is virtually zero. Jackie would be competing against dozens, if not hundreds, of others, even for a minor role. And all these people probably have years of experience against no experience for Jackie.
As noted above, there will be dozens, if not hundreds, of others trying out for all understudy opportunities. All of them probably have actually played a part in a POTO show at some level. Many would have done so many times. All would have sung the POTO songs many times, albeit most likely not in a concert setting like Jackie but in an actual theater show. A concert setting is far different than a theater show setting. Any many will have taken theater voice lessons to boot in addition to acting.
Summer vacation fill-ins probably would be by understudies. And then others could become understudies of the understudy to guard against sicknesses.
There is no magic to being in a theater show just like there is no magic to getting an entry level job.
An entry level job typically requires certain minimums such as college education and/or related job experience. One exception could be a sibling of an employee but again even that would require the person to have some education or experience in the job area. Businesses are not in the habit of hiring an art student for an engineering internship. They want someone in school for engineering with good grades and ideally with some prior work experience. No magic, just reality.
Same for a theater show job. They are not hiring engineers to act and sing in a theater musical. Since there are far fewer Broadway (and Off-Broadway) positions available, who would you pick? A complete neophyte who only just started to learn how to do theater acting/singing or someone who has spent years learning their craft? Jackie has a great voice, but that is only a part of a theater show.
More time is spent acting than singing in a typical theater show. For example, the musical Waitress runs for 2 hours, 30 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission. There are 22 songs sung in the musical. The songs total 52 minutes and 48 seconds. So we have the show lasting 135 minutes. Thus, we have 53 minutes of singing (slightly less than 40% of the show) and 82 minutes of acting (slightly more than 60% of the show).
So what would you want, a great singer who looks horrible acting or a great actor who has a decent voice. I will bet that unless Jackie was funding the theater production, they will pick the latter rather than the former. They want to fill seats, not cause people to say the acting was bad so do not go. There are thousands of people who can sing decent enough for a theater show while also doing a decent job acting. Jackie has yet to prove that she can act and sing in a theater musical. Until enough producers see that and believe Jackie can carry her part in a show, Jackie will not be offered even a small part in an Off-Broadway show. Producers are not crazy. They have a responsibility to their investors who funded the show. They want to at least not lose money or else who in the world would invest in another one of their future projects? As with any business, the bottom line is important.
It is nice that George Hamilton said to start as a star rather than an underling. Interesting, because this is NOT what George Hamilton did himself.
George Hamilton attended the Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York, graduating in 1957. At that time it was an all boys private college preparatory school. He did theater and the such while at the school.
George Hamilton's first roles were in TV. He appeared on such shows as The Veil (playing an Indian), The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, The Donna Reed Show and Cimarron City. Not exactly starting out as a star when one plays an Indian on a TV show.
His first film role was a lead, Crime and Punishment U.S.A. (1959), directed by Denis Sanders. Although shot in 1958 it was not released until the following year. So, here George Hamilton did get a "star" part, his first.
The film was seen by Vincente Minnelli who thought George Hamilton would be ideal for the younger son in Home from the Hill (1960), a Southern melodrama with Robert Mitchum. Hamilton was cast and the film was popular. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer signed him to a long-term contract. Almost like Jackie playing the daughter of Robert Redford in The Company You Keep but Jackie not given a long-term contract since was Independently made film so no major studio involved who could afford to hire Jackie to a contract.
MGM then cast George Hamilton in support of Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner in the melodrama All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960) which flopped at the box office. Again, George Hamilton was not the star.
Hamilton's next film was far more popular, the beach party comedy Where the Boys Are (1960). This was a hit and remains one of his best known movies.
Thus, it took years of bit parts in TV shows and his 4th film before George Hamilton could be called a film star.
George Hamilton in reality did not actually follow his own statements as to what one should do in one's career.
Reality states that one usually has to prove oneself over many years and many roles before one may succeed in becoming a star. Few people bypass this and magically jump to star status immediately.
And Jackie, by being in Get Jack, is following the normal first steps of trying to prove oneself as being a viable person who can possibly become a theater star at some point in the future.
rickolsen: I'm munching corn chips and watching football. I like corn chips better than potato chips. Phoenix and Sampson are sleeping in on my bed. Brandie is preening herself on the love seat. She will be sleeping soon. I have a good life. I love my cats.
