I’m In A Thing: The Foreigner

Opening this Friday. This is a very different role for me.

Little Shop of…let’s add a pony here, yeah, that’s more like it

The licensing agencies that be took away the rights to a modified performance of Little Shop of Horrors performed by the Boxcar Theater Company. The modifications violate the terms and conditions that performance groups agree to in order to be allowed to do a show. This report on Playbill.com hints at some of the changes made in the Boxcar production.

I think this response from Jason Robert Brown1 is closest to my thoughts:

The problem that Nick doesn’t seem to want to acknowledge is that the words “LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS” are what sold his tickets. He needed the authors’ work in order to do his job of making wonderful, thrillingly creative theater out of it. But to suggest that those authors shouldn’t be allowed to collaborate (by their approval) in his process is grossly unfair.

I think if you’ve ever used a Creative Commons license you may feel the same way.