Phobos

TSMGO – Halloween Special!

Rot up! Rot up! Ghouls and Beasties, I have the distinct terror of announcing a special one night only re-animation of the show everyone is screaming about!

TSMGO - Halloween 09 Show

Creep along early to guarentee your plot and come in the scariest costume you can possess to see the undead treat with more than a few nasty tricks… BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

We rise from our graves at 2pm (SLT) on Saturday 31st October 2009 and then come back for a second bite of your brains at 2:50pm. So crawl your foul way to The Lindenburg in Phobos and make sure you don’t miss the show where dying on stage is all part of the fun!

Pssst! Keep up with the latest TSMGO news on our blog and twitter!

Back By Popular Demand!

That’s right folks, we thought it was the end of the 2009 season for The Show Must Go on and Professor Antfarmoffski’s Flea Circus, but you wouldn’t let us go 🙂 So bowing to pressure from our gorgeous and fragrant public, Osprey beat us all on the soles of our feet until we agreed to come out of retirment once more, and what a show we put on! We were packed out for the 2pm showing (nearly 30 in the audience!) and had a fair few for the 2:50pm show and everyone had a great time. It was nice to see some friends from Nova Albion & Bay City as well as Steelhead and from SL Things To Do and of course, the Backpacking Burros! A huge thanks for your support guys!
TSMGO - 10th Oct 2009

TSMGO - 10th Oct 2009

TSMGO - 10th Oct 2009

TSMGO - 10th Oct 2009

TSMGO - 10th Oct 2009

TSMGO - 10th Oct 2009

p.s. This was Kumi Kuhr’s first show with us too! Welcome to the looney bin, Kumi! 😀

TSMGO Show Times: Sat 4th July at 2pm & 2:50pm SLT

Come one, come all and see the unveiling of a great new act… Free admission and shows at 2pm and 2:50pm- bring friends and popcorn!
TSMGO Poster for 4th July 09 shows

Great RFL Shows

Saturday 27th June saw the last of our two special RFL days organised by Elliebob Bean and Vessus Candour – and the great news is that with all the wonderful support of our fans and supporters of the RFL cause, we raised a huge 60,000L$! All four shows were brilliant fun with wildly enthusiastic audiences – unlike a lot of shows, the more audience participation the better with us!

Here are some shots from Saturday – I managed to get some of Osprey’s SL Man sketch and some of the rather beautiful & fragrant audience 🙂

TSMGO - 27th June 09, RFL Show

TSMGO - 27th June 09, RFL Show

TSMGO - 27th June 09, RFL Show

TSMGO - 27th June 09, RFL Show

TSMGO - 27th June 09, RFL Show

TSMGO - 27th June 09, RFL Show

TSMGO - 27th June 09, RFL Show

TSMGO – Another Great Show!

Rarely since the early days of The Show Must Go On (1) has there been such a sense of anxious expectation about a performance. After a run of lag-ruined shows, our brave troupe had all but decided that unless the show due to go out on Saturday 9th May went well we would have to shut the theatre doors until grid stability crept back up from the depths of the tar pit it has found itself in of late. Needless to say this was not a decision taken lightly or without much regret all round, but how could the show go on when lag meant that, well, the show couldn’t even start?

Over the weeks since the last (first) show of 2009 we performers had talked for hours and hours about it. We had planned, plotted, practiced and planned some more to try everything we could to overcome the dread lag beast. We had lost sleep with worry that all out efforts would be in vain. I, for one, had become convinced that huge part of my Second Life was about to come to a horrible end.

So there we stood, we daft few. The curtains were drawn, the crowd gathering. Os had reduced the seating and put out a sign to explain that we would hold two shows, one after another, to accommodate everyone (2). We were nervous. IMs bounced back and forth. We were really nervous. But it felt good. There was an energy; an electricity and it rippled through us all. We all knew the stakes and were all going to do our best to give the best performance of out lives.
TSMGO - 9th May 2009 - A sign of the times

Then Enjah deleted the back of the theatre, Kitty fell through the void to the floor way below and Lucy crashed out due to a huge lightning storm that took the interwebz out for her.
TSMGO - 9th May 2009

But we were strong. Os whipped out a new rear end for the theatre, Kitty managed to get back up intact and Enjah dove into the breach and filled in for Lucy. Lucy’s interwebz came back on just in time for her and Karuna to do their excellent Doctor sketch near the end of the show. In short, we laughed in the face of everything thrown at us and came out with the best show ever!
TSMGO - 9th May 2009