Jan 31, 2020 22:40:10 GMT -5
rickolsen: Brandie is sleeping, so all 3 of my cats are sleeping now. I gave them gravy dinner about an hour ago. I'm watching a good football game. Peyton Manning is creaming Arizona. I'm going to eat a couple of cucumbers now. They are so good.
Jan 31, 2020 23:02:20 GMT -5
rickolsen: I got some Greek pasta salad, cole slaw, and deviled egg potato salad today. The Greek pasta salad has lots of feta cheese. I love feta cheese. I gave my cats some gravy dinner a while ago. They will be sleeping soon. I'm eating Greek pasta salad.
Feb 1, 2020 13:33:56 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cole slaw is gone. I've got half the Greek pasta salad and potato salad left. I'm not supposed to eat pasta or potatoes, but my doctor said I can eat them in moderation. When you are diabetic you can't eat anything good or cheap. I eat what I want.
Feb 1, 2020 19:21:08 GMT -5
rickolsen: My cats are all sleeping. Phoenix and Sampson are in on my bed. Brandie is on the loveseat here in the livingroom with me. I'm watching football and munching corn chips. If you like corn chips get Great Value corn chips at Walmart. They are really good.
Feb 3, 2020 0:29:55 GMT -5
rickolsen: It is 10:00 am. My cats are all sleeping. Phoenix and Sampson are in on my bed. Brandie is on the love seat. I didn't give them gravy dinner because they didn't ask for it. When they do I will give it to them. I'm watching football.
Feb 3, 2020 10:02:55 GMT -5
rickolsen: I just gave my cats some gravy dinner. Prime filet chicken. They like that kind. They are gobbling it down. They will be sleeping soon. I'm watching football.
Feb 5, 2020 3:02:25 GMT -5
rickolsen: Brandie is sleeping on the love seat. Phoenix and Sampson are sleeping in on my bed. I'm watching football. Almost all of our snow is melted away.
Feb 7, 2020 10:18:07 GMT -5
rickolsen: My brother died yesterday. We weren't close. Now I'm the only son of 4 left. All 3 of my cats are on my desk. They came to see me.
Feb 10, 2020 16:54:26 GMT -5
Willyiam: May your Brother RIP!!
Feb 14, 2020 8:31:08 GMT -5
rickolsen: Thanks. I haven't seen, or spoken to my brother since my biological mother's funeral in 2009. I was adopted and didn't meet my biological family until 20 years ago when I was 44. We were never close. I see my biological father once in awhile.
Feb 18, 2020 18:32:02 GMT -5
rickolsen: One of my sisters found me. I didn't go looking for them. My cats are all sleeping. I'm watching football, and I'm hungry, so I'm making a big pot of stew. Of course it has mushrooms and lots of garlic.
Feb 18, 2020 18:37:03 GMT -5
rickolsen: My stew is so good I wish I could share it with you. I'm glad Agog suggested I cook my own food. I'm a good cook, it's cheaper, tastes better, and it's better for you. I love to cook so it works out perfectly.
Feb 18, 2020 18:55:35 GMT -5
rickolsen: I would cook for my cats, but they need cat food from the store. It has all the minerals and nutrients they need including taurin for good health. You should resist the temptation to feed your cat or dog people food. Give them the pet food they need.
Feb 18, 2020 19:05:10 GMT -5
rickolsen: All 3 of my cats are in the livingroom with me. Brandie is on the loveseat. Phoenix is on the arm of the arm chair and Sampson is on the couch. Today is trash day. I have to run a few errands and then I'm going to put out my trash.
Feb 19, 2020 7:45:25 GMT -5
rickolsen: I just gave my cats some gravy dinner. Chicken, turkey, casserole. They like it. They will be sleeping soon.
Feb 20, 2020 22:20:20 GMT -5
nipper: So Jackie's part in Disney dream weddings will air this coming Friday I believe on Disney + channel. Does anyone have that channel? I believe it is an streaming channel!
Feb 23, 2020 8:45:31 GMT -5
nipper: Does anyone have a hunch on what the exciting collaboration Jackie talked about last month that will happen this year?
Feb 23, 2020 8:46:56 GMT -5
johnnyb: Sorry Nipper, Jackie fans have left the building, head over to Jackie Amazon if you want to have a conversation or find some news on Jackie's career. Unfortunately Rick has lost interest in Jackie and now only wants to talk about his cats. 😺
Feb 23, 2020 14:27:13 GMT -5
nipper: I see that. As an Ice breaker should I talk about my cat who died in October?
Feb 23, 2020 20:54:02 GMT -5