Posts Tagged ‘Amanda Rothman’

Friday April 6, 2018, 11:00am - by Promo Team

Magnet’s newest show, Will They Or Won’t They, takes the stage Monday April 9th at 9:00pm. We caught up with the show’s director Amanda Rothman (Megawatt’s Drama) for some hot gossip about the show!

What’s the format of Will They Or Won’t They?

An expansion! So we start with three source scenes up top, followed by second beats with at least one NEW character, followed by a free for all. The catch? Those first three scenes are all THREE PERSON SCENES. Why, you ask? The inspiration for this show came from the improv game, “Love/Hate Cafe”- a three person scenic game that has you loving one character and disliking the other. So we are starting with that in mind, and blowing it up from there!

How did you select the cast for this show?

I thought about who I wanted to watch fall in love. I thought about who I wanted to watch get rejected. And then I got to askin’!

What’s your favorite “will they or won’t they” couple from sitcoms or other media?

Easy. I like any couple that seems like they actually like each other. For the record, we aren’t going for the Rom-Com genre in our show. We about those relationships with strong emotional connections, be it positive or negative.

What’s your LEAST favorite “will they or won’t they” couple from sitcoms or other media?

Easy. I don’t like any couple that seems like they don’t actually like each other. But for the record, if something Rom-Comy were to happen, well that would be just delightful.

“Showmance” is another classic romance trope. Have you ever fallen for someone you performed with?

Is it impossible for me to NOT fall in love with people I’ve performed with??? That’s one of the best parts of improv- the intimacy of being funny together! I will now list my current comedy crushes in no particular order:
Kristina Grosspietch
Michael Blech
Alex Braslavsky
Fu Goto
Kaley McMahon
Parmita Samanta
Tom Sanchez
Michael Stevens
Paul Ton


See all these crush-able improvisers in action in Will They Or Won’t They at Magnet, April 9th at 9:oo pm

Monday March 13, 2017, 12:59pm - by Magnet Theater

Cast Lists for Magnet Theater’s 10-Minute Play Festival

The time is finally here for comedy and theater to come together for Magnet Theater’s 10-Minute Play Festival! We reviewed over 600 original play submissions and saw over 80 auditions, and are now so pleased to announce our incredibly talented cast and crew full of both Magnet veterans and shining new faces! Thanks to everyone who submitted and auditioned. This has been an incredibly exciting process and we can’t wait for everyone to see the final product!

Reserve your tickets NOW for the Magnet Theater 10-Minute Play Festival on March 19th and March 26th, 7:30pm!

“Pause” by Christopher Hastings. Directed by Branson Reese
Headmistress – Woody Fu
Terrence – Eli Itzkowitz
Lucky Strike – Devin O’Neill

“Goofus and Gallant” by Becca Schall. Directed by Elena Skopetos
Goofus- Rob Penty
Gallant – Cameran Hebb

“Transferring Kyle” by Jonathan Cook. Directed by Collin Batten
Kyle – Patrick Grizzard
Tina – Marie Denny
New Kyle – Johnathan Ross

“End of the Line” by Irene Ziegler. Directed by Kristina Grosspietsch
Reggie – Amanda Rothman
Bus Voice – Jennifer Anderson
Bobby – Teis Jorgensen

“Cool Chefs Jr. The Live Season Finale Spectacular Only On Fox” by Matt Cox. Directed by Evan Forde Barden
Chef Master Tom – Steven Meeker Jr.
Alex – Chloé Fulton
Sam – Nicole Adsit