TSMGO - 9th May 2009

TSMGO - 9th May 2009

TSMGO - 9th May 2009

TSMGO - 9th May 2009

TSMGO - 9th May 2009

TSMGO - 9th May 2009

TSMGO - 9th May 2009

The first audience were friends who’d read my notecard and some people who’d seen the NWN article and as the curtains opened on the first part of the flea circus act, we performers took one huge breath and threw ourselves headfirst into the fray…

The flea sets worked perfectly! All exploded or caught fire on time, just like Enjah & Os planned. Kitty’s new song was hilarious (she is such a flirt, she puts me to shame! Lady Heady would love her, Dharlink!). Lucy’s MD sketch ran like a well oiled comedy-machine and the elixir sketch was joyful – I mean that too because it came at the end of the show and by that time we all knew it had been a great success so a weight lifted from our shoulders.

The second audience was almost entirely made up of friends of the show’s biggest fan, Mikiyo, along with some of the lovely peeps from the ever brilliant NPIRL. The audience was wild this time! Mikiyo had whipped them up into a frenzy and they loved us! We ran a tight ship – every cue was hit and mark met. This year is a funny show from start to finish and the laughs came thick and fast until, regrettably, the curtain closed for the final time on the poor departed fleas. May dog have mercy on their tiny souls.
TSMGO - 9th May 2009

TSMGO - 9th May 2009

All in all a great success, but the real success of the evening was that the troupe can quite confidently, without fear of contradiction, say that… The Show WILL Go On!
TSMGO - 9th May 2009

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(1) I’m only guessing here – I wasn’t around then.

(2) Although the show was supposed to be a secret, someone (coughsorrycough) had let a notecard escape into the wild where it had been picked up by New World Notes. We were expecting lots of people and knew that lots of people = lots of lag. (3)

(3) Even with my notecard and the NWN publicity we didn’t get lots. I’m sad about that, even though it probably saved the show. If it had been for Mikiyo inviting his friends as the second act began, we’d have been playing to 4 or 5… yikes!

TSMGO Show Announcement: Saturday 9th May at 2pm SLT

tsmgo-gravatarDear TSMGO fans – we have a new show date for you!

Date: Saturday 9th May 2009
Time: 2pm SL time
Venue: The Flying Turkey Airship Theatre
Location: Phobos (tethered above the Eleanor Theatre)
SLURL: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Phobos/199/235/26

All welcome – it’s free! Come early to get a seat and please (PLEASE!) remove anything laggy to try & help us with script lag 😀

P.S. Follow all the show updates on the TSMGO blog & Twitter

A night at the theatre…

Tho old indoor and outdoor theatres in Phobos that were the home of The Show Must Go On have gone…
The old Phobos TSMGO Theatre has gone!

But fear not Shindig fans, the home of TSMGO has only moved over the hill to the bay next to the excellent SL History Museum in Phobos where not only does it have a new base, but also a new name – The Eleanor Theatre! This is a shot of the new look theatre and although it’s not finished I think you’ll agree that it looks great 🙂
The new Eleanor Theatre in Phobos

Pop on over and take a look round – Osprey has added a fun water slide to help folks get down from the road and Salazar and I are going to be adding various parking and mooring options soon. Hope to see you for one of our upcoming shows (dates to be announced, but I’ll let you all now).

BB Flashmob: TSMGO this Sat 20th October at 2pm SL

Hi all,

Come and join me this Saturday at a brilliantly different kind of SL event – a variety show!!

“The Show Must Go On” starts at 2pm SL time this Saturday, 20th October. All Backpacking Burros and HBA Islanders should meet me at 1:50ish – bring some popcorn!

Date: Saturday, 20th Oct 07
Time: 1:50pm SL (8:50pm GMT)
Place: Phobos TMSGO Home Stage

Make sure you turn off and detach all laggy scripted objects (shields, mystitools, even your AOs if you can) as you won’t need them and any help the lag can get will be appreciated 🙂

You will need to turn your audio on (not voice or video) as the show uses the audio stream throughout – and it may help if you turn avatar names off in your (CTRL-P) preferences panel.

For more info on the show, visit their website.

Se you all there!
HeadBurro Antfarm 🙂
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Edit: This was me and Janey at the last show 🙂